Melissa R

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12 easy ways to wake up earlier in the morning

It's not like you did anything more taxing than watching Netflix last night, but rough mornings like these are becoming far too common — and they're taking a serious toll on your morning productivity.<p>The thing is, waking up doesn't <i>have</i> to be so hard. With the help of Nancy Rothstein, an adjunct …

10 Things Healthy People Do Before Bed

Sweet dreams.<p>Want better well-being? Try sleeping your way there.<p>Healthy people know that logging Zs is a vital part of their wellness routine, so they prioritize it accordingly. Below are a few bedtime tricks you can steal from them so you can wake up well-rested and ready to tackle the day.<p><b>1.</b> …

Resources for Speech Therapists, Students, and Assistants

Free Therapy Materials<p>Download and print free therapy games, flashcards, and materials here!<p>Time Savers for Speech Therapists<p>Learn how to organize …

What I Wish I’d Said During My Child’s IEP Meeting

To my child’s IEP team:<p>First of all, let me start off by saying how thankful we are that you have devoted your life to working with children with …

Occupational Therapy Practitioners Know How to Pick the Best Toys - Checking the Pulse

It’s the busiest time of year for toy shopping! If you want to help parents and loved ones select the best and most appropriate toys for children, …

Kids

Who knew Occupational Therapy could be so much fun?

I wanted to share a little video from Emmett’s occupational therapy appointment today.<p>Today was a really busy day. I haven’t had a chance to write …

Occupational Therapy

Child Having a Meltdown? Here Are 7 Tips to Help Calm Them

AUT_Blog_DTOP_BelowTitle_300x250<p>If you’re a parent of a child on the spectrum, you may know how difficult meltdowns can be. They’re not only …

10 Christmas Gifts for Children with Sensory Challenges

Disclaimer: I received both product and compensation in exchange for this post. However, as always, all opinions expressed are 100% my own; I only …

5 Ways To Support Students With Sensory Processing Disorders

<b>5 Ways To Support Students With Sensory Processing Disorders</b><p>by <b>Rebecca Dean</b><p>Sensory processing disorder is characterized by difficulties in accurately …

Autism

Yes, Your Kid Can Wiggle and Bounce!

My 6-year is very high energy. If you let him, he would be bouncing off the walls 20 hours a day. On one side, the kid is in excellent physical …

Sensory Processing Disorder

A while back I posted about Drake being diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder. When I heard the diagnosis, I remember thinking, “What the heck …

Autism

How to Recognize a Sensory Processing Disorder in Your Child

<b>Do You Need help with a Learning Difficulty?</b><p>Our simple online analysis will help you get to the core of the problem and find the right solution for …

8 Great Things From the '80s That I'm Keeping Alive for My Kids

I am lucky enough to have grown up in the 1980s, which you may think of as the decade full of things that were over-the-top -- the hair, the fashion, the makeup and the music.<p>But to me all of these things were glorious.<p>My 8- and 10-year-old boys flip through the photo albums of my youth in …

50 Thoughts That Can Motivate You to Do Anything

Guest Writer<p>Founder and CEO, AudienceBloom<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Motivation can be hard to come by, especially in the face of challenges or difficult work. When you're thinking about implementing that new idea, or starting that new company or beginning that new …

Motivation

These tips are the combination of years of blood, sweat and tears. Follow them to the letter, and I promise that you will feel an enormous amount of momentum backing you up on a day to day basis, the likes of which you have never felt before. I’m not a guru & I don’t mean […]

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Lists You Need to Make for a More Satisfying Life in 2016

I wasn’t always a list-maker. For most of my life I’ve been more of a scraps-of-paper-notes-everywhere-and-5-unfinished-journals-at-a-time type of …

Productivity

18 Ways to Create Good Habits -- and Eliminate Bad Ones -- for Life

Forget the excuses! Building good habits lies in following a system consistently, day in and day out.<p>All of us like to mythologize successful …

Success

6 Mind-Set Changes To Help You Make A Fresh Start

Adjust your expectations before setting out. The outcome can fall short of your ideal and still count as success.<p>Sure, you’ve set some New Year’s resolutions and told yourself this is going to be the year when you actually follow through with them. But more often than not, we fail, but not because …

Self-improvement

20 Easy, Everyday Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life in 2016

<b>1. Write down three things you're grateful for every day.</b> Taking the time to thoughtfully consider what you're thankful for reminds you that you already have many of the things you want -- and that's worth celebrating.<p><b>2. Gossip less.</b> Frequent gossiping can be detrimental to your relationships and …

11 books you have to read in January

You made it all the way through your 2015 to-read pile over the holiday break (great job!) — but now your fingers are left itching for pages to turn. …

Amy Poehler's Smart Girls and 'The Sims' partner to inspire girls with gaming

Sad, but true: There aren't enough women in technology. But maybe a video game can help change that.<p>That's the hope of Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, and …

Kiddie tablets 'grow up' as competition grows

NEW YORK (AP) — Kiddie tablets have grown up.<p>Tablets designed just for kids are getting more sophisticated as they face increased competition from …

Make MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy an FDA-Approved Prescription Treatment

5 Last-Minute Gifts You Can Print

These affordable gifts range from DIY paper masks to printable art.<p>1. A panda mask, a lizard mask or something much scarier.<p>When it comes to …