May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

From Black Bear Academy The month of May, is a great opportunity for speech-language pathologists to remind parents of the important roles that verbal communication and personal interaction play in children’s academic and social development. A significant percentage of parents polled reported technology use byRead more

April is Occupational Therapy Awareness Month!

Provided by Black Bear Academy What is Occupational Therapy? Occupational therapists work with individuals to promote engagement in meaningful and purposeful everyday life activities (occupations) for the purpose of successful participation in roles and situations in home, school, work place, and community. (Case-Smith, J. 2010)Read more

Does your child have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep?

From Black Bear Academy, 1801 W Byron St, Chicago, IL 60613 For children who have trouble falling or staying asleep, sensory strategies can be helpful to support your child’s ability to self-regulate at night.  Most of the sensory strategies suggested by occupational therapists for babies canRead more