Tag - Child Development


Progress is Measured in Inches, not Miles!

Each time when I meet with families, we talk about the progress their child is making on their objectives. I start by asking parents to provide me with information on the successes they have seen in their child over the past few weeks. Sometimes the progress is measured in the smallest fraction of an inch, …


Ask the Horizons Team: Do you have any resources or strategies on dealing with “executive function problems”?

Question: My 9-year-old son has a lot of what professionals have told us are “executive function problems”. He is very unorganized, has difficulty planning and sequencing things, forgets even simple directions, and doesn’t have any sense of time. I understand that this is all part of his ADHD diagnosis, but we just don’t seem to …


Ask the Horizons Team: I’m getting conflicted messages about what is going on with my daughter

Question: I have an 8-year-old daughter who has struggled with communication, behavior, and social skills since she was a toddler. She has been diagnosed with encopresis and we have been to see more specialists than I can count at this point. School doesn’t seem to feel there are significant issues, but she is having increasingly …


Ask the Horizons Team: What does “remediation” mean?

Question: This may be a silly question, but what does the word “remediation” mean?  I see you reference it in some of your articles and online, but I’m not sure I know exactly what it means. Thanks – Jenna in Vermont


It’s the Simple Things!

Singing songs, taking a walk, sharing a snack, holding hands, reading a bedtime story – these are the simple things in life. My daughter is really into music, and we spend many hours every day either listening to music, making music, or singing songs. It doesn’t matter to her that her momma can’t carry a …


I Want, Therefore I Shall Have?

“I wish you guys would move to the end of the driveway, so I didn’t have to walk so far.” These were the words of a young girl trick or treating at our house this year. It seems that every generation gets just a little worse with this sense of entitlement. What causes this? Maybe …


Indoor Sensory Ideas and Activities

It continues to be chilly here in Michigan, and it seems like forever since my family and I were able to enjoy the outdoors without worrying about frostbite.  Cabin fever is really beginning to set in.  I cannot wait for the warm sunny spring days to arrive, and to go for a bike ride with …


My Dog’s Got a Canker Sore, and Other Random Comments…

“My dog has a canker sore.”  “My dad ran over the mailbox.”  “I named an alligator after my boyfriend.”  “Is she from here?”  “Can I touch her hair?”  This list could go on and on.  Why is it that random strangers feel compelled to ask personal questions that they wouldn’t even ask their own mother?  …


Moments Together: Engaging Our Children in Everyday Life

I witnessed something recently that has caused me to think about the time we spend with our children, and the importance of everyday moments.  While standing in line at the counter of our family’s favorite pizza place, waiting for our take-out order to be ready, I noticed a little girl and her parents walk into …


Lessons on Co-Regulation

By: Nicole Beurkens, M.Ed. As I observed my son’s piano lesson recently the concept of co-regulation came to mind. He had practiced a song by himself for a week, and after he played it for his teacher she suggested they play the duet together. She joined him at the piano and they played the song …

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