Back to School Tips for Special Needs Children - There's much more to consider when going back to school than if your child's handwriting skills is up to par. A new year at school means new teachers, a new grade and possibly even a new school. To help you help your special needs child transition into a new school year, here are five back to school tips. 1. Review your Child's Continue Reading
Guidelines for Creating a DIY Sensory Box - A DIY sensory box can be an effective resource to help develop your child's sensory processing skills.  Essentially, a sensory box contains items in it that can help your child manage their sensory processing problems like being over-stimulated, sensory seeking or under-responsive and lethargic. You can help your child with their sensory processing skills by creating a DIY sensory box. Here are Continue Reading
The Power of Pointing - Pointing is far more than simply a cute thing a baby does. It marks a significant milestone in your child's development and visual perception skills. Why Learning to Point is Important Between the ages of nine and 12 months, your baby should finally be able to let you know about their feelings, thoughts and ideas. They do this by pointing — a Continue Reading
How to Help Your Child Get More from Blowing Bubbles - Not only will your child love playing with bubbles, but they're also an inexpensive and wonderful way of encouraging various areas of learning and development. Playing with bubbles not only provides the perfect opportunity to develop hearing, speech and language, but it can also help with a number of other important skills. Skills Bubble Blowing Help With Talk with your Continue Reading
Visual Perception Skill Activities You Can Do With Your Child This Summer - Your child uses visual perception skills to make sense of what they see. This is essential for school skills like writing, reading and math. It's also good for life skills like reading maps and signs, taking part in crafts or hobbies and finding items in a busy space. Whether your child has a visual processing disorder or not, it's always good to Continue Reading
What is Bilateral Coordination and Why Is It Important for My Child - Bilateral coordination is the ability to coordinate each side of your body together in an organized and controlled manner. For instance, you stabilize paper with one hand as you're cutting or writing with the other. Good bilateral coordination/integration indicates both sides of your brain are effectively communicating and sharing information. Why is Bilateral Coordination Important? Kids with challenges coordinating both Continue Reading
Benefits of Kaleidograph - Kaleidograph is a game, toy and a puzzle.  Esentially, it's a geometry toy that is also a creative design tool for quilters, artists and just about anyone who enjoys creating colorful patterns. It's also great for children with special needs and helps build their visual perception skills. You can display the cards as artwork, use them as stencils to create drawing patterns Continue Reading
Techniques to Help with Proper Word Spacing - Does your child's school work come home with all of their letters smashed together forming one big run on word? Or, are their words and letters stretched out so far it's difficult to read? If you've answered yes to either of these questions, it's likely your child is having difficulty with proper spacing and needs some handwriting help. Word spacing problems Continue Reading
Everyday Objects for Hand and Grip Strengthening - Hand and grip strength is important and many individuals take it for granted. But, when your child's hands are too weak where their handwriting is affected or they can't perform simple everyday activities, hand strengthening exercises can help. There are therapeutic tools available specifically for hand strengthening like gel balls and therapy putty, but you can also use objects around your home Continue Reading
Play-Doh Activities and Their Benefits - Play-Doh activities are the perfect way to assist in the development of your child's fine motor skills. It also helps with bilateral coordination skills too. There are numerous benefits of having your child play with Play-Doh. Benefits of Play-Doh Activities 1. Provides a Good Sensory Experience Play-Doh offers a great sensory medium, helping kids struggling with sensory processing disorder. Sensory seeking kids Continue Reading