School is starting in a few weeks and young children are preparing for September. They practice their ABC’s, numbers and expand their vocabulary. They read, do worksheets, use flash cards and sit with IPADS/technology. Is this enough to be ready? Many of our students struggle in school not from cognitive weakness but sensory, language, behavioral and motor weaknesses that make them less available for learning. These issues interfere with attention/focus, executive functioning, social skills and postural abilities/endurance.
So what does it take to be ready for school? How can we increase success especially for the early elementary school years? How can families facilitate and foster these necessary skills in their daily life?
The sixth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2013. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day and use it as an opportunity to spread awareness about autism to the community.
We at Dynamic Kids are committed to providing the most comprehensive, therapeutic services to our students and families with ASD. As awareness grows on the global level with organizations such as Autism Speaks combined with the commitment of practices such as Dynamic Kids and our extraordinary therapists, we can make a significant difference in the future of our children and families. Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and Speech and Language Pathologists are critical team members for students with ASD. Our expertise is essential to aid students in the development of their sensory, motor and language skills. We are the professionals that remediate problem areas, facilitate development and make modifications and accommodations to improve function. (more…)
Welcome to my new blog!
I am so excited to share my knowledge about sensory processing, motor development, play, social skills, general child development and Occupational Therapy. As the owner/director of Dynamic Kids, teacher and local and national lecturer for Summit Education I have been able to share my knowledge with countless therapists and teachers over the last 31 plus years. I work with the greatest group of OT’s, PT’s and ST’s and still work directly with children and their families. I want to start this blog with a topic that is important to me and a true concern for our society. It is about the use of media and technology. (more…)