EXPLORE, PLAY, GROW: Our visit to see Winter The Dolphin

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in Family, Family Travel, Inspiration, Learning through play, Milestones and Miracles, Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Pediatric Physical Therapy, Special Needs

We are kicking off a new feature on our blog called Explore. Play. Discover, a series of blog posts sharing our reviews of fun places to play. We hope this series will help not just with vacation or field trip planning, but will also bring exposure to incorporating play into your travel fun. For our […]

COMMUNICATION FOR ALL – How AAC Helps Children Find Their Voice

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in child development, Communication, Family, Milestones and Miracles, Special Education, Special Needs, Speech and Language, Speech Therapy

This post was originally written for Child Guide Magazine. Check out the many resources Child Guide offers as well as this article and others HERE.   What comes to your mind when you hear the word “communication”? Do you think of talking? That is what most people consider to be communication. But what if you […]

Print or Digital? Which version is best for you?

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in child development, Fine Motor Development, Learning through play, Milestones and Miracles, New baby, parenting, Special Needs, Speech and Language

From the beginning of our business, we have enjoyed sharing our visions and dreams with you – our friends and family personally, professionally, and those who we have connected with through our shared passion for play as the best way for a child to learn and bond with a parent. For those reasons and more, […]

The Secret of “The Hot Pink Tape”

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in child development, Kinesiotape, Milestones and Miracles, Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Pediatric Physical Therapy, School Therapy, Special Education, Special Needs

This post was originally written for Child Guide Magazine.  Check out the many resources Child Guide offers as well as this article and others HERE. If you are a runner, or have watched a race or even perhaps a professional sporting event lately, you may find yourself asking, “What is that bright colored tape people […]

What Can You Do With Ribbon, Marbles, Golf Tees and Pom Poms? We Have Some Ideas for YOU!

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in child development, Family, Fine Motor Development, Inspiration, Learning through play, Special Needs

Going into homes to serve children can be tricky when it comes to engaging them.  Therapists can be tempted to take in their own toys because the child will quickly join in the fun when a new toy is presented.  But we certainly don’t want parents to feel pressure to purchase the toys we bring […]

“The Look” And What It Silently Says to Me From A Sibling Of A Child With Special Needs

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in Family, Inspiration, parenting, Special Education, Special Needs, special needs sibling

Last week I got the opportunity to speak at career day at my daughter’s school.  I drag my big therapy ball, some thera-band and thera-putty, my anatomy coloring book, a baby doll, and other interesting goodies that I play with every day into the school every time I am asked to do this.  The “regular […]

BIG INSPIRATION IN A tiny PACKAGE- how a little girl with CAS taught me to believe and persevere.

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in child development, Special Education, Special Needs, Speech and Language, Speech Therapy

I received the phone call after recently rejoining the workforce from  maternity leave with my second child.  I remember exactly where I was when the service coordinator called to ask if I would consider joining the team of a  2 year old diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) whose parents are both special educators.  […]

You Really Are What You Eat & So Are Your Children: The Effect of Nutrition on Development

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in child development, Family, Feingold, food allergies, Nutrition, parenting, Special Needs

This article was originally written & published for Child Guide Magazine, which provides excellent resources and activities for families. The January 2014 issue can be found in it’s entirety HERE. You are what you eat. How many times have you heard that? As adults, we certainly have considered this when considering our own food intake, […]

Navigating Special Education in the School Setting: What Parents Need To Know

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in child development, IEP, parenting, School Therapy, Special Education, Special Needs, Uncategorized

Child Guide Magazine is a great source for information and to find fun activities! Milestones & Miracles is proud to team with this great FREE publication by writing a column geared toward the Special Needs/Differently Abled Population.  The article below is our contribution to the FALL 2013 Issue which is filled with great “Back To […]

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