Feeding and Eating
Shannon Austin wrote in to share a neat (and affordable) sippy cup find that has worked great for her daughter. This Playtex straw trainer teaches kids how to use a...
Parenting, Special Needs
Shannon Gardner writes about her son, Kekoa, and his relationship with his younger sister Oliana, who is blind. She writes about how it can be difficult to have a disabled...
David wrote this essay as part of a college scholarship application. He writes about his experience as a football player in high school and compares that to his experiences volunteering...
Development, Visual Impairment
Many children with visual impairments seek out physically stimulating activities, like swinging or rocking. Here are ways you can help channel that energy.
Eric Vasiliauskas writes about encouraging independence and exploration in your blind children.
The Independent Little Bee: A little something for children with vision impairments & their families
This blog focuses on the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) for visually impaired students and how to implement it into everyday life. There are posts with topics on all aspects of...
Advocacy, Visual Impairment
We'll give you some tips on how to teach sighted children about blindness so they can interact with their blind classmates.
Marsha Peterson writes about her son, Chad, and how she helped him learn to communicate. Chad was born with Down syndrome, diagnosed with autism, is hard of hearing, and near...
Reduce the stress of the weekly errands by helping your child strengthen their sensory response through occupational therapy. The OT Mom, of the Sense-Able Baby website, suggests providing calming sensory...
Braille and Literacy
Graciela writes about how she introduced her daughter, Milagro, to braille at an early age. Here are six things you can do now to encourage early literacy!
Music therapist Meredith R. Pizzi explains how you can use music and rhythms to encourage your child to get up and move!