Resources

Part of our mission is to serve as a resource for families, teachers, and other individuals working with children. Please take a minute to post a comment on an article, share your questions, thoughts, experiences, and insights. This page is updated frequently, so please visit often!

Mom’s Morning Out (October 2016)

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Sep 26, 2016   Category: Events, Resources  

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Have your little one join us for a morning of fun that will be filled with movement, creative play, social skills, and fine motor activities led by a licensed therapist. A snack will also be provided.

Theme: Finding Dory
Ages: 2-5 years old
When: Monday, October 17, 2016 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Where: Leaps and Bounds
Price: $20 per child each session

Please call 636-928-LEAP (5327) to sign your child up today!


What is Sensory Processing?

Posted By: Lisa Cooseman on Sep 19, 2016   Category: Articles, Resources  

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October is Sensory Awareness Month and we’d like to take the opportunity to answer the question…What is Sensory Processing?

We learn about our bodies and the world around us through the use of our senses. Everything we do requires the use of our seven sensory systems: tactile (touch), olfactory (smell), gustatory (taste), auditory (sound), visual (sight), vestibular (movement & balance), and proprioceptive (body awareness & movement). Sensory processing is the ability of the nervous system to perceive sensory information, process it, and produce a response based on how the information is interpreted. This occurs in every body every moment of the day. The body is constantly bombarded with an array of sensory information. To participate effectively in daily life activities, we need our sensory systems to be integrated and “working together” to give us information about our body, how to use our body, how to interact with others, and how to interact with the world around us. The ability to efficiently process sensory information impacts all of our daily life activities. (more…)


Sensory Processing – Signs & Symptoms Checklist

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Sep 19, 2016   Category: Articles, Resources  

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Below you will find an abbreviated Sensory Processing Signs and Symptoms Checklist that can help you determine if your child would benefit from an Occupational Therapy evaluation.

Sensory Processing

Signs that your child may not be efficiently processing visual information:

□ Sensitive to light (squints, blinks, covers eyes)
□ Poor reading, writing, and math skills
□ Distractible
□ Poor eye contact
□ Poor handwriting (more…)


Understanding Your Sensory Kid (FREE Parent Seminar-October 2016)

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Sep 19, 2016   Category: Events, Parent Seminars, Resources  

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When: October 6, 2016 7:30pm-9:00pm

Where: Leaps and Bounds

This seminar defines sensory processing and its impact on a child’s attention, learning, behavior, motor skills, feeding, social skills and emotional development.

**There will be no cost for this seminar. Seating is limited. Call 636-928-5327 or email info@leapsandboundskids.com to RSVP to reserve your spot. Please include your phone number if you register by email.**


Fall Break – Learning Enrichment Camp (October 2016)

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Aug 23, 2016   Category: Events, Resources, What's New  

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October 10th – 14th
9:00AM – 3:00PM

Leaps & Bounds is happy to announce that our Summer Learning Enrichment Camps were such a huge success that we’ll be offering another camp this Fall! Please click on the flyer below for more details.

2016 Fall break camp

Please call the office at 636-928-LEAP (5327) with any questions or to sign your child up today!


Visual Supports in Every Day Life

Posted By: Lisa Cooseman on Aug 22, 2016   Category: Articles, Resources  

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Visual Supports in Every Day Life

The idea of visual supports may not seem applicable for everyone, but each day we use lists, calendars, signs and pictures to get through our day. These visual supports help us to (more…)


Back to School Wellness Tips

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Aug 22, 2016   Category: Articles, Resources  

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Back to School Wellness Tips

Now that kids are back to school, they are exposed to lots of stress, germs, and activities that can impact their learning. Here are a few tips to keep your kids healthy and ready to learn for the upcoming school year (more…)


2016 Fall Programs

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Aug 22, 2016   Category: Groups, Programs, Resources, What's New  

We are now accepting registrations for our 2016 Fall Programs

This fall we will be offering fun and exciting Groups, Fall Break Learning Enrichment Camp, and recreational Fun Days.
Individual Intensive sessions are an option to make quicker progress for your child.
Please see the attached flyer below for more details:
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Contact Leaps & Bounds by calling 636-928-LEAP(5327) or emailing info@leapsandboundskids.com with any questions or to sign your child up today!


Visual Schedule & Supports – Make & Take (FREE Parent Seminar-September 2016)

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Aug 15, 2016   Category: Events, Parent Seminars, Resources  

When: September 1, 2016 7:30pm-9:00pm

Where: Leaps and Bounds

Visual supports can be a great strategy for so many kids. This seminar will discuss how different visual supports might be helpful for your child. There will be examples of visual schedules and charts, as well as instruction on how to use them effectively. We will also make a visual support as a group.

**There will be no cost for this seminar. Seating is limited. Call 636-928-5327 or email info@leapsandboundskids.com to RSVP to reserve your spot. Please include your phone number if you register by email.**


What is Social Thinking®

Posted By: Lisa Cooseman on May 23, 2016   Category: Articles, Events, Parent Seminars, Resources  

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Social Thinking®

Michelle Garcia Winner developed Social Thinking® in the 1990’s when working as a speech language pathologist in a high school. She quickly learned that she was working with many kids that had undiagnosed social deficits that were not being effectively addressed. Michelle designed and continues to build her Social Thinking® program to work with kids that have social cognitive deficits.

Social competence is not entirely something that is taught. However, we expect that kids can be effective in interacting with others (more…)