Sensory Tips and Tricks

While a sensory diet is essential for kids with Sensory Processing Disorder (or SPD), it is actually helpful for everyone. Helping your child get a variety of sensory inputs each day, can make them stronger, more alert, and happier. But, where should you start?

Give them Scissors!

Scissors teach wonderful skills, build the brain and body connection, and prepare kids for real-life problems. Too many parents have told me they were afraid to give their child scissors. Kids need those skills and too many today lack good fine motor skills.

Why OT’s Tell You to Learn Capital Letters First

There are many different approaches to teaching children to write. Most teach lowercase letters in conjunction with the uppercase letters. But this approach is flawed. Teaching children to write with capital letters first is the better strategy.

Drawing vs. Writing Letters – What’s the difference?

Schools today are NOT teaching children to write. Instead, they are allowing children to figure out, on their own, how to make the letters. This leads to children drawing letters instead of writing them.
What’s the difference? And why does it matter?

Identifying 10 Signs of Reading Readiness

Is your child ready to read?  In today’s educational world, this question is not being asked enough.  Instead, we skip worrying about being ready and throw our 3, 4 and 5-year-old children into reading programs in hopes that they will be launched into academic success.  Research indicates that forcing a child to learn to read…

Homeschooling Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder, or SPD, can make any kind of schooling challenging. Children with SPD don’t process the world the same as other children. Thankfully, with a home educational program, you can give your child the education they deserve and help them regulate their sensory system at the same time.

8 Tips for Homeschooling Your ADHD Child

Homeschooling a child with ADHD can be both extremely rewarding and exhausting. Here is our list of tips and advice to make your homeschool journey easier on you and your child.

What’s wrong with screen time? Nothing…but…

My kids have learned all kinds of good things from screens, and I think video games can teach great problem-solving. So, I just don’t believe the hype about screen time being bad. However, I do have an issue with too much screen time.