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In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we often lose sight of the things we have to be thankful for. Because of this, I really appreciate Thanksgiving’s reminder to reflect on the past year, put aside all the challenges, and focus on what I can be thankful for. While many of us do this [...]

Almost everything we do as parents is aimed at making our children independent. Every milestone our children hit, every obstacle they overcome brings them closer to this goal. I’m not sure how many people actually think about it in those terms, but it is true. We may love our kids more than life itself, but [...]

I don’t know about you but this year has flown by for me.  It’s almost summer again and we are all planning for our kids during the hot summer months.  While we want them to have fun and not overburden them, we are always thinking about next year and how they could continue to move [...]

All the kids I have done this activity with love it. It is especially great for kids who have sensory integration dysfunction. Many families have water tables and sand boxes, but how about a rice table?  It is the easiest activity to set up and it will be good for hours of fun.  All it [...]

Wrongly used by most speech therapists, oral-motor therapy uses a variety of exercises to develop awareness, strength, coordination and mobility of the oral muscles. For example it may be used to improve muscle tone of the face or to reduce tongue thrust (the protrusion of the tongue from the mouth). Oral-motor therapy is often used [...]