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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...
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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...
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Make Learning Fun: Hold a Photo Rally

When I was in high school, one of the best club activities I ever participated in was a "Polaroid Rally". We were sent on an adventure throughout the city to collect photos of various...
Summer Activities

Inside, Outside and On the Go – 30 Ways to have a FUN-Structured...

Many people count the days until summer vacation, but for families affected by various isms, summer can bring hours of unstructured downtime leading to an increase in behavioral challenges. School routines disappear, therapy hours...

A Day at Monster Jam: Tips for Preparing “those” Summer Events

Summer is a time many families are looking for those fun, high interest activities to do with their kids. As a counselor, one of the biggest fears I often hear from parents is, “We...

Fun Games to Keep the Summer Time Busy

Remember the game “I Spy”? Well summer is the perfect time to play this game and many others that cost little to no money. Here are some ideas how to incorporate fun games in...
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Discover Summer Camp Success for Your Special Needs Child

Happy summer, everyone! Today's topic is addressing one of the summer's most difficult challenges: summer camps. Selecting a Camp Depending on what type of camp your child attends, whether it be a typical camp or a...

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...
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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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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...