Preparing for Thanksgiving Part 7

This is part 7 of a 10 part series leading up to Thanksgiving by our parent contributor, Beth Lattime. Beth continues with her advice on best ways to prepare for the big holiday. You can read part 6 here. Ask your family and friends open-ended questions before events take place. This goes back to being careful not to assume that …

Preparing for Thanksgiving Part 6

This is part 6 of a 10 part series by our parent contributor, Beth Lattime. She continues with her advice for parents with kids who may have sensory needs. Read part 5 here.  How can you child directly or indirectly contribute to Thanksgiving? Every. Single. Human. Being. Has. A. Purpose. If your child is confined to a wheelchair or nonverbal, …

Preparing for Thanksgiving Part 5

Welcome to part 5 of a 10 part series leading up to Thanksgiving by our parent contributor, Beth Lattime. You can check out part 4 here. Cheerios. Milk. Apple Juice. Period. Do you have a picky eater? Are you laughing outloud? It’s ok!  Let your mom or Uncle Jack know that you value their cooking and so does your husband. …

Preparing for Thanksgiving part 4

This is part 4 in a 10 part series leading up to Thanksgiving by our parent contributor, Beth Lattime. You can read part 3 here. Team up for sensory needs. Don’t be a hero and don’t try to act like one. Remember the gravy boat is half full not empty. Find the party goers that are willing to help you. …

Preparing for Thanksgiving part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of a 10 part series from our parent contributor, Beth Lattime. You can check out part 2 here. Listen to your other offspring Ethan has a big sister, Cecelia, who is wise beyond her years. She has helped me pack Ethan’s “outing bag” for social gatherings. I have heard her tell me all about the things …

Preparing for Thanksgiving Part 2

This is the second installment from our parent contributor Beth Lattime. If you haven’t already read it, be sure to check out part 1 here. Don’t give your family and friends credit for understanding your child Every child with a special need or disability comes with their own arsenal of strengths and weaknesses. As a parent, you learn quickly what …

Preparing for Thanksgiving Part 1

LLA therapy is excited to introduce our new parent contributor Beth Lattime. Beth will be bringing her unique experience as an intervention specialist as well as a parent of a child with an IEP. This is the first installment of a 10 part series leading up to Thanksgiving.  Real quick…This is my first blog as a parent contributor to the …

Essential Oils

The number of people using natural healthcare solutions is rapidly growing and research is currently underway to provide evidence for the beneficial effects of the oils that many people are talking about.  

Ooey, Gooey Recipes for a Rainy Day!

Is the weather keeping you and your kiddos trapped indoors? These simple recipes are bound to be a hit with the kids for all day fun!  Sand Foam Ingredients: Sand – approximately 3 cups Shaving Foam – x 1 can 250g (approximately) Directions: 1. Simply pour your sand into a bin or tub that you can use to store the …

PROMPT Therapy

LLA Therapy, Speech Language Pathologist, Teal Simmons, M.A., CF-SLP, discusses the benefits of PROMPT therapy and why she is getting certified What is PROMPT?: The word ‘prompt’ is often associated with a method of eliciting a specific response/behavior when attempting to teach a skill. For example, “I prompted her to get her coat off the hook and put it on.” …