Games Across The Years

Games encourage so many skills.  Socially games can encourage turn taking, patience to wait your turn, understanding of directions and so much more. The below games are just a few examples of games that can improve visual motor skills, hand eye coordination, and...

Toys Across the Ages

There are toys that last across the ages.  No age defines these toys but they are loved by the young and the old. I bet every child had a slinky.  Some were metal, some were plastic.  Some were big and some were small.  All were fun!  Figuring out how to get a slinky...

Musical Toys Enhance Child Development

Music is a great way to enhance child development.  Research has proven that children who play a musical instrument do better in math.  However, for the point of this blog, I am introducing music as a developmentally sensory experience. Musical instruments teach cause...

Sensory Focused Toys

Most children love to seek out sensory feedback from their environment.  For those that do not, we want to challenge them to experiment with sensory activities to the extent that sensory information will not be a barrier for them in life. Some children have trouble...

Christmas Ideas For The Older Child With Special Needs

After about the age of 5, buying toys for children with special needs can get challenging.  We want to help!  As a physical therapist and the CEO of ABC, I am super passionate about children in general.  I want each to succeed and toys help them to do that. I have an...

Why Get Help Now For Sensory Concerns?

Sensory Integration is our ability to take in information from our senses and organize it so we can function in our world. Sensory Integration Skills develop throughout our growing years and involve our ability to touch, taste, smell, feel movement, hear, and have an...

Why Get Help Now For Gross Motor Concerns?

Gross Motor Skills are the large movement skills our body develops throughout our growing years. These include rolling, sitting, crawling, walking, jumping, riding bikes, and climbing. Proper development of gross motor skills requires strength, balance, postural...

Why Get Help Now For Fine Motor Concerns?

Fine Motor Skills are the small movement skills of our hands, fingers, and wrists that develop throughout our growing years.   These include writing, cutting, keyboarding, eating, holding small items, buttoning, and turning pages.   Proper development of fine motor...

Why Get Help Now For Speech and Language Concerns?

Speech Skills involve our ability to communicate our wants and needs to others.  In order to communicate, we need to say the correct words, with the correct sounds, as well as understand what others are saying to us.  Our speech skills are very closely related to our...

Tips To Help Your Child With Back To School Transitions

Back to school can be a challenging time for some children.  It can also be a challenging time for some parents too. Here are some tips that might help both you and your child return to the classroom stress free. Tips for the parent: Children pick up on your cues.  Be...