My New Year’s Resolution

I want to share with you my one of New Year’s resolutions.  I have a few which include getting better organized, getting in shape, spend less time working.  But I wanted to share with you one and I hope you’ll join me in it.  And that is less screen time. There has been a lot…

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Fine Motor Development – Part 1

Hi everyone, it’s Jason.  I am taking a quick break from the kids at my clinic this morning and I wanted to talk to you about one of the three areas of development that we work on at our clinic.  Most everyone knows how to recognize a speech delay because it’s obvious when your child…

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Echolalia: What Is It? How to Work With It

Today, I want to talk to you about Echolalia.  Many kids on the Autism spectrum, and sometimes children who are not on the spectrum, present this.  While you may not have heard the name Echolalia, you have likely encountered it, especially if you have regular involvement with a developmentally delayed child or a child with special needs.…

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“I hate you Mom!”

Recently, I received an e-mail from a mother in which she included a picture of her son’s bedroom door.  On his door, her son had posted a hand written sign saying, “I hate you mom.”  She explained that her son has some developmental delays, and because of those delays, his behavior can be off at…

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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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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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