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, […]

Bobs and Tweets Trick or Tweet

Are you looking for a spooky Halloween book that will help target literacy and language goals? Review Bobs and Tweets Trick or Tweet by Pepper Springfield and illustrated by Kristy Caldwell is another inventive book in the Bobs and Tweets series. In TRICK OR TWEET, the Bobs and Tweets are all set for a big Bonefish […]

Interview with Matthew Van Fleet, Author and Illustrator

Are you looking for interactive and educational books for your toddler or preschool aged child? How about your child with special needs that needs a book that is multi-sensory? Matthew Van Fleet’s innovative books have been introducing children to basic concepts for more than twenty years. His multi-sensory books encourage toddlers to touch, press, pull, lift, […]

Low Tide Island Design, helping people with disabilities

One of my greatest passions is helping individuals with developmental disabilities. In the past 18 years that I have been working with adults with developmental disabilities, I have seen so many struggle to find employment once they graduate high school. Many adults with developmental disabilities get vocational training and unfortunately don’t get the opportunity to […]

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 […]

Something To Say Series with Author Interview

A couple of months ago, I came across a wonderful series of books titled Something to Say written by Eden Molinex and illustrated by Natalie Beauvois. Eden is a certified speech language pathologist and a children’s book author who is passionate about making a difference with her children’s books. As a speech language pathologist and author myself, I […]

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 […]

Teaching Children with Autism about Character Perspective

As a member of the International Literacy Association, I enjoy receiving articles about literacy and evidence based strategies that are practical and interesting. In the latest journal of The Reading Teacher, July/August 2018, I gravitated towards the article titled, Understanding Character Perspective: Strategies to Support Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Elizabeth G. Finnegan and […]

Improve Your Child’s Language and Learning in 20 Minutes

Do you want to improve your child’s language and learning in 20 minutes? Since beginning my website in 2012, I have become passionate about learning different literacy strategies to improve read alouds with my children. These skills have also helped me as a speech language pathologist and children’s book author. This eBook that I wrote […]

Just Under the Clouds

Are you looking for a book to help teach empathy?  When I received the novel, Just Under the Clouds in the mail for review from Penguin, I was immediately drawn to the story. As a passionate reader of all children’s literature both young and old, I was looking forward to reading the book. On a rainy […]