Teaching Imitation, Spatial Skills and Sequencing using Lego Bricks

Legos are one of my favorite centers. Legos teach a lot of different skills. Visual Scanning skills are needed to find that certain piece Visual Spatial skills as a child figures out where a piece goes Visual Organization skills develop as one understands how things are put together Imitation Skills skills are needed to copy

Midline Cross Activities for kids ages six and above

The school year has started and I have decided to incorporate more midline crossing tasks into my students’ day.  These are my favorite for kids in kindergarten and above. I love tasks using the infinity sign.  It is easy to do on a dry erase or use different colored markers to make an infinity rainbow. 

Connected parenting vs. traditional, old-school parenting

Parenting styles matter.  Some kids need a different way.  If your child has experienced trauma.  This could be medical trauma, physical trauma, emotional trauma and you just can’t seem to understand his or her responses, you may need another way to parent.  This is an excellent article to help parents think about why they do,

Behaviors can be Driven by Fear – Parenting with Connection

Is fear driving your child’s behavior? So often the answer is yes. What to learn from the best, explore the site below “The concept of dysregulation is important because it explains why misbehavior requires a connected response, not a punishment. More often than not, dysregulation is driven by fear. Punishment creates more fear, which only

Decrease the behavior & increase the learning by supporting the true needs of the child

Medically complicated kids are sometimes like puzzles. Each puzzle piece is important in understanding the child’s strengths and weaknesses.  When parents lack information. When they are looking for a quick fix or do not fully support the medical team, pieces of the puzzle are missed and the child’s development and skill attainment lags. The best