Sensory and Language Benefits of Outdoor Play

Sensory and Language Benefits of Outdoor Play

Running through a field on a warm, sunny day. Inventing a playground obstacle course with friends. Jumping in puddles on a rainy day. All childhood classics, yet studies from various countries show a trend: Children are spending increasingly less time playing outside....
Tips for a Sensory-Friendly Holiday

Tips for a Sensory-Friendly Holiday

For children with sensory challenges, the holidays can be a tricky time. Even though this year may be more low-key than usual, there will still undoubtably be some changes in routine, along with new lights, activities, music, smells, and foods – all of which can...
6 Tips for Asking About Your Child’s Day at School

6 Tips for Asking About Your Child’s Day at School

Raise your hand if this sounds familiar: You: “How was school today?” Your child: “Good.” End of conversation. Some children are chatty when it comes to talking about their day, but if yours isn’t, you’re not alone. It can be hard for children to feel talkative when...
Autism in the Classroom: An Educator’s Perspective

Autism in the Classroom: An Educator’s Perspective

To get an educator’s view on teaching children on the autism spectrum, we sat down with Dr. Logan McDowell, director of the Tivkah Center K-5 Autism Program at the Gordon School in Miami. We asked her about common strengths and challenges of the population, what, in...