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. 

Toilet Training – 20+ suggestions for the child with ASD

As soon as the child is able to balance independently in sitting, make sitting on the toilet part of the everyday routine.  I mean way before potty training.  Start with a closed lid.  I.e. During the morning routine, the child sits on the toilet as you change their pants.  Repeat in the evening.  As greater

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

Give me REAL DATA not miracle stories

I get so tired of people selling stuff by providing information about how the product helped one other person.  Or, by providing only part of the story. I have been a special needs parent for over 18 years, give me solid data; not some miracle about one person.  There are over a billion people in this