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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Ever wonder…

See the flier for all the details! May 5th in Apple Valley, MN- parenting class through district 196 community education . Register online here.  ...
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Registration is open!

I am teaching a one night (May 5th) course for parents, teachers, and therapist about executive function skills through District 196 Community Education (Apple Valley, MN location, near Burnsville, Rosemount, Eagan, Lakeville, and Inver Grove Heights). Register online: https://district196.ce.feepay.com/course/adult-spring-2016/parenting-to-promote-executive-functioning-and-self-regulation-skills...
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An OT’s Gift Buying Guide

It is time for me to update my gift-buying guide!  I’ve added some new brands to consider, local toy stores, and links to other posts with lots of gift ideas. It is the season where a lot of people spend a lot of time and money on gifts for children.  In my job as a pediatric occupational therapists, I get a lot of questions about “good” presents for children.  There isn’t a perfect gift...
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What an OT is Thinking When a Parent Says, “My child has terrible handwriting- Help!”

As an occupational therapist, I am trained to analyze a task carefully to see what is working and what is not.  We are often asked to help with children’s handwriting, especially when parents get the report from the teacher that their child’s handwriting skills have fallen behind the school’s expectations. I have created a chart that outlines the basics of my thought process...
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Impulse Control: Home Activities and Games

One of key parts of self-regulation, emotional regulation, attention, and executive function skills is the development of impulse control. Want an easy to use handout of these ideas?  Visit Teachers Pay Teachers Site for my handouts What is impulse control?   These are a few of the definitions I found online: “The degree to which a person can control the desire for immediate...
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