Surviving Halloween With Sensory Issues

When I think of Halloween, my mind races back to colorful memories of bright and lively costumes, overly sweet and delicious fun-sized bars of chocolate, and children of all ages screaming “trick or treat”! As most parents know, children who are especially oversensitive to auditory, visual, and tactile stimuli may experience a spark in meltdowns […]

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Ten Tips for Parents for Successful Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences serve as an important time in a child’s academic year. The teacher can provide updates and insight into your child’s progress within the classroom. In today’s schools, teacher’s conferences schedules are often jam-packed and you might only have fifteen precious minutes with the teacher to talk about your child. If you want to […]

6 Coping Strategies for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder in Their School Cafeteria

Trays clashing, Silverware clinking, Kids shouting, Scary vegetables, Bright lights, Weird smells, People everywhere. The school cafeteria hits the senses with a wide array of sensory experiences all at once. Some children, especially those with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), can find the lunchtime experience overwhelming because of some or all of the sensory aspects of […]

Sing, Dance, Draw — All to Learn How to Write!

Learning Without Tears Workshop Review By: Dana Pais OTD, OTR/L When you sign up for a continuing education course, you never really know what you’re in for. Sure, the course brochure shares the description and objectives for the day, but what about the instructor’s teaching style? What about the learning activities? Is it going to […]

Happy Travels with a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder

Throughout the year, you and your family are bound to hit the open road a time or two for one of a number of reasons. Many families may want to check out the scene in a new city. Others, will seek thrills at an amusement park or visit a family member that lives out of […]

Valentine’s Day: What You Need To Know

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Neuropsychological evaluations for kids

How can neuropsychological testing benefit my child? Testing can identify your child’s learning style and cognitive strengths. Additionally, an evaluation will help our neuropsychologists recommend adjustments to implement at school and/or at home. Furthermore, neuropsychological testing can help determine any appropriate therapies such as speech or Applied Behavior Analysis. My child has a recommendation for a neuropsychological evaluation, now […]

Be Prepared for Winter Break

The holidays can be magical and peaceful, but it can also mean kids home from school on winter break, schedules thrown off, and too much candy! We’ve put together a few tips to help you enjoy this special time of year with the family: The benefit of old-fashioned toys According to NBC news, old-fashioned toys […]

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Bullying: Helping the Child who is the Bully

Written by: Erilda Borici, LCPC Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Clinical Advisor for Mental Health and Counseling The last days of summer are quickly approaching and that means that school is just around the corner. While many kids are looking forward to seeing their friends and teachers again, there are some kids who are dreading the return […]

A Small Break from Therapy – What’s the Big Deal?

Written by: Erilda Borici and Olivia Smith Now that warm weather has finally arrived, many children and families are eagerly awaiting the end of the school year and the beginning of the summer break. Summer is the perfect time of the year to play outside with friends and to enjoy family time.  It’s also an excellent opportunity to add additional therapy sessions to maintain progress made during […]