Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. – Melody Beattie Thanksgiving has come and gone and now the winter holidays await us. The idea of Thanksgiving lingers. Giving thanks is one of the most important and personally enriching of emotions. How do we become and [...]
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Learning first occurs as a part of emotional interactions – Dr. Stanley Greenspan (1941 - 2010) The late Dr Stanley Greenspan is best known for developing DIR/Floortime®, a treatment framework for individuals with autism and other developmental issues. While that, in itself, is monumental and transformative, it is only part of his great legacy. [...]
For me as a child summer break was a magic time. Each year as I departed from my last class sometime in late June I had this great sense of freedom and adventure: Before me was a never ending summer of no-school days. Inevitably, sometime in August I began to tire of the “endless [...]
For those of you who can't make the Foundations Summer Camp, there are still plenty of opportunities to help your child—or yourself—through a summer intensive. While we will customize any of the four programs described below, don't give up if none seem to fit. Give us a chance create a special custom program to [...]
The team at Creative is pretty excited regarding our summer programs. We're also preparing well in advance anticipating the large enrollment for the Foundations for Learning Summer Camp as well as Summer Intensives in a number leading modalities including Interactive Metronome, Academics, Learning through Listening, and other custom programs. Foundations will definitely run June [...]
I was first introduced to a child with Down Syndrome decades ago. She was the daughter of a neighbor as well as a friend of my daughter and our family. I wrote an earlier blog about the wonderful relationship that we had (Suzy's Story). Indeed, that relationship had a lot to do with motivating me [...]
The first five years of a child’s life are critical for brain and nervous system development. During this time, children learn and develop rapidly.Things as simple as daily experiences can dramatically impact a child’s learning when it comes to their cognitive, social, physical, adaptive and communication development.If you suspect your child has a developmental delay, [...]
As parents, we often worry about if our child is developing as he or she should. We also worry about how our child will do in school, and then the question comes: What do I do if my child is not progressing or learning as he or she should? If you are concerned about [...]
What does this list of people have in common? Justin Beiber Simone Biles Jim Carrey Ryan Gosling Solange Knowles Paris Hilton Michelle Rodriguez Michael Phelps Justin Timberlake If you said that these people are all famous, you would be correct. However, there is another similarity that is not so obvious. Any second guesses? Well, [...]
Who can forget the 1988 movie Rain Man which starred Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise? This fictional film highlighted an adult on the autism spectrum, who had an uncanny knowledge of numbers and math. Perhaps not as well known, but in some ways more revealing, was the 2003 fictional novel The Curious Incident of [...]