Constructing a Brain

  Come build a brain!  Pipe-cleaners, straws, and some creative thinking… A roll of the die, luck of the draw… Mixed with a little developmental science and research… Feedback from recent participants: “An entertaining way to gain insight into child development.” “It helps me understand why my child acts out when it seems like they should be able to...
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Free ADHD and ASD Education in South Metro

Who? Shephard of the Valley Church in Apple Valley, MN What? Monthly presentations on topics related to ADHD, Autism, and other Disabilities on the Spectrum When and Where?  Monthly on Monday evenings in Apple Valley, see flier for details. Cost? Free, register at the door (some childcare available with pre-registration.) From their website:   “Purpose: To provide individuals with an...
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The Making of a Presentation

I work hard when I create my parent education presentations.  I love sharing my knowledge and experience with parents to empower them to help their children.  Learning requires the brain to be active and participating in the material, so my goal is to find ways to engage everyone in my classes. I wanted to share a bit today of the process of creating my newest presentation: What Everyone Should...
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Did You Know…?

Did you know… Most of the brains underlying architecture is set by age 3, but the brain can always change.  However, the amount of effort to create change increases as people get older. Negative or stressful early life experiences (such neglect or poverty) shape both the physical and chemical components of the brain that creates life-long changes. Early focus on responsive relationships...
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Sneak Peek

Just a quick peek for today (more info to come soon)…. 2 upcoming presentations this fall/winter through district 196 community ed.  CEs for teachers, OTs, PTs, and SLPs available!   Wednesday, Oct 12th from 6-8pm   What Everyone Should Know About Early Child Development and the Brain This is a new presentation I am offerring, and I am really excited.  The best peek I can give...
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What Does In-home Occupational Therapy Services Look Like?

I get a lot of questions about what in-home occupational therapy is.  Here are some popular questions and answers… Why do you go into people’s homes?  (Isn’t easier to see people in a clinic?  We’ve always gone to a clinic or school for OT, can you do OT in our home?) I go into people’s homes because I feel I can be more effective in my skilled interventions.  It is...
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