Summer Break

The Summer Vacation – Tips for Success

Ah, summer.  Sunny skies, balmy breezes, green grass, and that age-old tradition, the family vacation.  Every year families around the world pilgrimage to fun-filled destinations and distant relatives to enjoy quality time together.  The...

Traveling with a Sensory Seeking Child

If you have a child with a sensory processing disorder and/or other isms, extra planning can help make the experience more successful and less stressful for everyone. When you plan your vacation, think...

Self-Regulation – Attained from an Old Sandbox

The sun is shining. You’re itching to get outside. However, you know you need a little something special to lure the sensory child in your life outside into the heat.  All you have to...

Summertime Heat Equals Heightened Anxiety

The sun is shining, the temperature is rising and in your mind you think the best way to spend a stifling hot summer day is by taking the kids to a local splash pad...
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Whole Body Tools to Engage a Group of Kids During Summer Camp

With summer approaching, the thoughts of summer camps and kid groups are dancing in our heads.  As professionals these groups can be exciting as we get to choose what we love to do and...
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Summertime ‘At Home’ Occupational Therapy

Since my son was diagnosed with ADHD, I have become more attuned to all the issues encompassing the diagnosis. ADHD is a kind of slippery slope for parents, therapists and even educators. Each child...
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Ten Tips for Summer Handwriting Fun!

Summer is a opportunity for children of all ages to spend more time on outdoor play and less time “hitting the books!”  Although learning does not end with the school term, desk work becomes...
Social Cognition

Prevent Social Skills from Backsliding

Ah, those lazy days of summer! What kid doesn’t look forward to the end of the school year? While summer offers a much deserved break from the structure and pressures of the classroom, the summer...
Back to School Prep

Summer Preparation for Back to School

Sorry to break it to everyone, but before we know it, we will be back to school shopping . One of the things that is good to do over the summer is to prepare...

Summer: Perfect Time to Develop Social & Self-Help Skills

Summer is right around the corner! Kids will be home from school, sleeping in late, and procrastinating on any assigned summer reading.  When I was in middle school, summer had to be “productive”.  For...