SUMMER is here! Most families look forward to summer’s relaxation and lazy days. However, the lack of routine and structure can evoke great stress for families of children with special needs. School routines are predictable and provide consistency and the transition...
I’m excited to share some fruity fun ideas for your family this summer! Creating together is not only fun but playing with dough helps with sensory processing and builds fine motor skills. The added bonus is the dough is scented. Since you cannot eat the...
Children with disorders of the gastro-intestinal tract commonly experience pain during eating. As a result, the child may develop resistance or anxiety surrounding feeding. The placement of gastric tubes can further complicate the situation as children...
HOW CAN I SUPPORT A CAREGIVER OF SOMEONE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS/CHRONIC MEDICAL ISSUES? The old adage says, “You never know what happens behind closed doors.” Everyone has struggles and triumphs. Some deal with their situations more quietly than...
Yesterday I was working with my son on a Social Skills app. This has become a daily part of our routine…..Those with typical children may take for granted the social skills that our kids struggle with and must work to learn. I spend a lot of time and effort...
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