Working on Speech Goals while Playing with Playdough

Working on Speech Goals while Playing with Playdough

During the stresses of our lives and times when we cannot go out to do things to pamper ourselves the way we used to, have you considered doing something AT HOME and WITH YOUR KIDS to relax?   When was the last time you played with playdough? I find the kneading,...
We LOVE Yoga!

We LOVE Yoga!

With winter weather upon us and increased time in our homes, we have to be creative with ways to get the family physically active.  Yoga is a great way for the whole family to get involved.  Globally, yoga addresses flexibility, balance, strength, and endurance by...
February is Recreational Therapy Month!

February is Recreational Therapy Month!

Hi everyone! My name is Erin and I am the Recreational therapist here at CI! It’s February, which means that there are so many things to celebrate! Valentine’s Day, Groundhog Day, and Chinese New Year to name a few! February is also special because it is Recreational...
Coffee Filter Snowflakes Craft

Coffee Filter Snowflakes Craft

With the winter weather upon us there will certainly be more opportunities to spend time inside. This time of year can be challenging to occupy kids, especially as covid continues to linger on. As we have to stay home to stay safe it is important to remember how...
Wisconsin Winter Wonderland

Wisconsin Winter Wonderland

Winter is here, and with a Wisconsin winter, we can expect a lot of snow! This year kids are inside, learning virtually, and spending more time than ever before in their homes. It’s become more important than ever to encourage our kids to get outside to take a break...
Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are such a magical time of year, especially for children. I have so many distinct memories as a kid linked back to the little things that made the holidays special: The piney smell of the old boxes we pulled out from the basement, wearing our jammies all...
ADHD and Emotional Regulation: The Wall of Awful

ADHD and Emotional Regulation: The Wall of Awful

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly called ADHD, is a neurodevelopmental disorder which effects your ability to maintain attention on the appropriate stimulus or task. There are considered 3 subtypes, inattentive, hyperactive and a combination type....
ELEVEN things to do with…Leaves, Leaves, Leaves!

ELEVEN things to do with…Leaves, Leaves, Leaves!

October trees are beautiful as they change color, but November is the month for leaves to fall! You may wonder why leaves fall off the trees. It is because all the water in them freezes in the winter, which can harm the tree itself. Therefore the leaf protects the...
What Working in Pediatric Therapy Has Taught Me

What Working in Pediatric Therapy Has Taught Me

When I started a job in pediatric therapy, I had no idea what I signed up for. Working with children can be a thankless and challenging job at times. But I knew seeing children make progress through therapy would be motivating and inspiring. Still, I had no idea that...
Embracing “Screen Time”

Embracing “Screen Time”

With the abrupt onset of virtual learning due to COVID-19, screens are pervading our children’s daily lives in ways that they never have before. Whereas, in the past, parents gained some solace in the fact that their child was relatively “screen-free” for 7-8 hours of...
Feeding Your Child

Feeding Your Child

Feeding your child does it involve adorably themed snacks in little compartmentalized containers boasting Instagram-worthy status or perfectly balanced combinations from all the food groups creating a colorful display? Oh it doesn’t?! Well you’re not alone! I am an...
Stay Organized with Back to School

Stay Organized with Back to School

It’s that time of year again! Whether your child is going back to school in person or virtually it will be important for them to stay organized and on top of their assignments. Below are tips to help keep your child as organized as possible:  1.     Before school...
The New “Back to School”

The New “Back to School”

As summer comes to an end and the school year is just around the corner we face yet another change in routine. This school year will be a little bit different than those in the past. Despite the continuous changes there are few things that we can do to make things...
Practicing Good Mental Health Hygiene During a Crisis

Practicing Good Mental Health Hygiene During a Crisis

Being a parent or caregiver is challenging during the best of times. Being the parent or caregiver of a child with a disability can be especially hard. Add to the mix a global pandemic and a national reckoning on issues of race and inequality and just getting through...
Keeping Kids Active Over Summer Break

Keeping Kids Active Over Summer Break

After a stressful spring quarantined at home, many families are now adjusting what their summer looks like based on regular summer activities that might no longer be an option. Here are some fun and safe ways to keep kids active over the summer!   Activities in...