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June 2012 Blog Posts (7)

Theme Parks: A Summer Rite of Passage

I live in Orlando, Florida, the mecca of theme parks. Within about a 100-mile radius, there are countless sites including SeaWorld…

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Added by Cecilia Cruse on June 28, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Enjoying the Fun of Summer and Including a Bit of Structure!

It is Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy….Fish are Jumpin’ and the Cotton is High!

Hello. My name is Pam Brogdon and I am your new blogger! I cannot tell you how excited I am to be joining this blogging team of experts! What a great way to share information about children and their needs (All children have needs, not just our children with special needs). I want you to view this blog with confidence…..confidence that your questions/comments…

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Added by PAM BROGDON on June 26, 2012 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Summer Water Safety

Just in time for soaking up summer, these insightful tips from safekids.org may be a great reminder for parents and caregivers for children with special needs:

For safe and cool pool floatation ideas, check out the…

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Added by Cecilia Cruse on June 21, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Choosing a Therapist: Going with your Gut

Choosing a therapist can be a daunting experience, but I have found several strategies to be helpful. 

There are many different areas to look at:

1. Ask those around you. This can start with recommendations through doctors as well as teachers and other professional staff that you come…

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Added by Hannah Ehrli on June 18, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Therapy Tips and Tricks

So now that we have discussed options for finding a good OT, PT or SLP in your area what’s next?  For some helpful hints on how to get the most from your therapy session check out OT Loren Shlaes’s guest blog at Parents/To the Max  entitled…

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Added by Cecilia Cruse on June 14, 2012 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Finding a Great Therapist

One of my fun job duties, here at Abilitations, is assisting our Customer Care Associates on some of the phone and/or e-mail questions that come from around the country (internationally, too). Occasionally, I get a caregiver or parent asking if I would see…

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Added by Cecilia Cruse on June 7, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Guidelines for Choosing a Therapist

Choosing a therapist is a very important aspect of your child’s care and can have a large impact on overall improvement. Some therapists have certain beliefs about therapy based on their experience or what they've learned, and it may impact their treatment plan. A good guide to ensure you're…

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Added by Tobi Isaacs on June 5, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

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