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Six Tips to Ease Your Child into Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving can be a frenetic time of year that may overshadow the “Hallmark” moment we all try to make of it  In fact, for...

How to Achieve Sensory Success with Teens

During my years as a school-based occupational therapist (OT), I consistently observed the following: younger kids, like preschoolers through third-graders, loved coming to OT....

The Poppies Blow: Activities to Honor Veteran’s Day

In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, May 1915.  A poem to honor Veterans on Veteran's Day. In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row...

Ideas to Organize the Disorganized Student

We're just passed that honeymoon period of school when grades are good, students are somewhat organized, and everyone is motivated. At this time, papers...

Oral Motor Games for Children Young and Old

"Oral motor skills include speech, coordinating breathing and swallowing, and the management of food textures. Children with low muscle tone and sensory processing differences...

Higher Education – Choose What Meets Your Child’s Needs

It seems today, that higher education values prestige over practicality. Only a generation ago, kids who were performing poorly in academic settings were encouraged...

ASD, OCD or SPD: Which is the Best Fit?

With certain children, it can be hard to tell the difference between an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and a Sensory...

Sensory Tips for a Happy Halloween

Itchy costumes, greasy face paint, strangers in masks, constant social interactions, scary music and black lights on porches… Halloween can be a short road...

Spooktacular Moments – Home & Classroom Halloween Tips

For some families, Halloween can be a joy and a struggle for various reasons. Yet, it can also be a great time to be...

Help Us Snuff Out Bullying – Bullying Awareness Month

Nothing was more heartbreaking than reading this news title as it crossed our editorial desks - Special-needs boy, 10, doused with gas, set on...