Test Drive Introducing the Alert Program through Song

Test Drive Alert Program

is a spiral-bound book with an accompanying CD full of practical ideas and suggestions on self-regulation. Appealing songs help introduce the Alert Program concepts to children in elementary schools, homes, or therapy settings. What is Self-Regulation? “Self-regulation is a child’s ability to control his or her behavior. It develops over time, and involves many aspects […]

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Mother’s Perspective

Extremely Loud Incredibly Close DVD

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close tells the incredible story of how a young boy, Oskar, who relied on his father and their games and interactions to get through his life; the life he felt was very strange. He admits that he’s different, that doctors thought he might have Asperger’s, but the tests were inconclusive. Portraying […]

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OT in the Home, A Review of an Excellent Resource for Implementing Occupational Therapy at Home

When you look at a title of a video and it refers to occupational therapy (OT) in the home, you expect a lot. For example: host of activities to demonstrate how to approach OT at home in between regularly scheduled sessions with an occupational therapist ideas for helping children regulate their senses while moving through […]

“OT For Children with Autism, Special Needs and Typical” DVD


This beautifully created DVD, , by occupational therapist, Britt Collins, was a pleasure to watch. Set in a gorgeous backyard, Britt demonstrates a variety of sensory activities in a hands-on approach featuring adorable children. Occupational Therapy and Sensory Integration Occupational therapists commonly use a sensory integration approach to treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, […]

Autistic-Like: Graham’s Story


Poignant, educational, cathartic and real. To me, is all of these things. It is heart-warming account of one family’s journey into the unknown that chronicles the story of the Linthorsts from the parents, Erik and Jennie’s delight at the “perfection” of their child Graham at birth to their realization, when Graham was 17-months old, that […]

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Special Showcase "Mary & Max"


Recently, my friend gave me a DVD titled Mary and Max. Knowing I like to watch movies and read books related to autism, he wanted to know my opinion after watching this film. Mary and Max is an Australian clay-animated feature film written by Adam Elliot that was the official selection as opening night film […]

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