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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 Slant Board

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

June 23, 2020occupational-therapy
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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

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

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

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

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