Hints and Tips for Parental Anxieties

Around the holidays, it’s natural to feel a little more anxious with already packed schedules! I wanted to share this guest post written by Jennifer Dawson about parental anxieties. Jennifer Dawson is freelance researcher and writer, who works in co-operation with a range of sites offering help, guidance and knowledge on coping with parenthood in general. […]

Awkward, The Social Do’s and Don’t of Being a Young Adult

Are you a parent of a young adult with developmental disabilities or a social communication disorder? Are you a therapist working with adults with pragmatic deficits? Check out this book titled Awkward, The Social Do’s and Don’t of Being a Young Adult. Awkward, The Social Do’s and Don’t of Being a Young Adult This book […]

Kid Companions Chewelry: Review and Interview

Do you have a child that constantly chews on their clothing and is seeking sensory input? I am excited to present this guest interview and post with Lorna d’Entremont who helped develop the Kid Companions Chewelry with her daughter, Pierrette. When I received the samples of the Chewelry, I was impressed with the design of […]

Payton is Afraid of Dirt

Do you have a child with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Check out this book, Payton is Afraid of Dirt. Payton is Afraid of Dirt written by Shanna Simpson and illustrated by Idmary Hernandez tells the important story of a young boy struggling with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). As a speech language pathologist for almost 20 years, […]

Dr. Seuss’s You Are Kind

Dr. Seuss’s You Are Kind is a perfect book to help open the discussion with your child about being a kind and true friend to others. Review Dr. Seuss’s You Are Kind is a picture book that features Horton the Elephant that captures the true qualities of a kind friend. What qualities do you find […]

The Pro’s and Con’s of Homeschooling for a Child with Disabilities

Do you home school your child? Part of what I love about blogging is giving other people the opportunity to share their own perspective and talk about their experiences.  Jackie Nunes is a blogger at WonderMoms.org. She is a former pediatric nurse and now a full-time homeschool educator. She and her husband have three children. […]

How to Build a Hug

How to Build a Hug, Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeezing Machine is a wonderful book to raise awareness of Autism. As a fan of Temple Grandin’s work and mission, I was excited to find this book at my local library written by Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville. About The Book As a young girl, […]

5 Ways Music Can Relieve Your Mental Health

Do you have a child with special needs? Are you a parent with anxiety about your children? I think most parents find themselves anxious at one time or another about their child. As parents, we need to find ways to relieve our anxiety, which in turns helps us to be better parents! Everyone has their […]

Benefits of Audio Books for Children with Special Needs

Do you have any road trips planned for the rest of the summer? Have you fallen behind in reading aloud to your child? Try audio books! Audio books won’t replace reading aloud to your child but it can be wonderful way to experience literacy in a different way and together. I have been a member […]

3 Ways to Make Your Home Sensory Friendly for Special Needs Children

I wanted to share this informative guest post that was shared with me about making your home sensory friendly for children with special needs. Children with SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder) experience the world in a different way. With their sensory needs met, they can function more comfortably in their world. This is especially important in your […]