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After working with thousands of young children with autism, I have noticed something extremely difficult to explain. Young children that do not say one word, yet have such a strong connection to their mothers that they quickly develop an intuitive understanding of how they are feeling. It is a phenomenon that I have seen time and time again.Many ...
What does it mean to take the child's lead during therapy? In simple terms it means focusing on what or where the child's attention is at any particular moment in time, if appropriate of course. Taking the child's lead has been a successful approach in my sessions with children on the spectrum. I believe it is not something that a lot of ...
Earlier this past week, one of the teachers I work with,
Jamie Zarmanian, shared with our preschool classes this fabulous recipe for
pumpkin spice Play-Doh. The entire classroom smelled like cinnamon cookies! The
texture was perfect - soft, but not sticky and children really seemed to enjoy
using a different type of Play-Doh to roll, ...
This is the last week of my Piccolini Perfecto Pasta
creations. Please take a look at my previous two recipe posts for ideas on how
to create a delicious rainbow of flavors and nutrients using Barilla's
Piccolini vegetable pastas. The third and final recipe includes the Mini
Rotelle (aka mini wagon wheels), wonderfully made with spinach ...
All through September at our school we talked about apples:
red ones, yellow ones, green ones, little ones, big ones and everything in
between! Now that October is upon us and Halloween is just two weeks away, it
is time for our next topic of ... pumpkins! The teachers are talking all about those
happy round orange friends we see every ...
week I introduced my latest pasta passion--Barilla's Minature Piccolini veggie
pastas! I also shared
one of my own creations using the Mini Pipe Pasta. This week, I have a new
recipe using different vegetables and a different sauce. These pasta dishes are
a great way to incorporate vegetables into your picky eater's diet! ...
Every 6 months or so, I like to recap and review popular
posts and the topics that seem to be most important to our readers. In
addition, I carefully comb through recent reader comments to make sure that
questions are being addressed and people are able to get the answers they are
seeking. Today's post will do just that, so please join me in ...
This week I would like to share my most recent love affair
with food for little ones: Barilla's Piccolini Pasta with Veggies!
Each box of pasta ''contains 25 percent pureed fresh in-season
vegetables.'' There are three different types that Barilla currently makes,
From top to bottom: Mini pipes made with carrots and ...
If you have been reading this blog since its inception three
years ago (the first post was published October
1, 2008) then you will know that when I began writing my weekly posts, I
was working in a home-based birth to 3 program.
It was that experience that prompted me to contact ADVANCE
with the idea to create a speech and language therapy ...
This week as part of our speech-language lessons, we are
continuing the theme of apples along with the story of Johnny Appleseed. The story has really been a hit with the
children! It is only six pages long, but in each segment there is a new action.
The students are learning how to identify the actions, describe the pictures
and sequence all ...