Textured Wall Art | sensory tactile wall panel

Textured Wall Art | sensory tactile wall panel

Textured Wall Art - sensory tactile wall panel | We have been spending quite a bit of time in CJ's indoor playroom these past couple of months as the frigid weather has kept us indoors a little bit more than usual for this time of year. While the room is pretty much complete there are a few items on the list that I would still like to incorporate. I've been pretty selective about the wall art for this particular space - mainly for safety reasons. A lot of craziness goes on in this room at times. There have been some sensory wall panels Continue reading

Stenciled IKEA Memo Board | Magnetic PECS Schedule – Communication Board

Stenciled IKEA Memo Board | Magnetic PECS Schedule – Communication Board

According to all of our house guests, under the age of ten, CJ's indoor sensory playroom would be voted the coolest room in our home - hands down. Though while it appears to many as little slice of childhood heaven - to us it plays a bigger, more important, role in many areas of development for our little guy. As with many of our other activities, a schedule or communication board is the key to keep our little guy engaged and on track.  I have shared a bit about the PECS communication system CJ uses in the past - like when we made the end Continue reading

{Just For Parents of Special Need Children}  Free iTunes Apps, Especially for Kids Network, & Financial Planning Tips

{Just For Parents of Special Need Children} Free iTunes Apps, Especially for Kids Network, & Financial Planning Tips

I know there are quite a few readers who are blessed parents of special need children so from time to time I like to share a few resources and tidbits I think are worth passing along. {Source: {the gloaming}} Post Topics: Free iTunes Apps, Especially for Kids Network, & Financial Planning Tips {Source: Apple} My little guy is a huge fan of his iPad and we have seen tremendous strides in the areas of communication, organization, social skills, emotion recognition, and creativity - just to name a few - with the use of various Continue reading

End of Cabinet Communication / Message Board {PECS}

End of Cabinet Communication / Message Board {PECS}

This project has been on my to-do list for quite sometime...and after finally getting around to completing it, I have no idea why I waited so long. It was incredibly easy to do and even though mine was made for a very specific reason, this idea can easily be used for a family communication/message center or even a simple chore chart system for your kiddies. As many of you may already know, my little guy has autism and communication is very challenging for him. He can label several different objects but does not fluently talk and when it comes Continue reading