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18 Jul 2016

BY: trini

Inspiration

Healthy Snacking Made Easy

by Misti Bushmire

“Mom…  I’m hungry!” If only I had a dime for every time I’ve heard these words…  I’m sure that you feel the same!  It didn’t help that it seemed that I heard this when I was also at low ebb and my creativity and energy were low.  My saving grace ended up being a list on the front of the fridge (or the inside of a cabinet door depending on where we lived at the time) that I could look at for ideas and planning ahead.

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11 Jun 2015

BY: DebraHartley

Education / Inspiration

How to Calm the Chaos of Summer

by Debra Hartley

It’s here…summer. Kids are ecstatic, parents are panicked. How do you keep them occupied without either going broke or breaking down? And what on earth do you do when you’ve run out of ideas for activities?

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01 Apr 2015

BY: trini

Inspiration / Speech Therapy

How to Celebrate a Sensory Easter Egg Hunt

by Debra Hartley

Is it just me, or does it seem as if every holiday becomes a reason for a full-blown sugar extravaganza? This year, we are thinking outside of the “egg” (pun intended) and bringing some creativity to your kids, instead of sugar. After all, they’re sweet enough! Some of these ideas are also great adventures for the siblings of our special needs kids. Let’s get the whole family involved! As speech therapists, you know we are always looking for ways to incorporate learning into fun outlets that our families can participate in together.

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08 May 2014

BY: trini

authors / Music Therapy / Speech Therapy

Sensory Processing Disorders in Children

By Lauren Koepke, MT-BC

Often times, children are trying to tell adults something through their behavior. It is my firm view that behavior is a form of communication and that what is perceived as “bad” behavior is really a sensory need not being met. A child who has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), or some other overlapping disorders, can have difficulty expressing exactly those needs.

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