Summer Break

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...

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...
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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...

Summer Is Here! Ready to Potty?

Summer for many families means new routines and a new set of objectives to accomplish before the next school year begins.  One of these objectives may be what seems to be a most daunting...

Create an Activity Passport for a Sensory Regulated Summer

Ideas for a Sensory Regulated Summer Getting ready for the backyard festivities of summer can be a daunting task when the sensory processing needs of your child, and other children, require your extra consideration. Summertime birthdays,...

Keep Summer Camps Simple and Focus on Fun

As the school year winds down, I hear many of my parent friends lamenting the long summer ahead.  Summer vacation can be an even bigger challenge for parents of kids with special needs. I...

Bubbles: 7 Ideas to Stimulate the Senses

Bubbles.  Wonderful fun for kids of all ages and especially beneficial to children in need of oral sensory input.  Used by speech language pathologists and occupational therapists, bubble blowing offers loads of sensory fun...

Best Kept Secrets for Helping Your Child Succeed in Summer Programs

My church is in the midst of a very exciting and fun-filled Vacation Bible School (VBS) week. I recently talked on the phone at length with the VBS Director regarding how to best support...
Sensory Travel Kids

Tips for Successful Travel with Your Sensitive Child

In Traveling with a Sensory Seeking Child we explored strategies to support your child on vacation if he or she is a sensory seeker, but what if your child is sensitive, more of a...