July/Aug 2011

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Social Games in Shallow Water

There is something about water that can invite calm play. Maybe it’s the comforting way water holds your body, the silky feel of it on your skin, the blue color,...

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One of the Risks of Avoiding the Subject

Sensei Harrison Huff ( The Bully Proof Sensei  ) and author of the soon to be released book Bullies Suck, warns parents to be aware of silent messages they might...

Painting is my Therapy 0

Painting Is My Therapy

Painting is my Therapy This is a story that I am compelled to tell. It is my family’s journey… it is many families’ journey. My son has Autistic Spectrum Disorder....

Handling a Special Diet at School 0

Handling a Special Diet at School

Handling a Special Diet at School One of the most commonly asked questions that I get is, “How can I control what my child eats at school”? It might take...

2011 Cover Winner: Gabrielle Ioffredo 0

2011 Cover Winner: Gabrielle Ioffredo

Gabrielle Ioffredo Gabrielle Ioffredo is a high spirited 9-year-old girl who just so happens to always be smiling. She loves cheering, dancing, singing, swimming or just playing with her brother,...

What is Dysphagia? 0

What is Dysphagia?

Question: My child has CP and is having difficulty swallowing so I took her to the Doctor and he used the term Dysphagia. What is Dysphagia? Answer: Dysphagia is a...

Focus on Color 0

Focus on Color

Focus on Color Do you remember your mom always telling you to eat your fruits and vegetables? Well, this concept is still encouraged. Instead of using the Food Guide Pyramid,...

How Do You Talk to Your Child About Their Diagnosis? 0

How Do You Talk to Your Child About Their Diagnosis?

Diagnosis Neuropsychologist Dr. Marie Van Tubbergen, Ph.D., of the University of Michigan’s Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology Pediatric NeuroRehabilitation Program advises parents to let the child lead short, casual discussions that...

Tiny Light Blake 0

Tiny Light Blake

Blake Meet Blake. Blake loves playing in the bath and enjoys playing with his cousins and extended family. He loves to dance to music. Blake is a ‘tough guy’ who...