Benefits of Reading to your Kids

They become better readers themselves It's pretty intuitive — if you read to your child consistently, they'll be more capable of reading on their own. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) urges doctors to encourage parents to read to their kids to boost their...

Autism-friendly ideas for Halloween!

Let your child practice wearing their costume at home. This gives you time to make any last minute modifications and time for your child to get used to it. Write a social narrative describing what your child will do on Halloween. Read the story several times before...

About Fidget Spinners

According to an article found in Livescience, this season's hottest toy is marketed as an antidote for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, and autism — but it's also being banned in classrooms across the country. "Fidget spinners" are small,...

What is Speech Apraxia?

Speech Apraxia is a type of motor speech disorder that can be caused by neurological damage, genetic disorders, metabolic disorders or seizure disorders.  When a child has apraxia, his/her brain has difficulty coordinating movements of the mouth to produce speech. ...

Let’s have a Picnic!

Developing Feeding Skills Picnics can be a wonderful sensory experience for children. They practice many skills; from self feeding, to exploring with novel foods and sharing. Children with feeding difficulties and babies developing feeding skills need exposure,...

What’s New at InterPlay!

InterPlay is proud to announce our latest news. We are continuing to offer our Rainbow Kids Yoga group. This was a success during the summer and we want to still run this group during the school year when children, more than ever, need an outlet for the stress and...

Playing in Today’s Electronic World.

Every time I go out I see more and more children with iPods, iPads, iPhones, DSs and many other electronic devices in their hands. As I waited to be seated at a restaurant, I watched three siblings “playing” each with their own “screen”, while their poor Barbie dolls...

P.B. a grateful mom!

On my search to help my son I had good experiences and not so good ones. But finding InterPlay has been a blessing in the skies. Dr. Pilar and her team are truly the best professionals in the area. Their charisma and compassion, professionalism, knowledge, integrity and quality of care are what every parent (who is struggling with their child) needs. They didn't only help my beautiful boy but my family as a whole. Their understanding of sensory integration and their playful approach to treatment engaged my son and they were able to get out the best of him. In every session they gave their heart and he gave them his best. It just took a couple months for all of us to see the benefits of the treatment. Today, I am glad to say that our family is at peace with our situation, knowing that hard work (as we are guided by the experts at InterPlay) will lead us to the right path ...