Category Archives: 12 years and up

FLASHWORDZ by U.S. Games Systems Inc.

A flash is literally all the time you get to create words with four or more letters with FLASHWORDZ. Players get a fun,  rounded rack to display their two- sided letter cards so there is no peeking! With a different … Continue reading

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How To Manage IEP Process For Parents

Autism Speaks just released a new 26 page guide, “Individualized Educational Plan (IEP): Summary, Process and Practical Tips”  to help parents navigate the IEP process. Developed by a group of pro bono lawyers at Goodwin Proctor, this guide is available … Continue reading

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“Dabble” Wins PAL Award

A simple “fast thinking word game,” “Dabble,” entertains the whole family. Each player is given 20 word tiles and a graduated bleacher on which to place a word of  two, three, four, five and six letters in just five minutes. … Continue reading

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“Dabble” by INI, LLC

A simple “fast thinking word game,” “Dabble,” entertains the whole family. Each player is given 20 word tiles and a graduated bleacher on which to place a word of  two, three, four, five and six letters in just five minutes. … Continue reading

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Articulation Therapy with Speech Buddies

Articulation therapy can be easy and hard–easy if a child quickly learns the correct production of the error sound and the rest is embedding drill into fun activities! But what about that persistent case where the child just can’t find … Continue reading

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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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