Getting off to the best startLet us remember: One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.– Malala YousafzaiI think that schooling for young children—public or private or at home—is one of the most important social functions and teachers, including parents that teach, are one of the most important people. Not [...]
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Journey to Transitions Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. – Albert Szent-Györgyi We are about to announce a new program, Transition to Independence: Unlocking Special Abilities. Its genesis, structure, and content are primarily the work of one person. I think that [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]