Category Archives: Autism

5 Tips for a Sensory Diet

Sensory Diets are a way to support people who struggle with sensory challenges.  In my private practice with children and in my parent coaching sessions we develop an individualized set of activities that children with sensory processing disorder, find helpful. … Continue reading

“Picky eater” or “problem feeder”?

I can anecdotally tell you that picky eating is a parenting issue on the rise. As a therapist, I have multiple opinions as to where this trend comes from and as a parent, I know the stress this pattern can bring to a family. Thankfully, there are some straightforward things that can be done, both as a therapist or a parent, to begin the process of correcting this difficult pattern. Continue reading

picky eating (1)

To help a picky eater you do NOT need to become a food artist…       OR creatively disguise veggies to look like the Mona Lisa (or…her brother?)…       In fact…you don’t even HAVE to spend HOURS … Continue reading

Easy peasy shoe tying

I had the pleasure of participating in the launch of our “I CAN…” classes yesterday at Occupational Therapy Consulting, LLC!  I say “participating” because, 1) I wasn’t leading the class, which may have contributed to some of my pleasure given that … Continue reading

Tactile Defensiveness (think steel wool)

Touch is powerful, to say the least. I am reminded daily of it’s power, both at home and in my work.  When the sense of touch goes wrong, it can be debilitating.  We rely on our sense of touch to … Continue reading

The better to hear you with

As many of you know, I’ve been working on and recently completed my iLs certification.  I attended a training this past weekend, which in my mind, was the final step to feeling more confident in moving forward with using this … Continue reading

Wonder-ful Autism

Today is World Autism Awareness Day, 2012 and while I’d like to think I have lot’s to say about autism, to help others understand it, I pale in comparison.  There are so many other fantastic places out there that people … Continue reading

Label sh-mable. It’s different, not less.

Today’s post is inspired by a quote I heard today, by Dr. Temple Grandin, while listening to The Coffee Klatch blog talk radio, where guests Dr Temple Grandin, Rebecca Banks and Diane Kennedy (authors of  “Bright Not Broken – Gifted … Continue reading

“If someone had told me our lives could be like this, I wouldn’t have believed them. I see a 180 degree difference in our daughter, since we started therapy. I can’t thank Kelly enough for what she has given our family.” — Christopher Howell —
“If someone had told me our lives could be like this, I wouldn’t have believed them. I see a 180 degree difference in our daughter, since we started therapy. I can’t thank Kelly enough for what she has given our family.” — Christopher Howell —
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