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What Tomorrow Will Bring: Staying Optimistic During Challenging Times

Many if not most of us are hanging out with few people around us. Even if and when we venture out we must maintain social distance. Every day we look for the infection curve to inflect, flatten, diminish, and we hope go to zero.We do our best to keep each other safe. At the same [...]

What Tomorrow Will Bring: Staying Optimistic During Challenging Times2020-04-01T14:22:53-04:00

Creative Health Solutions LLC Receives 2020 Best of Fairfax Award

Creative Health Solutions is pleased to announce that it has  been selected for the 2020 Best of Fairfax Award in the Occupational Therapist category. Thank you to our therapists and staff who made this possible. Please read the full press release below for all the details. Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE [...]

Creative Health Solutions LLC Receives 2020 Best of Fairfax Award2020-03-23T14:19:50-04:00

An Important Coronavirus Message

As you are aware, the Coronavirus is an international challenge. We are focusing our efforts to ensure that we are doing all that we can to prevent the spreading of Coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as any flu virus. These measures include: Continual monitoring of new and current information from the CDC (Center for Disease [...]

An Important Coronavirus Message2020-03-12T11:05:11-04:00

Listening Programs and Brain Plasticity — The Vision of Alfred Tomatis

  Music is the mediator between the life of the senses and the life of the spirit– Ludwig Van BeethovenTomatis – the beginningPerhaps you've heard of Dr. Alfred A. Tomatis, especially if you've researched brain plasticity or listening programs. Perhaps you've wondered why music has such a powerful impact on us—modified music all the more [...]

Listening Programs and Brain Plasticity — The Vision of Alfred Tomatis2019-11-13T12:49:04-05:00

Foundations and Brain Plasticity — The Roots of Effective Treatment

Neuroplasticity is the property of the brain that enables it to change its own structure and functioning in response to activity and mental experience – Norman Doidge We live at a challenging yet fortuitous time in human history. On the one hand we are faced with an epidemic of developmental challenges—autism, attention issues, speech [...]

Foundations and Brain Plasticity — The Roots of Effective Treatment2019-11-07T19:09:56-05:00

ADHD – Report from the Conference

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. – Albert Einstein Since Creative was a sponsor of the 2019 CHADD/NAMI ADHD and Mental Health Resource Fair October 12 in Reston, I took the opportunity [...]

ADHD – Report from the Conference2019-10-25T18:15:01-04:00

Reading and the Brain

The reading brain can be likened to the real-time collaborative effort of a symphony orchestra – Thomas Oppong A little over five centuries ago, the Sumerians in the city of Uruk invented cuneiform, the first writing system. This was among the most important developments in human history—taking its place on the stage of progress [...]

Reading and the Brain2019-10-04T11:19:44-04:00

Reading – The Gateway to So Much

To learn to read is to light a fire. – Victor Hugo Perhaps my fondest memories as a child was riding my bicycle to the library on Saturday morning and perusing the shelves for books on my favorite topics: dinosaurs and magic. Decades later I still cherish that I had that opportunity and still remember [...]

Reading – The Gateway to So Much2019-09-26T13:26:31-04:00

Meeting the Challenges of the New School Year

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 [...]

Meeting the Challenges of the New School Year2019-09-16T17:30:07-04:00

Giving Thanks

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 [...]

Giving Thanks2018-11-26T13:32:01-05:00