Entries by Jill Perry

Me and My Dragon

Title:  Me and My Dragon Author and Illustrator:  David Biedrzycki Age:  preschool, early elementary Description:  A boy describes all the things he could do with a dragon and how he would take care of this new and unusual pet. Goals/Concepts: Perspective taking Body language Early prediction Trying new experiences Managing the unexpected Pretend play Trickery […]

Compliments and Truth Telling

  What happens when someone gives the children in your life presents they don’t like?  Do they say, “Thank you” even if it’s not the present they were expecting?  Do they recognize that the gift giver did something kind or do they say, “I don’t like it”?  Do they think they are not telling the […]

Body Talk

Many years ago, I first heard that communication was more about body language than words.  As an OT who worked with children who had motor planning challenges, I was fascinated by how limiting their inability to imitate was on communication.  Ever since Albert Mehrabian’s famous study in 1967, people have quoted his formula, misquoted it […]

College Roommates

Ultimately, they will get to know each other and appreciate each other even if they don’t become best friends. They will learn to communicate and talk about the hard stuff while laughing at what will seem silly to them in the end. They will become skilled at negotiating and compromising. These are the thoughts that swirled in […]

Your Strong-Willed Child at Camp

Today, we are blogging over at Special-Ism.com.  This is the last in a series of blog posts about children, temperament and summer camp. If you have a strong-willed child, you probably notice that they are charismatic and creative, move quickly, make their own rules, and let you know what they want and when they want […]

Your Uniquely Quirky Child at Camp

Today, we are blogging over at Special-Ism.com.  This is the 4th in a series of blog posts about children, temperament and summer camp. Your child loves computers, video games, or anything mechanical.  He or she would love to stay in the house and play on the iPad or computer all day every day.  It is […]

Your Exuberant Child at Camp

Today, we are blogging over at Special-Ism.com.  This is the 3rd in a series of blog posts about children, temperament and summer camp. Camp seems like the perfect place for an exuberant child who is excited about everything.  However, these are also the kids who may melt down at home or unexpectedly, at camp.  They […]

Your Cautious Child at Camp

Today, we are blogging over at Special-Ism.com.  This is the 2nd in a series of blog posts about children, temperament and summer camp. The cautious, sensitive, maybe shy and serious temperament can be one of the toughest to manage during these raucous camp days.  Parents want their child to have lots of friends, fun in […]

Respecting Your Child’s Temperament at Summer Camp

    Today we are blogging over at Special-Ism.com.  Please take a moment to read this first in a series of blog posts about kids, their temperament and summer camp. Every spring parents ask us about summer camps that would be appropriate for their sons or daughters; camps that embrace neurodiversity.   And every year I […]

Welcome OT’s!!

Welcome to all OTs who are new to our contact list.  We were thrilled to be represented at the AOTA convention in San Diego last week at booth #1331 along with some fantastic OTs and innovative products.  Thanks to Tricia Sulppizio Estrada of Wonkido, our apps were well represented along with Liz Griffith and Musical […]