Sing, Dance, Draw — All to Learn How to Write!

Learning Without Tears Workshop Review By: Dana Pais OTD, OTR/L When you sign up for a continuing education course, you never really know what you’re in for. Sure, the course brochure shares the description and objectives for the day, but what about the instructor’s teaching style? What about the learning activities? Is it going to […]

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Neuropsychological evaluations for kids

How can neuropsychological testing benefit my child? Testing can identify your child’s learning style and cognitive strengths. Additionally, an evaluation will help our neuropsychologists recommend adjustments to implement at school and/or at home. Furthermore, neuropsychological testing can help determine any appropriate therapies such as speech or Applied Behavior Analysis. My child has a recommendation for a neuropsychological evaluation, now […]

Be Prepared for Winter Break

The holidays can be magical and peaceful, but it can also mean kids home from school on winter break, schedules thrown off, and too much candy! We’ve put together a few tips to help you enjoy this special time of year with the family: The benefit of old-fashioned toys According to NBC news, old-fashioned toys […]

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Bullying: Helping the Child who is the Bully

Written by: Erilda Borici, LCPC Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Clinical Advisor for Mental Health and Counseling The last days of summer are quickly approaching and that means that school is just around the corner. While many kids are looking forward to seeing their friends and teachers again, there are some kids who are dreading the return […]

A Small Break from Therapy – What’s the Big Deal?

Written by: Erilda Borici and Olivia Smith Now that warm weather has finally arrived, many children and families are eagerly awaiting the end of the school year and the beginning of the summer break. Summer is the perfect time of the year to play outside with friends and to enjoy family time.  It’s also an excellent opportunity to add additional therapy sessions to maintain progress made during […]

Language Development in Children with Down Syndrome

Language development for children diagnosed with Down Syndrome can be challenging and confusing. Factors such as cognitive and motor delays, hearing loss and visual problems can interfere with language acquisition. It’s important that a child’s caregivers provide a variety of opportunities to increase language development. Using many normal everyday activities can enhance the child’s language […]

Increase Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills

As we previously learned in our blog What Are Executive Functioning Skills?, executive functioning skills are what help all of us achieve goal-directed behaviors. They are the building blocks of successful planning, appropriate communication and relationships, and task-oriented behaviors.  To help your child increase his/her executive functioning skills, we must look at the whole child. […]

How to Choose a Halloween Costume for a Child With Sensory Processing Disorder

Halloween is a time for kids to dress up in fun costumes, however, this may be very uncomfortable for kids with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). Kids with SPD may find certain clothing uncomfortable due to tactile sensitivities. This may range from kid-to-kid; some kids may prefer to wear loose fitted clothing, some may prefer to […]