Rethinking Denial

How a medical professional approaches a special needs parent makes or breaks the relationship. I think this article should be read by all medical professionals.  What the medical professional thinks about a family can impact the plan of care that is developed. Phrases like: Parent’s just spoil him/her, It is just behavior, and That parent is

Drivers Education – Teaching Mel to Operate the Car

Teaching Mel to drive has been more of a challenge than I expected.  I do not know if it was because Coleman completed his training at a community facility and basically took care of all the requirements himself or I have a chip on my shoulder as I hate to be required to do anything

Games that Focus on Listening Skills

Listening, the ability to Hear and Understand. Many kids and adults struggle to listen. Listening requires more than just hearing. It requires one to use your eyes to read body language and your ears to hear the speakers tone. Listening is a hard skill to develop. Here are a few of my favorite listening games. Here

Dysgraphia Solutions for Math

Originally posted on OT's with Apps & Technology:
Students with dysgraphia are challenged with producing written information legibly and fluently. Written composition is a significant challenge but also writing math problems can also be a challenge. Here area a few solutions for creating math problems electronically – yes with apps for that! A couple that…

The Cup Song – A Great Two Handed or Bilateral Activity

My girls have worked on perfecting The Cup Song sequence.  It is from the movie – Pitch Perfect (You’re gonna miss me when I’ve gone). They decided to divide the activity into two parts.  Shandra is the percussion expert and Mel the vocal expert.  I love how they are working together, having fun and learning from each other. As I