Category Archives: 12 years and up

What is Sensory Processing Disorder?

Thanks for this excellent, insightful article goes to pediatric occupational therapist, Keri Wilmot, who has combined her many years of experience working with infants and young children and their families with her talent for finding developmental toys that promote a … Continue reading

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A Parent’s Guide to Teaming with the Schools to Build Language

As parents enter the world of special education, the PPT meeting, to plan for your child’s Individual Educational Plan (IEP) can be daunting. I have had the opportunity to be on “both sides of the table”, representing the school district … Continue reading

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9 Tips To Get Your Child to Talk About Her School Day

Getting teenagers to talk and confide in their parents is a hot topic. But face it. These communication skills should be modeled and practiced from the time your child is very young. Don’t we all want to hear about our … Continue reading

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Aspirational Toy Trend, Barbie and Go Go Sports Dolls

Yesterday I was interviewed by a writer for an article she was preparing on the recent toy trend of “Aspirational Toys.” She asked some great questions that really got me thinking about the why and what of this new trend. … Continue reading

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Joshua Littman Who Has Aspergers, Interviews His Mother

If you want a peek into the mind of a 12 year-old child with Aspergers, listen to this spontaneous, precious interview where son Joshua, interviews his mother. Apparently he came upon a StoryCorps Booth ( the oral story project collecting … Continue reading

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Hanukkah, Autism and One Temple’s Response

Last week the New York Times ran an article about a very special group at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, a temple on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. One of their congregants, Nancy Crown, had tried several years before to find … Continue reading

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Language in Math, Science and Social Studies

I am constantly amazed at the role language learning plays across all academic subjects–math, science and social studies to name a few. I am working with a sixth grader who has language deficits (processing, word-finding, expressive language) and I am … Continue reading

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Getting Your Child to Talk About School

Recently, Heidi Stevens  , the Features Editor at the Chicago Tribune contacted me because she liked my article on “Nine Tips to Get Your Child to Talk About Her School Day,” and wanted to interview me for an article she … Continue reading

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Wear Your Bike Helmet!

I was listening to WCBS News Radio this week and Charles Grodin did a piece on when you are going to tell about something bad that happened, start with the punch line that everything turned out okay. So on that … Continue reading

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“Truth Be Told” Game Teaches Social Language

Truth be told,  there is only one honest player at a time in this zany game of pretend to know your friends. Designed for kids to adults, beginning at age 12, “Truth Be Told,”  is fun and insightful as players … Continue reading

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