Adapted Hanukkah Story for Children with Special Needs

Are you looking for a resource to help your child learn about Hanukkah? For many older children with special needs, finding age appropriate books that explain the story of Hanukkah can be challenging. For one of my students I created an adapted book with Boardmaker Symbols. As a speech language pathologist, I have found creating […]

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 […]

Mrs. Wordsmith Review with Tips on Implementation

What is Mrs. Wordsmith? Do you want to improve your child’s language and vocabulary? Check out this amazing product, Mrs. Wordsmith. After seeing it on Instagram, I contacted the company to receive a copy for review. As a speech language pathologist, I am passionate about vocabulary growth in children, specifically those with special needs and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]