Welcome to Tiny Tots Therapy
The Developmental Growth and Enrichment of our youth is at the forefront of Tiny Tots Therapy Inc. Through outreach and collaborative resources, our team is dedicated to maximizing the independence of life skills in children and adolescents, supporting our caregivers, and increasing awareness throughout our communities. The families we work with keep us motivated in our mission of guiding children through achievable milestones and our vision of providing valuable and meaningful services to our patients remains at that heart of what we do.
TTT is a proud supporter of Autism Speaks and many other great organizations!
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One of the hardest things for children with special needs or high sensitivity to do is handle transitions. Any child recognizes the difficulties of heading back to school in the fall. New teachers, new classrooms, new assignments, and new friends can turn what should be a happy time into an anxiety-filled few weeks – through no fault of your child’s, and no fault of your own.
Mitigating turbulent transitions through therapy
When you are helping your child start a new school year, there are some tips from the experts that can prove to be therapeutic. First, acknowledge your child’s emotions. Ask your child how he or she is feeling. Is it nervous, frightened, or confused? Sometimes, children may not be able to verbally communicate how they are feeling. You can use keen observation to help you understand, and spending time with your child through this period will go a long way. Work with your child’s therapist and care team to develop some child-focused coping mechanisms and routines throughout the back-to-school transition.
One way to mitigate school-based apprehension is to engage in some role play with children. Walk them through a typical day, role-playing a teacher and student. You can also role play as peers, which aids in the development of making friends.
Showing children that it’s okay to laugh in the face of adversity can help usher in a smooth transition. Additionally, you’ll certainly want to show them that they can learn from each moment. There’s no need for your child to feel shame about not knowing something or even being nervous – that’s part of the experience, and can be part of the fun. Lastly, sensitive children can benefit from breathing exercises and encouragement to self-soothe. If loud noises, bright lights, and overstimulation are an issue, remind your child that deep breathing or “taking a break” are always options. Keep calm and help your child do the same.
Tiny Tots Therapy wants to help your child feel ready and excited for the school days ahead. We service children of all ages and offer child-based therapies at our locations throughout New Jersey. We practice a team model in the therapy process to drive children to the next level and to assist their integration into the community. To learn more, call us at 1-888-951-TOTS (8687).
Taking a family vacation is an incredibly exciting time, but getting to your destination can be a challenge, particularly if you have to fly. Navigating airports, boarding the plane, and gathering your luggage can present unique challenges when you have a child with special needs. We’ve put together some tips for you to make traveling an easier process for you and your family.
Traveling with a child with disabilities
- Plan ahead. Call the airport and airline officials in advance to check on things that are important to you and your child. If your child isn’t accustomed to crowds and a lack of privacy, find out where people with disabilities can receive their security screening. When speaking with the airport, security, or airline personnel, don’t use highly technical terms. By law, “disabled” or “special needs” is all you are required to say.
- Give your family adequate time. Get to the airport early, and when you’ve passed through security, leave plenty of time to walk around and get acclimated to the high-sensory input environment. Getting a little exercise can also help tire your child out for a long plane flight.
- Schedule flights strategically. Make sure you have scheduled your flight, if at all possible, at one of the calmest and most typically serene times of your child’s day. If your child still naps at a reasonable time, booking your flight during that time would be advised.
- Prepare for picky eaters. It is also best to make sure that you have adequate snacks or meals planned for your child, as picky eaters tend to shy away from airport and airplane food.
- Keep your child occupied. Long flights can be difficult for a child with special needs. Let your child pick a movie, book, or self-contained toy to play with on the airplane.
Our team at Tiny Tots Therapy loves to work with schools, families, and individuals, in order to provide the best family therapy in New Jersey. Our child-focused care is cutting edge, and our clients and instructors have had great results. As one of the most trustworthy and well-regarded therapy practices in New Jersey, we have locations throughout the state. To learn more about what Tiny Tots can do for your child, call us at 1-888-951-TOTS (8687).