Why Doesn’t My Child’s Therapist Give Me Anything to Work on at Home?

Last week, I discussed the importance of being informed about what is happening in your child’s treatment room. I decided to address this particular question, since I have received multiple e-mails and facebook messages, asking for advice in this area. However, there is a second question I often get asked by parents. “How does my…

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Don’t Know What’s Happening in Your Child’s Therapy?

I have received many responses regarding my last post about whether or not you, as the parent, should be in the therapy room with your child.  Many of you emailed me asking two questions.  The first question many of you asked was “how do I know what is happening in therapy, if I’m not able…

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Should I Stay in the Treatment Room With My Child?

When I evaluate a child for the first time, one of the first questions parents ask me is if they should attend the therapy session as well.  Parents often find themselves awkwardly standing in the waiting room, uncertain if they should go with their child, wondering if they’re allowed to go with their child, or…

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My Child’s Therapist Doesn’t Like Him. What to do?

I wanted to share an email with you, that I received from a parent a few days ago.  In this e-mail, the parent talks about her son who is on the autism spectrum.  He is verbal and communicates very well but, by her own admission, he can be quite challenging in terms of his behavior.…

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Sensory Friendly Vacation Bible School – Part 2

During our sensory friendly vacation Bible school I noticed a not so obvious problem. Our church is fairly large. However, there are only a few hallways which meant they became very crowded and therefore very noisy. Clearly kids who have sensory issues are at the very least going to be bothered, if not overwhelmed. The…

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Want to Try a Sensory Friendly Vacation Bible School? I’ll Help!

I have been getting a lot of questions regarding the sensory friendly Vacation Bible School which I recently completed at the church I attend. I’m happy that so many people are interested and are wanting to do something similar at their church. I’m glad to help! I have put together a manual for you that…

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Is Your Child Constantly Moving? Can’t Sit Still? Try CrossFit!

If you have a child that is constantly on the move and is always seeking physical input, I would like to recommend something to you. You may have heard of this in conjunction with adults and yet never considered it for children. What am I referring to? CrossFit. I have been involved with CrossFit for…

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Are You Fighting With Your Child Over Homework?

One common complaint that I hear from the parents of some of the children I work with is that they fight and argue when they are helping their kids with their homework. It can be a big struggle and I fully understand that having three kids of my own, two being in elementary school. Homework…

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Worried that your Child is Delayed? Don’t be Afraid to Find Out the Answer

I listen to a lot of motivational and business speakers and I read a lot of books on business, and there is always a section in the book or speech about when business goes bad. Business owners and people with certain problems often turn away from those problems. I was thinking about that this morning…

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Want to Increase Your Child’s Learning Potential? Read to Them!

Do you know how to boost your child’s learning potential? The solution is not a computer program, educational TV show, or phone app. It’s much easier than that. What is it? Reading! Many children learn to read easily, while others struggle with this task. Reading challenges can make the transition to adulthood difficult. Even if…

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