In this issue we look at ocular motor control, how it impacts reading and what can contribute to ocular motor difficulties.
The Houston Airport System has created an app called Access Houston Airports for kids with intellectual disabilities and developmental delays.
How coregulation can help teachers better handle discipline
In this insightful interview, Dr Stephen Porges explains how the Safe And Sound Protocol promotes calming and social engagement and provides a summary of his Polyvagal Theory . Dr Porges provides key tips for parents whose children are doing the SSP protocol about being aware of the extra demands that will result from a child's … Continue reading Guide to Safe & Sound Protocol
A new approach to understanding and treating kids who present with ADHD symptoms
October can be a difficult time for kids. Halloween is on the horizon, which can cause a mixture of emotions, the demands of school are increasing, and there can be a late year bout of environmental allergies to further add to any frustration and feelings of discomfort. Although most kids love Halloween, even for those … Continue reading October Challenges
Most of us never consider the skills required to write legibly, or how poor handwriting performance can effect learning. This blog post by OT Loren Shlaes is a great primer on this. Read more at Minds in Bloom. Pretty much the entire point of an academic education is to enable a child to represent his … Continue reading The complexity and importance of handwriting
Registration is now open for our next Handwriting Group. It will run from September 18 to October 23. The group meets each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm. This group is ideal for kids ages 5-10 who need to work on improving writing legibility, letter reversals, correct pencil group, and correct formation and spacing of letters.
Article via Psychology Today. Looking for help with handwriting? Our after school group starts March 27. Have you ever tried to read your physician’s prescriptions? Children increasingly print their writing because they don’t know cursive or theirs is simply unreadable. I have a middle-school grandson who has trouble reading his own cursive. Grandparents may find … Continue reading Why writing by hand could make you smarter
Article via Psychology Today Sensations: Too Much, Too Confusing, or Not Enough? Sensory Processing Disorder appears in a variety of ways. Posted Nov 27, 2018 What is the matter with Mary Jane? She’s crying with all her might and main, And she won’t eat her dinner—rice pudding again— What is the matter with Mary Jane? A.A. Milne’s poem … Continue reading Sensory Processing Disorder