Podcast 13: Making Screentime Interactive for Children with Developmental Delays

Children love their favorite shows, and that interest is very motivating to them. Yet passively watching even educational programs isn’t doing their brains any favors. However, if you get them off the couch moving and interacting with these shows then something interesting happens: they flip a cognitive switch! And bonus, this process gives you permission to buy toys!Continue reading Podcast 13: Making Screentime Interactive for Children with Developmental Delays

A Visit to the Park is a Brain Booster for Developmentally Delayed Toddlers

Children love to be outside, and the research is undeniable that physical activity is so important for them.  For my little guy, Barclay, physical activity is imperative!  He has profound ADHD, in addition to a speech delay and Autism Spectrum Disorder, so if I don’t take the time to help him get the urge toContinue reading A Visit to the Park is a Brain Booster for Developmentally Delayed Toddlers

Making Screen Time Interactive for Children with Exceptional Needs

Screens often get a bad rap in the parenting world, especially when speaking about children with developmental disabilities. Overuse is a serious problem, and understandably so.  A study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation showed that many children are spending an average of 7.5 hours a day in front of a screen SITTING.  Add toContinue reading Making Screen Time Interactive for Children with Exceptional Needs