How to Tend to Special Needs Child on Thanksgiving

Raise your hand if you cannot believe we are one day away from Thanksgiving, the official unofficial beginning of the holiday season. I feel like I just shut my door at the end of Halloween ...

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TalkTools Marketing Dept. 11 May 18

COMING TOGETHER FOR PUERTO RICO

The TalkTools extended family has been closely following the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico over the last weeks — and months. We were saddened by the immense devastation caused by Hur...

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TalkTools Marketing Dept. 13 Nov 17

Halloween Guide for Kids with Sensory Needs

This year for Halloween, Elizabeth is simply going to pass out the candy with me or perhaps with a friend by her side. She is not dressing up for the event, at least not at the time of this ...

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TalkTools Marketing Dept. 26 Oct 17

FREE Tools & Webinar to facilitate back-to-school for the special needs!

Michele Gianetti, RN introduces her work with Monica Purdy, MA, CCC-SLP on helping parents of special needs children getting back to school smoothly. It includes a free checklist and articl...

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Talktool admin 27 Aug 17

Elizabeth: The Terrible Two’s

The terrible two’s. The tween years. The teenage years. Young adulthood. These times are all markers of our live and the lives of our children. And we as parents are well versed in what to...

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Talktool admin 07 Jun 17

TalkTools Sponsors a Multi-Disciplinary Trip to Ghana

My name is Jenna Kobara and I am an occupational therapist (OT) who recently returned from my third trip to Ankamu, Ghana where I had the opportunity to work with children with disabilities....

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TalkTools Marketing Dept. 19 Apr 17

Sharing the Gift of TalkTools with Those Living on Roatan, Honduras

Kerry Tichi, MS CCC/SLP received a donation from TalkTools a few months ago to use with children and young adults with special needs during her trip to Roatan, Honduras. She writes about he...

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TalkTools Marketing Dept. 20 Mar 17

How Music Therapy Became our Next Best Step

For those who have been following our story on this site, you know that Elizabeth has struggled with speech and language throughout her life due to her disorders of Dyspraxia and Sensory Pro...

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TalkTools Marketing Dept. 20 Feb 17

Time For A Mid-Year Evaluation

It is officially the middle of the school year. Okay, not officially-officially but to me it is. I find myself looking at the middle of January and realizing that fact and think WOW, that...

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TalkTools Marketing Dept. 13 Jan 17

Tips for happy trick-or-treating with special needs kids

I know as child, I used to absolutely love Halloween. I loved the costumes, the idea of roaming the neighborhood in the dark with a flashlight, making plans with my friends to go trick or tr...

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Talktool admin 19 Oct 16