Publication Features

Emily Rooker and Caitlin Sanschagrin On The 5 Things Parents Can Do To Help Their Children Thrive and Excel In School

School is really not easy these days. Many students have been out of school for a long time because of the pandemic, and the continued disruptions and anxieties are still breaking the flow of normal learning. What can parents do to help their children thrive and excel in school, particularly during these challenging and anxiety-provoking times?

Neurodivergent Children Often Come With Medical Costs: How to Plan as a Parent

When you have a neurodivergent child, there may be some unexpected medical costs. Here’s how to support your kid while balancing your budget.

The Best Fidget Toys for All Ages

Fidget toys have become all the rage in recent years. From occupational therapy offices, to classrooms, to work meetings, these items have spread like wildfire for their usefulness in keeping busy hands and minds focused, as well as for the simple fact that they’re just plain fun. But what exactly makes one fidget toy better than another? And what kinds of things do we need to know prior to purchasing one (or a dozen) for the kiddos in our lives? For this, we’ve turned to Caitlin Sanschagrin, an occupational therapist and co-founder of Bright SpOT Pediatric Therapy serving Texas’ greater Austin area.

How to Recognize ‘Sensory Processing Disorder’ in Your Child

Ways to identify Sensory Processing Disorder and some strategies to help. 

How to Tell If Your Child Has One of These Reading Disorders

You’re probably familiar with dyslexia, but there are other reading disorders that are being researched and diagnosed more often in kids. Especially after the last few years, kids’ academic skill levels are all over the place. Depending on how well your child did with online learning (or whatever else was going on in their lives), your child’s reading level may not be at grade level. You may be wondering if this is “normal” or if something else is going on. When someone has trouble reading that cannot be attributed to a lack of skills or time spent practicing, they may have a reading processing disorder. Here are the signs and types of reading disorders and how you can help your child if they do have one.

 

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