Halloween Tips for Kids with Autism Episode 47

On this episode, I give some tips for Halloween for parents of kids with Autism.  Tips include planning ahead and ideas for the actual night events!

Silly Halloween Frightful Friends Tri-Spinner Fidget Toy Stress Reducer Perfect For ADD, ADHD, Anxiety And Autism Adult Children

Save Up to 15% Off in the Fall Shop at Melissa & Doug

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Research Article:
Autism and Vitamin D Study
Feng, J, et al. “Clinical improvement following vitamin D3 supplementation in Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Nutritional neuroscience., U.S. National Library of Medicine, June 2017, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26783092.

Autism Friendly Events

Trick or Treat Cards


Boppy Pillow for Nursing and Tummy Time

You can use these boppy pillows for nursing, but you can also use them for tummy time!  Just place the baby with their tummy over the pillow and their feet in the middle of the circle.  They can push up on their forearms, or just lay with their tummy or chest over the pillow and practice lifting and resting their head!


Top 5 Infant Developmental Milestones Episode 46

On this episode I talk about 5 of the most important milestones for infants, why they are important, and how to encourage your infant to do the activities for those milestones.

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Grasp Development in Kids Episode 38

Today I will discuss the development of grasp from infants to kids as it relates to preparing for handwriting activities.

Grasp Website:
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Greutman, Heather, et al. “Typical Pencil Grasp Development for Kids.” Growing Hands-On Kids, 21 June 2017, www.growinghandsonkids.com/pencil-grasp-development-for-writing.html. Accessed 5 Sept. 2017.

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Research Article:
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Dennis, Julie L; Swinth, Yvonne. “Pencil Grasp and Children’s Handwriting Legibility During Different-Length Writing Tasks”. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March/April 2001, Vol. 55, 175-183. doi:10.5014/ajot.55.2.175

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Weighted Lap Pad

Weighted lap pads are a great addition to your child’s sensory diet needs. It can help provide deep pressure / proprioceptive input to help them feel calm.


Autism Engagement and Joint Attention Information Episode 37

On this episode I talk about ways to make connections with kids who have Autism both at home and in clinic or school settings.

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Research Article:
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Kinnealey, M., Pfeiffer, B., Miller, J., Roan, C., Shoener, R., & Ellner, M. L. (2012). Effect of classroom modification on
attention and engagement of students with autism or dyspraxia. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66,
511–519. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2012.004010

Autism Teacher Tip Sheet:
https://www.aota.org


Fisher Price Bright Beginnings Activity Walker


These walkers are perfect for the 7-18 month age range, where they are learning to pull to stand, and start taking some steps forward with assistance.


Typical Development 7 to 12 Months of Age Episode 36

On this Episode I talk about the typical developmental milestones for the ages of 7-12 months.

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Whole Hand Grasp Development
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Infant Play Mat for Developmental Milestones


These mats are great for 0-6 months age range. You can use them for gross motor, fine motor, vision, cognitive, and language skills.


Typical Developmental Milestones Birth to 6 months Old – Episode 35

On this episode I discuss typical development for birth – 6 month old babies. What are developmental milestones, developmental delays, and what is typical development?

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