Entries by Katie Sadowski

What to Do When Your Child has a Potty Accident

Potty training can be difficult.  Throughout the process there can be slip-ups and accidents.  If you have a child who is already potty training, or if you have a child who exhibits signs that he or she is ready to start potty training, then keep these helpful strategies in mind for when an unavoidable accident […]

What is Pairing? Advice for Pediatric Therapists

Pairing is a very important part of starting a therapy program with a child.  It helps you, as a therapist, build rapport with the child and establish a relationship.  When working with a child, one of the main things you want to do is pair yourself with fun and reinforcing items.  You want the child […]

7 Signs Your Child Is Ready to Potty Train

Potty training is not always an easy or quick process.  There are several skills that need to be taught and practiced.  Parents need to  keep in mind that every child is different and there is no magic age that a child is ready to start learning to use the potty.  Even though there is not […]

What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy?

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) uses the scientific principles of learning and motivation in order to teach effectively. It focuses on the idea that the consequences of what we do affect what we learn and what we will do in the future. ABA seeks to improve specific behaviors while demonstrating a reliable relationship between the procedures […]

8 Tips to help your Child Accept being a Big Brother or Sister

With a new baby on the way, there is a lot of excitement, joy, and preparation involved. In addition to all of these emotions and tasks to complete, parents also need to keep in mind of the feelings of their older child. For an older child, the thoughts of Mommy and Daddy having another baby […]

How to Treat Twins as Individuals

In general, parents that have twins are very concerned with treating their children equally, but they often struggle in allowing their children to find their own identity. Parents usually dress twins in matching outfits, sign them up for the same activities, purchase two of the same toy and even arrange play dates to be together. […]

‘Tis the Season to Teach your Children to Give

During the holiday season, it is easy for children to get caught up in the “give me” or “I want” moments. It’s entirely natural for them to be focused on the excitement of presents that come along with the holidays, but this can also be a time to illustrate the joy of not only receiving, […]