Articles By Rob Salyer

Transitions for Sensory Kids

Posted By: Rob Salyer on Aug 29, 2013   Category: Archive   Tags: , ,

With the start of the new school year, comes the challenge of change for sensory sensitive kids. Think about all the changes: New schedule, new teacher, new environment, possibly new peers. Each one of these areas of change will bring with it new sensory experiences. The novelty of each of these things can be unnerving, and all of the sensations involved can send our sensory kids into a tailspin: the sights, the sounds, the smells, the touch input….

THEN comes the change in temperature……and with that a whole new host of anxieties for our kids who do not like change! If you have a sensory sensitive kid, then you may be familiar with the meltdowns that come with the transition of wearing uniform shirts, long sleeves, collared shirts, jeans and pants. It is not only stressful for your child, but stressful for YOU, and often the whole family.

If you want more information about sensory processing, how it impacts your child’s daily life activities, and strategies to help your child, please join us for our FREE parent seminar

Understanding Your Sensory Kid
September 12th, 2013 from 7:30-9pm

11/11/12-11/18/12: Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted By: Rob Salyer on Oct 24, 2011   Category: Archive  

When:November 11 & 18, 2010 6:00-7:30pm

Where:Leaps and Bounds

Along with giving thanks, Thanksgiving also brings new foods, new smells, new people, hectic schedules, different environments, etc.

Leaps and Bounds is hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner. Therapists will use sensory strategies and other techniques to help your child better prepare for the coming holiday. Each child will be responsible for bringing a dish to share at a family style meal on the 18th.

*This group is a two day event and is tailored towards children aged 4-16 years old.*

**If you would like your child to participate, please call 636-928-LEAP(5327)**

10/24/11-10/28/11: FREE Speech Screenings

Posted By: Rob Salyer on Oct 11, 2011   Category: Archive  

When: Ocotober 24th- October 28th, 2011

Where:Leaps and Bounds

Can your little pumpkin say “BOO”?

Are you concerned with your child’s speech and language skills?

Free speech screenings are being offered for children ages 2-8 years old. Screenings will be a 30 minute session with a speech/language pathologist that will determine if there is any need for further speech/language evaluation.

**Please call Leaps and Bounds to make an appointment!**