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3 Easy Receips for Teens

Easy Recipes for Teens As your kids get older, you will find that they are getting more and more freedom and independence. At some point, possibly even now, your teen will be able to fully fend for themselves. If you are looking for easy recipes for your teen to...

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Book Report Alternatives for Kids with Learning Disorders

Writing book reports can be challenging for some students with dyslexia and other disabilities involving writing and language. As long as your children or students reach the objectives you expect them to achieve after reading a book, why not allow them to demonstrate...

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Assistive Communication Devices for Children with Autism

I LOVE infographics to communicate ideas and give awesome information to my readers. Here's another awesome graphic from our friends at Autism Parenting Magazine.   Here's one of my earlier posts about apps for autism. It's another awesome resource! Thanks for...

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Galaxy Slime…..it’s Out of This WORLD!

When I saw this I knew immediately my readers would LOVE IT!  I've provided links to purchase via my Amazon Affiliate account for your convenience. Ingredients: 1 airtight container 2 5 oz bottle of clear glue 1 bottle black glitter glue 1½ cup water (separated) 1½...

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Best Apps for Autism

One of the questions you ask most often is about helpful apps for kids with autism. Thanks to Autism Parenting Magazine, we have our favorite apps in one infographic! Looking for information about math for kids with autism? Check out our post with tips here. Need help...

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5 Tips to Help Children to Deal with Trauma

Here are some 'Out of the POCKET' Tips for dealing with trauma in children.... Many of us struggle to make sense of events such as shootings, tragedy, and abuse. Family situations and other everyday circumstances shape us. Feelings of shock, disbelief, sadness, anger,...

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Frankenstein Plate Halloween Craft

Frankenstein Plate Halloween Craft I love cheap and easy activities for holidays. Here's one of my favorites for use in the OT clinic, at home, or in the classroom. The supplies are easily bought in bulk or for cheap. If your child has executive function difficulties...

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Left Hand Writing Tips plus FREEBIE

Many students with special needs have difficulty using both hands together. This skill is called BILATERAL INTEGRATION and is required for tasks like cutting paper and getting dressed. One hand is the 'doer' and the other hand is the 'helper.'  For example, when...

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Tips for Test-Taking Anxiety

Tips for Test-Taking Anxiety plus FREE downloadable handout of this post at the bottom. Anxiety can be extremely harsh to school-aged children, but test-taking season is upon them, it can be even worse. No matter how many times parents, teachers, and therapists...

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Book Report Alternatives for Students with Dyslexia

Book Report Alternatives for Students with Dyslexia and Learning Disorders Writing book reports can be challenging for some students with dyslexia and other disabilities involving writing and language. As long as your children or students reach the objectives you...

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Welcome! I'm a pediatric OT and mom to sons with special needs. My products and courses are fun and engaging. How can I help you?
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