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  • Fidget Spinners: Distraction or Helpful Tool?

    Fidget Spinners: Distraction or Helpful Tool?0

    Image by Ian Ransley, flickr.com By Samantha Godbout Recently, a friend chaperoned a school field trip and remarked that every child appeared to have a fidget spinner. Before boarding the bus, the children sat in the cafeteria with a row of fidget spinners lining the table in every color of the rainbow, spinning and swapping

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  • How Therapy Outside the Box Aids Children

    How Therapy Outside the Box Aids Children0

    When he was only a few weeks old, Cameron was rushed to the emergency room with grand mal seizures and medical complications. By age 5, the hospital had become all too familiar to Cameron and his family, but their rush through the cold Emergency Room doors was no less frightening. Familiar rituals of needle sticks

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  • Is My Child Easily Distracted or In Need of a Diagnosis?

    Is My Child Easily Distracted or In Need of a Diagnosis?0

    My son, 8, seems distracted at home and school. His teacher reports he has difficulty following multi-part directions and completing work (though she was quick to note it was not a behavior/attitude problem). When I thought about it, I realized he has similar challenges at home and has for a while — I always just thought

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