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 […]

I Am a Traveler Tour: A Review of I am Jane Goodall

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Jane Goodall As my readers know, I am very big fan of Brad Meltzer’s wonderful series, Ordinary People Change The […]

Eat Pete!

Eat Pete! by Michael Rex is a funny and engaging picture book to read with your young child. The story begins with a friendly monster who visited a boy named Pete. When the monster arrives, Pete wants to play with him but the monster doesn’t because he wants to eat him! However, playing cars looks like […]

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 […]

Speech Blubs App Review with Interview

Are you looking for a fun and functional speech therapy app to help your child with an articulation disorder or other expressive language delay or disorder?  I was recently contacted by Jerry, CEO of Speech Blubs, who gave me a wonderful overview of this easy to use and fun app for children struggling with various […]

Walrus In The Bathtub

Are you looking for a fun and playful way to reading aloud and working on language and learning? Check out this witty and engaging book, Walrus In The Bathtub written by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Matt Hunt. What would happen if you moved into a new house and had to live with a walrus […]

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 […]

How to Prepare A Teen with Special Needs for a Part Time Job

With summer upon us, I wanted to share this wonderful guest post by Ron Stefanski, who is the founder of www.JobsForTeensHQ.com and has a passion for helping teenagers find jobs. Preparing a child with special needs for  a part time job can be challenging and Ron offers some good advice on this topic. Another great way […]