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 [...]
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We've partnered with a company to help us improve and better serve our clients. Our new and improved website is one example of their support. Recently, I invited one of the partners to observe our unique daily team meeting. She insisted that we share her observations: Thank you for allowing me to listen in [...]
What distinguishes Creative Health Solutions? Let me rephrase that question: Can Creative Health Solutions effectively meet my or my child's needs at a reasonable investment of time, effort, and money? To answer that you need to understand our place, our people, what we do, and how we do it. Let's start with the last [...]
Reading, writing, arithmetic…are extremely complex processes that can develop only upon a strong foundation…– A Jean Ayres, Ph. D.I’m about to engage in a journey of discovery that will show you how we can best understand and help those children (and adults) who face the growing array of developmental and other neuro-physiological challenges.If you join [...]
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. – Arthur Ashe If you’re reading this, there’s a fair chance that you’re one of the heroes I’m writing about. If not, it’s almost certain that [...]
Who is Kimberly Koala? When Judy and I founded the practice we choose a koala for our mascot and named her Kimberly. Her image was captured by the artist who painted our children’s immersion mural on the walls of our original suite. During our founding years we also published a physical newsletter, one of whose [...]
Neuroplasticity is the property of the brain that enables it to change its own structure and functioning in response to activity and mental experience Today, May 5, 2017, is the 10th anniversary of the publication of The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge, a seminal and transformational introduction of brain neuroplasticity to a [...]
Meet the People Behind the Successes To learn, you have to be able to listen – Alfred Tomatis The last seven and a half decades have seen an explosion in understanding how we develop as human beings and how we relate to each other and the world. It has seen us use leading [...]
We are infinitely more than our limitations or our afflictions —Jeffrey R Holland We interviewed several occupational therapists recently and three asked: Can you tell me the story of Creative. Why did you start it? One of the reasons was the Kiles. I first met and become friends with the Kiles over 30 years [...]
Studies show good health is all important Modified Music—Level Perspective Part 1 Your brain has a natural ability to physically change itself by creating new pathways and connections in response to your experiences. This neuroplasticity can be positively stimulated by engaging in the right activities, often enough, over a sufficient period of time, resulting [...]