My Favorite Toys — Fidget Toys for Focus and Hand Strength

As an OT, I love the new interest in fidget toys. Many of them promote hand strength, increase a child’s ability to focus for longer and can even help you deal with stress. However, not all fidget toys work for everyone and some work better than others. Here is a list of some of my favorites and why.

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8 Tips for Homeschooling When Your Child Has Autism

Autism, or ASD, is a condition where your brain works differently. Each person with autism has a unique experience with it. However, I hope that I can offer some good ideas to make your homeschool days go better. Without further ado, my 8 tips for homeschooling when your child has Autism.

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Magic Monday — AAC and Bears

Kristine at AAC Modeling Family has been using our Orange level with her beautiful daughter and has been making videos to share.   She is sharing YouTube videos with our Orange level books and demonstrating how to use an AAC device with the story to help children who are learning to use their AAC device.  

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What Kindergarten Should Be

When kindergarten was invented in Germany, over 100 years ago, with tons of purposeful play with toys, songs, and games. The idea traveled to America, where “educational reform” changed it over and over again. Developmentally appropriate kindergarten has all but disappeared and our children are paying the price.

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10 Tips for the Homeschoool Mom with ADHD

I previously wrote about discovering that I have ADHD. My brain doesn’t work the same way that “normal” brains do. As a mom with ADHD, I wanted to take a minute to share some things I’ve learned over the years. 

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Mom has ADHD! Oh My!

When my daughter was diagnosed with ADHD it forced me to take a look at my own life. I didn’t realize that I also have ADHD. Now that I know I am an adult with ADHD, I can see what struggles and gifts my neurodiversity has given me.

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