Ages and Stages, Family, Siblings

Bragging rights – My sibs in the press!

This past weekend April (22), Jake (18), and Sam (13) were in the NE supplement to the Cincinnati Enquirer: Each week they participate in ballroom dancing at the A-Marika Dance Company in Sharonville, OH. Look out Tom Burgeron!

Ages and Stages, Family, Speech & Language

Do you ever worry, “Am I doing enough?”

If you are a parent (period) then you will worry at some point, "Am I doing the right thing about ________?" Worries may compound when you add a diagnosis, any diagnosis, to the mix. And frankly, sometimes therapists make parents worry MORE. (Sorry!) Some questions you might ask are: Am I using the right cup? Should… Continue reading Do you ever worry, “Am I doing enough?”

Ages and Stages, Family, Speech & Language, Therapy Activities, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized

Writing your own stories… for communication and behavior success: Part II

I've had many requests for sample social stories. Thank you! Unfortunately, I can't legally post the ones I use in clinic as they contain patient photos. So, I've created one with my sons and linked it here:  I use safe hands. In addition, I wanted to let you all know about another social language resource, Picture… Continue reading Writing your own stories… for communication and behavior success: Part II

Ages and Stages, Assistive Technology, Post-Secondary, Speech & Language, Therapy Tools

Therapy Thursdays: Apps for children with Down syndrome

We have entered a very exciting age of technology. Gone are the days of mix tapes, car phones, and VHS recordings of our favorite shows...In are mp3 files, smart phones, and TiVo. I remember when April was in speech therapy at school she was given token rewards for practicing speech sounds. When I have children… Continue reading Therapy Thursdays: Apps for children with Down syndrome