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We know that being a parent of a child with special needs can be overwhelming. It’s hard to know where to begin to find answers. With expert teachers and therapists, we have found and developed some great tools to help kids just like yours. You are not alone. In our resource library you will find answers to help your family succeed. In our blog we highlight these resources and share how they work.

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How to Make a Sensory Bin
How to Make a Sensory Bin

Messy play or sensory play is an activity that engages one or more of a child’s senses, including sight, sound, smell, touch, taste, balance, or movement. Messy play can make an enormous contribution to a baby’s or a young child’s physical and cognitive …

September 30, 2020occupational-therapy
Learning Language Through Daily Routines
Learning Language Through Daily Routines

Here are a few simple ways to create opportunities for learning language during your daily …

September 24, 2020speech-therapy
Painting with Bubbles
Painting with Bubbles

Here are some fun ways to incorporate language, speech, oral motor practice, and art by painting with BUBBLES! Little Light House Speech Language Pathologist, Ms. Riley leads Little Light House students through a painting with bubbles language group in the downloadable video …

September 16, 2020parent-resources speech-therapy
How to Lift Using Proper Body Mechanics
How to Lift Using Proper Body Mechanics

Proper body mechanics and lifting techniques should be used when lifting and moving children with special needs in order to reduce the risk of injury to both you and the …

September 9, 2020classroom-resources parent-resources physical-therapy
Talking With Our Hands: Visual Phonics
Talking With Our Hands: Visual Phonics

Visual phonics, also known as sound signs, help to develop one’s speech and language systems. Below you will find a video with all visual phonics sounds and hand movements demonstrated by Little Light House Speech Language Pathologist, Clarey …

September 1, 2020speech-therapy
Using Toys to Promote Development
Using Toys to Promote Development

Our therapy team has put together these fun graphics to give you some ideas on how to do guided play with the toys you already …

August 27, 2020parent-resources
Transitioning Your Child Back to School
Transitioning Your Child Back to School

After this long time away from school, our Little Light House Therapy Team has 9 tips to help prepare your kiddo for starting …

August 19, 2020parent-resources
All About Orthotics
All About Orthotics

There are many things to consider if your child uses orthotics. To ensure they are being used correctly at home and school, you can download our short guide to …

August 10, 2020physical-therapy
Heads Up! It's Mealtime!
Heads Up! It’s Mealtime!

It’s helpful to give your child a heads up before mealtime so they have a chance to prepare themselves. You can use a mealtime prayer, wash your hands together, sing a song about mealtime, or use a …

July 31, 2020classroom-resources
Learning to Read Braille
Learning to Read Braille

Here are four tips for how to prepare you and your little one to begin learning …

July 21, 2020vision
DIY Box Retreat
DIY Box Retreat

Making a safe place like a corner tent, or box retreat for a child to be alone in the classroom, or the home, can be calming to the child and those with them.  Over time, the child will learn to go to the designated quiet place on their own, thus avoiding disturbing the classroom or …

July 14, 2020classroom-resources
How to Make a Corner Tent
How to Make a Corner Tent

Making a safe place like a corner tent, or box retreat for a child to be alone in the classroom, or the home, can be calming to the child and those with them.  Over time, the child will learn to go to the designated quiet place on their own, thus avoiding disturbing the classroom or …

July 14, 2020parent-resources
Social Story on Wearing Masks
Social Story on Wearing Masks

Social stories can be used for any child experiencing difficulties in social situations.  These situations can include but are not limited to: world events, doctor’s appointments, teaching a new routine, learning manners, the first day of school, going on a trip, teaching safety, …

July 8, 2020speech-therapy
How to Write a Social Story
How to Write a Social Story

Instead of worrying about how your child will react to differences in his or her routine, set them up for success by writing a social …

July 8, 2020speech-therapy
10 Ways to Make Tummy Time More Fun
10 Ways to Make Tummy Time More Fun

Tummy time is essential for your baby to develop a strong neck, arms, and core muscles. If you want to make tummy time more enjoyable for both YOU and your BABY, here are 10 tricks you can …

July 1, 2020physical-therapy
How to Make a Slant Board
How to Make a Slant Board

Slant boards provide an alternative surface on which a child can practice …

June 23, 2020occupational-therapy
Special Needs Classroom
How to Make Picture Prompts

Sometimes children have difficulty following routine verbal directions because they need extra time to auditorily process what you are asking them to do. Using a picture prompt can greatly increase a child’s level of success in following through with your …

June 16, 2020down-syndrome diagnosis
DIY Sensory Play Wall
DIY Sensory Play Wall

Sensory walls are an easy thing to set up for anyone working with a visually impaired little one. With just a few items found around the house, your little one can explore and have hours of …

June 9, 2020sensory-processing diagnosis
How to Introduce Objects to Children with CVI
How to Introduce Objects to Children with CVI

Opportunities to use vision should be incorporated into your child’s everyday life. Here are some ways to place opportunities for your child to see throughout their daily …

June 2, 2020cortical-vision-impairment diagnosis
Communicating with a Non-Verbal Child
Communicating with a Non-Verbal Child

Here you will find some tips on how to communicate with a non-verbal child adapted from Friendship Circle. The following content was contributed by parents of children and adults with special …

May 26, 2020speech-therapy
Preparing Little Hands to Write
Preparing Little Hands to Write

If you are working with a child who is uninterested in writing or coloring, my advice is this: Stop worrying about coloring and start by engaging them in what they are interested in! Here are some ideas for creating opportunities to learn writing …

May 19, 2020occupational-therapy
Sunday School
Sunday School

Our HTHS Sunday School curriculum is a compilation of our full curriculum into a Sunday School format by …

May 12, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Jesus Our Teacher
Jesus Our Teacher

“Jesus Our Teacher,” is book twelve of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

February 25, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Jesus & His Disciples
Jesus & His Disciples

“Jesus & His Disciples,” is book eleven of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart and Soul Bible-Based …

February 15, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Jonah
Jonah

“Jonah,” is book ten of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

February 5, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Moses
Moses

“Moses,” is book nine of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

February 1, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Easter
Easter

“Easter,” is book eight of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

January 30, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Daniel
Daniel

“Daniel,” is book seven of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

January 28, 2020bible-based-curriculum
David & Jonathan
David & Jonathan

“David & Jonathan,” is book six of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

January 25, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Abraham
Abraham

“Abraham,” is book five of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

January 20, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Christmas
Christmas

“Christmas,” is book four of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

January 15, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Joseph
Joseph

“Joseph,” is book three of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

January 10, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Zacchaeus
Zacchaeus

“Zacchaeus,” is book two of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

January 5, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Creation
Creation

“Creation,” is book one of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart, and Soul Bible-Based …

January 1, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Curriculum Guides and Additional Resources
Curriculum Guides and Additional Resources

February 12, 2019bible-based-curriculum
Introduction
Introduction

January 21, 2019bible-based-curriculum

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