Cooking Up Therapy

Cooking is a great thing to do in therapy for many reasons.  It’s a hands-on, multi-sensory experience that most children really enjoy.  Making food is part of any child’s everyday routine, it’s engaging, and you get to eat the fruits of your labor!    What’s not to like?  If you’re stuck in a therapy rut, […]

“That Kid” Who Won’t Sit Still: 12 Tips for Making Therapy Work

We’ve all met “That Kid.”  The one who has seemingly endless energy.  The one you have to brace yourself for before he enters the room.  The one who can never, ever seem to sit still for therapy.  What’s a therapist (or parent!) to do?

Lies, D*mned Lies, and Statistics: How to Understand Research

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, d*mned lies, and statistics.”  — Mark Twain It can certainly seem that way, can’t it?  Most people are not given the opportunity to take a rigorous research methods class over the course of their educational careers, and even our high schools rarely teach students the skills they need […]

Let’s Make a Book!

If you give a therapist a book… she’s going to want to make one more. Here are some ideas for creating books in therapy to help develop children’s language and pre-literacy skills, as well as to encourage home carry-over of therapy objectives.