Auditory Processing Disorder 101

Auditory Processing Disorder 101

Please share: Auditory processing disorders are often masked as other things. Sometimes, people think kids aren’t paying attention or are daydreaming. In fact, it can take the brain some extra time to process the information coming through the auditory system....

Holiday Break Activities for Kids + FREE Conversation Starter Cards

Please share:   Holidays can be hectic and busy for grown-ups but our children can become bored quickly. I encourage my clients and my own children to limit screen time and be creative. Children of all ages learn skills by engaging in play. When children are not...
Calm Down Area Creation Tips

Calm Down Area Creation Tips

Please share: Children show behavior when they are trying to communicate but either cannot find the words or do not understand the appropriate way to calm themselves. Simply saying, ‘Calm Down!’ is not helpful. I encourage you to consider how you might...
Teaching Empathy with The “Do Good” Jar Activity

Teaching Empathy with The “Do Good” Jar Activity

Please share: For children on the spectrum, finding ways to teach empathy can be difficult.  We all want our children to be empathic and kind, but how do we help them understand that concept?  Here’s a fun activity that allows us to do something creative with...
Idioms, What Did You Say and What Do You Really Mean?

Idioms, What Did You Say and What Do You Really Mean?

Please share: It’s Raining Cats and Dogs!Idioms or phrases that cannot be understood through their literal meaning can be rather confusing for students with language difficulties. Teaching children and students common idioms can help them navigate verbal...
Life Skills Series:  Fire Safety

Life Skills Series: Fire Safety

Please share: Life skills training helps our children with independence. This week, I’d like to talk about fire safety. When thinking about functional skills, knowing when to call 911 or what to do if a fire occurs can make the difference between a minor...

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