Reach For The Stars Pediatric Therapy Blog

Reach For The Stars with this pediatric therapy and autism services blog by the national early intervention company Achieve Beyond serving CA, CT, FL, MD, NJ, NY and VA continuing to expand. This blog features stories about special needs children, professional therapists and editorials for special needs parents.
Mar
01

Developmental Guidelines: What Most Babies Do at 48 Months

Developmental guidelines for children forty eight months of age (4 years) - Achieve Beyond Blog
Social and Emotional Enjoys doing new things Plays "Mom" and "Dad" Is more and more creative with make believe play Would rather play with other children than by himself Cooperates with other children Often can't tell what's real and what's make-believe Talks about what she likes and what she is interested in Language/Communication Knows some basic rules of grammar, such as correctly using "he and "she" Sings a song or says a poem from memory like the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" or the "Wheels on the Bus" Tells stories Can say first and last name Cognitive (Learning, Thinking, Problem-Solving) Names some colors and some numbers Understands the idea of counting Starts to understand time Remembers parts of a story Understands the idea of "same" and "different" Draws a person with 2 to 4 body parts Uses scissors Starts to copy some capital letters Plays board or card games Tells you what...
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Feb
26

When We Hurt For Our Kids

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By: Amy Egan CTA Certified Life Coach It may be impossible not to do, but maybe just being aware of it when we experience it, would be helpful.   There may be almost nothing more painful than watching our kids hurt. Most often we'd rather do their suffering for them.   I am sure it is "Mama Bear instinct" when we see our kids in any kind of pain - whether it is physical or emotional - whether they are the cause of their pain or not at fault. There are, of course, situations when their pain needs to be our business.   And there are plenty more situations where their issues need to belong to our kids.   However, the focus of this article is not about whether or not to step in. It is about   bringing to light the serious ramifications we could create simply with our...
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