Many of you have read that I turned 50 . I shared that I had a great party with family and friends and that I have a bucket list I am slowly filling. What I am focusing on now is a little more important, it holds some substance and some life lessons. I want to share them with you. Maybe one or two of them will hold true for you, maybe not. But, I am such a believer in sharing and learning from one another that I want to hope this may offer one person the moment of feeling not alone. I also want to have it written so that I can use it as a tool to reflect on when I need it.
It’s that time of the year! Apple picking ( which means Apple pie maiking) and pumpkin fun! Here are links to the picking spots in and around Richmond. Many offer more than just picking, like donuts, mazes and rides. Check out each site to get the info, times and schedule.
Did you know that some airlines will accommodate for Special Needs travelers? Some of the websites will show accommodations for those with physical disabilities, some also state Autism,but, I have found that when you call, all special needs can be requested and that each airline may offer steps to help.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (TMS Therapy) is a safe and effective treatment for individuals diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) who have not experienced satisfactory improvement from antidepressant medication. TMS Therapy can be used in conjunction with medication or as a stand-alone treatment.
Fox Therapy Center PLLC is an outpatient private practice dedicated to providing children with the highest quality speech and occupational therapy services. The services are delivered by the most knowledgeable pediatric therapists in a fun and nurturing environment. It is our mission to help each child meet their own individual milestones in order to reach their fullest potential!
Children with academic, social and behavioral issues may require extra parental attention and time, meaning their siblings can go through childhood feeling left out, ignored, or unappreciated. This doesn’t have to be your family’s reality. Provide support to your other children by following these tips:
Please read this short article from the American Academy of Pediatrics. It’s still more healthy to cook at home and from scratch. I know it takes more time, but it’s better for everyone. And eat it together so your family can find out how the day went.
With high levels of childhood obesity (https://www.healthychildren.org/english/health-issues/conditions/obesity/Pages/default.aspx), it is important to feed children a healthy diet starting early in life. However, a new study found that a significant amount of commercial toddler meals and foods (http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/toddler/nutrition/Pages/default.aspx) sold in the U.S. are high in sodium (http://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/nutrition/Pages/Healthy-Children-Radio-Sodium-Audio.aspx) or sugar.
Back To School is in full swing. Kids are getting settled in classes, work is regularly coming home and communication is essential for us to be able to have a successful year.
The transition is not easy for any of us, but can be a real struggle for kids with special needs.
Sensory Processing Difficulties – Dressing For Success
Many children on the Autism Spectrum experience sensory processing difficulties or sensory processing disorder (SPD). Sensory Processing is the neurological processing and interpretation of sensation within one’s own body and from the environment. In short, it is the brain’s organization and interpretation of the sensory input from everyday use.