By: PossAbilities | August 24, 2018

sensory activities for school

A relaxing summer can make it difficult to get back into the school routine … especially for children with sensory processing differences.

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Tags: sensory development 

By: PossAbilities | July 29, 2018

sensory snack ideas for school

"Mom, I'm hungry!" Have you heard that phrase a lot this summer? If so, you're not alone!

By: PossAbilities | February 13, 2018

screentime behavioral reward

Many children with special needs, particularly those on the autism spectrum, love screentime. 

 

With this kind of response, it’s no wonder that parents often wonder if they should offer screentime as a behavioral incentive! 

 

The question is, do the benefits outweigh the consequences? 

Category: Services 

Tags: screentime, autism 

By: PossAbilities | November 22, 2017

executive functioning therapy possabilities

Executive Functioning is a brain-based process and is not simply fixed or disciplined away but rather requires systematic assessment and intervention. It is a set of processes that all have to do with managing oneself and one’s resources in order to achieve a goal.


These include:

  • Organization
  • Planning and Prioritizing
  • Time Management
  • Praxis (Motor Planning)
  • Self-Regulation (Impulse control)
  • Working Memory
  • Self-Monitoring
  • Task Initiation
  • Sustaining Effort
  • Flexible & Adaptive Thinking


At PossAbilities we address Executive Functioning in the following ways:

  • Assess through the process of clinical observations and formal testing, obstacles that interfere with the development of executive functioning skills. Parent and child interviews help us to u...

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Tags: executive functioning 

By: PossAbilities | September 08, 2017

Did you know that speech and language therapy can help children who are struggling to learn to read and write?

Speech-language pathologists assess and treat a variety of communication disorders: stuttering, receptive and expressive language disorders, speech sound disorders, social pragmatic language deficits, and more.

 

As a result, this background makes them experts in oral language development, which serves as the foundation for learning to read, spell, and write.

 

Speech-language pathologists can support literacy in the following ways:

  •  Foster language development and early literacy skills
  • Identify students at risk for reading and writing difficulties
  • Assess reading skills
  • Assess writing skills
  • Advocate for effective li...