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February 2018 Sensory Bins

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Feb 15, 2018   Category: Resources  

We have two sensory bins in this post to share with you, I Spy and Tropical Snow!
We hope you have fun making and playing with both!

I Spy Sensory Bin:


-Black beans
-Small items to add to the bin-toy cars, coins, small figures, beads, buttons, etc.
-Pictures of items

First fill a bin with black beans.
Then you can start adding lots of small items. You would want to find enough items to make your child have to visually scan the box.
We also took pictures of each item and printed them out so that kids would have a picture of the desired item to find.
This is a great activity for visual discrimination, visual memory and tactile perception.

Tropical Snow Sensory Bin:

Spring Break Intensive Therapy Sessions!

Posted By: Lisa Cooseman on Feb 15, 2018   Category: Articles, Resources  

A Spring Break Opportunity:

At Leaps and Bounds, we offer an intensive therapy option for families who would like to see maximum progress toward therapy goals in a shorter period of time. Although we offer this throughout the year, spring break may be an ideal time for families to take advantage of this option due to the time off of school. An intensive model allows for the use of (more…)

Spring Break Intensives

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Feb 7, 2018   Category: Resources  

Spring Break will be here soon and this will be a great opportunity to get in extra treatment sessions!

We are now scheduling appointments for Intensive therapy sessions in March & April. Please click on the flyer above for more details and call the office at 636-928-LEAP(5327) to set up a Spring Break Intensive for your kiddo!

Spring Break: Learning Enrichment Camp (March 2018)

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Feb 7, 2018   Category: Events, Resources  

Superheroes to the Rescue
March 26th – 30th
9:00AM – 3:00PM

We are now accepting enrollment for our Spring Break Learning Enrichment Camp! Please click on the flyer below for more details.

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

Understanding Dyslexia – FREE Parent Seminar (March 2018)

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Feb 7, 2018   Category: Events, Parent Seminars, Resources  

When: March 1, 2018 7:30pm-9:00pm

Where: Leaps and Bounds

There is a lot of information out on Dyslexia and reading difficulties. In addition,
recent legislation has changed how Dyslexia is viewed in public schools. This
seminar will help you to better understand dyslexia, provide information on what
goes into a diagnosis of dyslexia, and what resources are available to help those
with reading difficulties.

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

Yoga & Self-Regulation – One Day Fun Day (February 2018)

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Feb 7, 2018   Category: Events, Resources  

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 12:30-3:30PM

Where: Leaps and Bounds

What: Yoga activities, snack and LOTS of fun!

Price: $50 per child/$45 per child for 2 or more siblings

Ages: 5 – 12

Pediatric therapists will direct the workshop. Limited space is available.
Please call 636-928-LEAP (5327) to reserve a spot for your child!

Understanding Dyslexia

Posted By: Lisa Cooseman on Feb 7, 2018   Category: Articles, Resources  

Written by: Autumn Foster, M.S., CCC-SLP

The word “Dyslexia” is becoming a hot topic. Reading and writing are complex tasks. Rightfully so, Dyslexia is a complex condition. Have you heard about Dyslexia? Are you wondering if your child or a loved one has Dyslexia? Do you know what YOU can do to help? If you are interested in learning more, check out these general topics of conversation relating to Dyslexia. (more…)

Therapy Spotlight: A Search for Meaningful Occupations

Posted By: Lisa Cooseman on Jan 19, 2018   Category: Articles, Resources  

Therapy Spotlight: A Search for Meaningful Occupations

Written by: Julie Johnson, MOT, OTR/L

Dan has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and has been a part of the Leaps and Bounds family for many years. As he got older, Dan’s therapy goals shifted to a focus on independence and finding meaningful occupations. Dan’s mother, as any parent, wants for Dan to feel happy and be a part of something that he feels good about. She found this to be challenging after graduation, because Dan’s skill level fell in-between paid employment and the supported workplace settings that they started touring. (more…)

Model Magic Snowmen at Night-Sensory Bin

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Jan 19, 2018   Category: Resources  

Model Magic Snowmen at Night Sensory Bin


White Model Magic (You can find a large tub at Hobby Lobby.)
Black beads
Orange beads
Ribbon for scarves
Snowmen at Night Book by Caralyn Buehner

This bin is easy to do.
Just gather everything and let your kids help you start making snowmen and reenacting the scenes from the book, Snowmen at Night.
You can show your kids how to roll balls of Model Magic in the palm of their hands, which is great for their fine motor skills.
This book is a great rhyming book so some of the words may be predictable for your kids. It might be fun to begin reading and then stop before a rhyming word and see if they can figure it out.

Mermaid Sequin Tactile Board

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Jan 19, 2018   Category: Resources  

Mermaid Sequin Tactile Board


1 yard of mermaid sequin fabric (You can usually find this at fabric or craft stores–we found ours at Hobby Lobby.)
Poster board (A thicker board will make your project sturdier.)
Duct tape (Choose a color you like because it will be visible.)

Wrap the fabric around your poster board.
Make sure you pull tight so that your fabric will be snug around the board.
Use the duct tape to secure one edge at a time and continue to pull so that the fabric is taut.
We duct taped a cross pattern on the back side of the board to further secure the edges. (See picture below.)
Your board is ready to use! This board can be used as a calming tool or can be fun to draw designs on.

Back of Mermain Sequin Tactile Board: