Executive Function

Engage Kids in the Classroom: 8 Ideas for Heavy Work

It’s Monday morning. You grab your coffee and head into your classroom, ready for a great week. You have your lesson plans ready to launch onto your third grade class. You look across the...

6 Back to School Tips for Organizational Success

Back to school…while some parents are dancing a jig of the thoughts of kids returning to school, there are other parents who are feeling some anxiety.  The reminders of the exploding backpack, missing homework,...

Holiday Gatherings: Sensory Kids Can Thrive

Years ago, having visitors in our home during the holiday season was a huge source of stress for my daughter.  It did not matter who it was either.   Holiday gatherings during holiday season...
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A Sensory Break Saves the Day

Today while working with one of my vision therapy patients, I heard one of my other therapists, "Sue," getting very frustrated with her six-year-old patient, "Peter" during their therapy session. This high energy first...

Rise in ADHD? Or Simply Immaturity?

In the last decade, the number of kids diagnosed with ADHD has risen 66%! A new study reveals statistics in the current issue of the journal, Academic Pediatrics. Northwestern Medicine spearheaded the study and...
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A Special Interest: An Obsession or a Tool?

We all have things that we love to think and talk about.  For example, Chris enjoys to talk about his love for Disney World and Wine.  Ok, they are two very different things but...

Enhance Memory and Reading Skills with a Picture Game

Picture Words: Memory Matching Game allows for three different games to be played by 1 to 4 players. This game can be customized to fit the needs of your child. If 36 potential matches...

Manage Internal vs External Distractions

The potential for distractions is all around us.  Just take a look around the average home and you will see multiple TVs on, computers up and running, Ipods, Ipads, cell phones ringing and buzzing,...
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Is Your Child a “Class Clown” to Gain Acceptance?

We all want to be accepted and to have friends,  particularly at school but sometimes kids with special-isms are so socially different that they stand out from their classmates.  Standing out makes it much...

Playing Handbells to Improve Memory, Communication, and Much More

A set of handbells is an unusual musical instrument, suitable for children of all ages and in various developmental stages. Handbells are bells designed to be rung by hand and are generally played in...