Tips for Relaxation During the Holidays

This is a topic near and dear to my heart, and something that is far more easily said than done, particularly during this “most wonderful time of the year.”  Here are my top tips for surviving… and maybe even enjoying this holiday season. – Make sure you are getting a good night’s sleep and that your children are too! The …

Keeping it Real for the Holidays

It is important to me that I live my life by “keeping it real”…My social media world and immediate circle have known much in the past and continues to get updates regarding the madness that comes from rehabbing a kid who is developmentally delayed. There is a lot that goes into everything. But….ultimately….if you can’t find the comedy out of …

Toy for Children of All Abilities

While scouring websites looking for lists of recommended toys, it’s important to remember the way you play with your children and how you teach them to play can benefit them further than buying the “perfect” toy. You can take a simple toy, such as a ball, and turn it into a learning activity without them realizing it. Ex. “Look at …

Spread Some Cheer with These Kid-Friendly Homemade Gifts

In the mood for some DIY gifts this season? Here are some great ideas for some simple-to-create presents that the whole family can help make. Sharpie Mugs: Need a gift for a coffee lover or tea guru? Pick up some mugs, sharpies(oil-based Sharpies work the best) and letter stickers from your local dollar/craft store. Position the stickers on the mug …

Decorating and Shopping for the Holiday

CHRISTMAS DECORATING AND SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER Do you have a kiddo who loves lights to the point that they act as if all lights are connected to a UFO that is going to carry them away from their families and off to a better place? Do you find yourself looking up and wondering if you are missing some kind of …

Handling Holiday Traditions

With the season of giving and social gatherings upon us, it is easy to feel a sense of dread instead of the joy that all of the Hallmark specials proclaim should be our instant reaction. Family gatherings may equal nothing more than dysfunction for some. How do we handle the inappropriate conversations between Cousin Jake and Aunt Melinda? What if …

Indoor activities to enhance language this winter

Now that winter is here, it is time to hang up your coats and play indoors. Don’t worry; this can be just as fun as playing outside. The ideas below are starting points for your family to continue to encourage language development for your child.  Keep in mind that the best way for a child to learn language is through …

Preparing for Thanksgiving Part 10

This is the final installment about preparing for Thanksgiving by our parent contributor, Beth Lattime. You can see part 9 here.We are so excited to have Beth’s unique view shared through our blog and we look forward to her future contributions. If you have enjoyed these posts, please check out her website at www.lattimeinterventionservices.com.  Beth, none of these suggestions work …

Preparing for Thanksgiving Part 9

This is part 9 of 10 in our series leading up to Thanksgiving by our parent contributor, Beth Lattime. You can check out part 8 here. Know when you need to leave before behaviors escalate or when you need to decline offers.          You may only be able to attend social events for a short time. If …

Preparing for Thanksgiving Part 8

This is part 8 of a 10 part series in preparation for Thanksgiving by our parent contributor, Beth Lattime. You can find part 7 here. Are you ready for some football?            The turkey has been eaten and the family gathers for hours of football. Am I right? If so, are you prepared to handle this …