Music Therapy & Autism

Here is a video we enjoyed about how music therapy can help children with autism.

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Eye Openers are Mind Openers

Innovative Eye Exercises That Focus Attention In The Classroom This week we are proud to present some innovative and creative work being done at NYC Public School 112 in Harlem. Dr. Martha Eddy, a 20 year Ph.d. of education and movement and a consultant to the NYC Board of Ed, has developed a kind of […]

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Myth: A Speech Pathologist only treats a lisp!

When our son needed a little extra speech support, we asked around and were lucky to find a terrific therapist at CommuniKids on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Jessica L. Falkin, MS,CCC-SLP is an ASHA (American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association) certified and New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. Using a diverse palette of […]

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Brian Muni: Occupational Therapy and Music

Does your child need a little extra help in school or at home? Maybe music is the answer! Occupational therapy, especially when combined with music can improve kids’ organizational skills and can help them perform better academically and socially.  Brian W. Muni is an occupational therapist and has more than 15 years of experience helping […]

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Monica Catani: Extra Help for Kids

Sometimes we need a little extra support in our lives. A Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT) provides that support for children in both the classroom and home settings. Recently, we got to sit down with psychologist and mom Monica Catani, Director of Important Steps, a New York City-based Committee for Preschool Special Education (CPSE) service […]

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Curtis Sliwa: Violence in the Media and Your Kids

How does violence in the media affect us as parents, and how does it affect our children? There are many ways Hollywood and the mass media could do a better job with the messages they broadcast to the world. Harold sat down with Curtis Sliwa, who is the founder and CEO of the 32-year old […]

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Rhona Berens: Parents and Teamwork — Part II

Rhona Berens, PhD, CPCC is the founder of Parent Alliance®, a trusted organization that provides advice and resources for expecting couples, new parents and parents of young children that want to maintain a strong, intimate bond as a couple as their family grows. Rhona is also the mom of a preschooler and is a certified […]

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Marcia Levy: Gratitude and Love for Our Kids

As a parent, when you’re up all night helping your young child get through teething, a high fever or bad dreams, you have to realize there will come a day when you can say, “Wow. My kid isn’t a kid anymore.” And when you’re looking at that man or woman before you, you will feel […]

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Cindi Conti: Childhood Developmental Delays

Albert Einstein didn’t utter a word until he was 3 years old, an age considered very late in the “typical” child development cycle. Yet, he went on to formulate and communicate one of the greatest theories on earth. Let’s face it, many of our greatest leaders, thinkers and artists are very quirky people. When they […]

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Joy Baum: Why is Pre-School Important?

Joy Baum is the Director at Columbus Pre-School and Gym on the Upper West Side in New York City, where our son Adam is enrolled. Recently, she talked to us about kids’ developmental milestones and why a strong pre-school educational experience is one of the foundations for lifelong growth. She also shared with us why […]

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