It’s Youth Art Month: How to Celebrate Your Artist

Showcase Art

“Youth Art Month (YAM) is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art and art education for all children and to encourage public support for quality school art programs. Art Education develops self-esteem, appreciation of the work of others, self-expression, cooperation with others, and critical thinking skills. All of these skills are […]

A Charming Story About Autism, Horses and Friendship

apples for cheyenne

“Apples for Cheyenne: A story about autism, friendship and horses” written by Elizabeth King Gerlach and illustrated by Kim Miller is a delightful children’s book that touched me on a personal and professional level. I grew up in a family affected by autism, and during those growing up years, my favorite hobby was horseback riding. […]

Visualize a Better Eater: A Fun Activity for Your Picky Eater

Visual - Picky Eater

Raise your hand if you have a child or have heard a child refuse a food based upon how it looks? Rest assured that you’re not alone. I’ve not only had that experience in my own home but countless times as a clinician. What is it about the look of a food that can set […]

7 Family Fun Indoor Activities

Bowling - Strength

I know spring is right around the corner but for some people when the snow is still on the ground, it means downhill skiing, sledding, and snowmobiling. Others, however, aren’t as eager to head out into the snow. Some children with sensory issues may find it challenging to tolerate the cold, texture of the snow […]

Mardi Gras Craft Ideas Fit for A King or Queen

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is a French phrase for Fat Tuesday, more formally known as Shrove Tuesday. This is the holiday to celebrate and eat like a glutton because the following day is Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent. During Lent, Christians give up something they enjoy (usually a favorite food) for 40 days leading up […]

Strike a Pose, Breathe Deep – Obtain Attuned Classroom

Yoga in the Classroom

Trying to teach kids who are distracted, disruptive or daydreaming isn’t fun or effective. But with a packed schedule and a tight curriculum, what is a teacher to do? As a yoga teacher of course I’m going to say, “Yoga!”, but let me tell you why. At first it may seem there’s no time to […]

Yoga in the Classroom = Students Ready to Learn

Mountain Pose - Sensory

Teachers have the honor and unique perspective of working within a space where each child and the teacher, are working towards similar goals. These goals include but are not limited to learning and meeting or exceeding classroom expectations. What makes the classroom so unique is that each child is navigating their own levels of regulation […]

Sensory Diet = Yoga Throughout Your Day

sensory yoga

The goal of a sensory diet is to incorporate movement and sensory based activities throughout the day in order to promote regulation. Each sensory diet includes activities, designed by an occupational therapist, to provide input throughout the day to alert, calm, and organize the sensory systems. As adults, we have found ways to incorporate this […]

Hire the Ideal ABA Tutor – Eliminate Barriers to Success

ABA Tutor

Is your child getting what they need from their ABA therapy?  Do you find yourself with a new tutor every couple of months? Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is the science of human behavior.  ABA is a therapeutic process of applying interventions based on the principle of learning theory with a goal of improving socially significant […]

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Music Therapy and Fun Rhythm Games

Jazz for Kids

The two main components of a musical rhythm are the beat/pulse and the rhythmic unit. They both appear repeatedly in almost every piece of music. The pulse is simple and repeats in a continuous sequence from beginning to end, while the rhythmic unit is a little bit more complicated as it is a note-pattern that […]

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