Do We Hear??

World Hearing Day was March 3rd and I wonder-do we really hear each other??? Well… as a speech language pathologist this topic is near and dear to me. In fact, it is an occupational hazard… Pragmatics refers to the way in which people use language within social situations. Consider that you may use language to greet others, inform peopleContinue reading “Do We Hear??”

Holiday Kid Cooks and COVID19

Thanksgiving is coming; but how do you keep safe traditions now in a socially distanced world. Cooking has always been something central to our family. I would think that this is to others as well. In my family, we sometimes share a recipe. Everyone brings something to dinner and one family member makes a mainContinue reading “Holiday Kid Cooks and COVID19”

COVID19 RESPONSE: WHEN YOU STAY AT HOME

AND PERHAPS APPEARING FRUSTRATED … I will try to keep adding to this list for you as I come across items to add; but for starters, here are some concrete suggestions and resources available for you: Is your child interested in music:  Tuesday and Wednesday online music classes  https://www.musicbrains.net/book-online and from Daniel’s Music Foundation inContinue reading “COVID19 RESPONSE: WHEN YOU STAY AT HOME”

Play and Holidays

  IMAGE | NOVEMBER 26, 2019 | ROBSIM222 | EDIT   Parents ask – what can I get for my special needs child for the holidays.  The gift of sharing time and allowing for this experience is probably one of the most important.  This is well documented in the literature and even pediatricians have weighed in on the subject of playContinue reading “Play and Holidays”

Feeding Senses

  The article below appeared in a publication from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association a few years ago and with the holiday season upon us, I thought it would be helpful to share with others.  Feeding poses challenges not only in terms of nutritional needs; but, socially and emotionally for special needs families. Perhaps these ideas […]

Halloween with a Special Needs Child

Halloween is tomorrow! Are you ready?? Typically families with young children may be approaching them with excitement. In my experience, families with children who have disabilities may have apprehensions. How can you proactively approach Halloween? How can your family prepare for dealing with stimulating settings and create a more meaningful/less stressful day in this HalloweenContinue reading “Halloween with a Special Needs Child”

How Do you Define and Describe Sensory Processing Deficits in a Meaningful Way, What Can You Do About Them and How Do You Help Others to Understand?:

I personally have a dislike of labels being put on people, but on some level, they do enable us to understand what we see or experience ourselves. The area of Sensory Processing Disorder is not that commonplace of a condition and not as familiar as the “flu” or “stomach virus” for example. So the importanceContinue reading “How Do you Define and Describe Sensory Processing Deficits in a Meaningful Way, What Can You Do About Them and How Do You Help Others to Understand?:”

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