Yoga for SPEECH ???? REALLY????

I am often asked how speech/language pathologists can benefit from taking a yoga workshop or training. I suppose another way to look at this is, “ How do yoga and mindfulness tools help children attain speech/language goals?” Here are some answers to both questions, no matter how you want to look at them. Yoga and […]

TOUCHED BY A CHILD FROM AFAR

I don’t know when in my life it became apparent that I wanted to work with children.  Entering my profession as an occupational therapist, there were many directions, populations and areas for me to focus my studies and my clinical work.  I never remember making the decision to work with differently-abled children. But that is […]

The Power of Unconditional Love

I recently read an article about the research that is being conducted to better understand the relationship between animals and individuals on the autistic spectrum.  In this article, children between the ages of 5-13 where given pet guinea pigs to hold while in the presence of other adults.  The findings were quite remarkable. “They found […]

Yoga 4 Classrooms: Helping students of ALL abilities learn

As an occupational therapist and a yoga teacher working in schools, I have had the honor of helping children of ALL abilities find comfort within themselves and within the classroom.  Both can be a great challenge for any child, let alone a child that has a diagnosis of autism, ADHD, Down’s syndrome, etc. Yoga has […]