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The Developing Child | January 2022

The causal relation between exploration and cognitive development has been proposed in both directions: smarter, more behaviorally flexible species are more likely to play, and play may support the acquisitions of motor, cognitive, and social skills. (1)
Jan 25th, 2022

The Developing Child | September 2021

In this issue, we start a conversation about cognition, the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses.
Sep 29th, 2021

ATNR & STNR: The Learning Reflexes

In this issue we discuss the ATNR & STNR reflexes, how these reflexes affect learning, signs of unintegrated reflexes, and activities to facilitate reflex integration.
Jul 30th, 2020
Baby crawling

Reflex Integration: Train the Brain

THE DEVELOPING CHILD. Issue 4. May 2020. In this issue we discuss reflex integration, how reflexes impact daily function, signs of unintegrated reflexes and reflex integration techniques.
May 29th, 2020

Vision: A Learned Skill

In this issue we look at ocular motor control, how it impacts reading and what can contribute to ocular motor difficulties.
Dec 16th, 2019

Guide to Safe & Sound Protocol

In this insightful interview, Dr Stephen Porges explains how the Safe And Sound Protocol promotes calming and social engagement and provides a summary of his Polyvagal Theory . Dr Porges provides key tips for parents whose children are doing...
Oct 30th, 2019

ADHD: The Patchy Attention System

The vast amount of research into ADHD and brain function has resulted in ever greater insight into the intricacies and complexities of this condition. Our current understanding of ADHD is that it stems from a malfunction of the brain’s attention system...
Oct 24th, 2019

October Challenges

October can be a difficult time for kids. Halloween is on the horizon, which can cause a mixture of emotions, the demands of school are increasing, and there can be a late year bout of environmental allergies to further add to any frustration and...
Oct 6th, 2019

The Complexity and Importance of Handwriting

Most of us never consider the skills required to write legibly, or how poor handwriting performance can effect learning. This blog post by OT Loren Shlaes is a great primer on this. Read more at Minds in Bloom...
Aug 22nd, 2019

Handwriting Group Starts September 18

Registration is now open for our next Handwriting Group. It will run from September 18 to October 23. The group meets each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm...
Jun 23rd, 2019

Why Writing by Hand Could Make You Smarter

Have you ever tried to read your physician’s prescriptions? Children increasingly print their writing because they don’t know cursive or theirs is simply unreadable. I have a middle-school grandson who has trouble reading his own cursive...
Jan 16th, 2019

Choosing Toys That Support Healthy Development

Recognize that one of the most important purposes of play with toys, especially in infancy, is not educational but rather to facilitate warm, supportive interactions and relationships...
Dec 3rd, 2018

Sleep Disorders & Behavioral Issues

Growing evidence suggests that a segment of children with ADHD are misdiagnosed and actually suffer from insufficient sleep, insomnia, obstructed breathing or another known sleep disorder. But the most paradigm-challenging idea may be that ADHD may...
Nov 5th, 2018

Creating Connection – Through Music

A small study on child development looked at the role music and movement has between babies and adults. To anyone that has rocked a baby and sung a lullably, you probably know already the soothing affect it can have...
May 15th, 2018

Handwriting & Yoga Summer Camp 2018

We will be holding our Handwriting & Yoga Summer Camp the week of June 11th. This camp is ideal for kids between the ages of 5 and 10 who need to improve their writing legibility, have issues with letter reversals, spacing, and correct letter formation...
Feb 28th, 2018

A Feeding Therapy Session From a Mom’s Perspective

Do you have a picky eater? It’s something we see commonly at Solaris. One of our mom’s wrote about her perspective of a feeding therapy session with our speech therapist, Lauren. You can read it on her website...
Sep 11th, 2017

We Are Open!

We are open and looking forward to seeing all of our kiddos and families!
Sep 3rd, 2017

Yoga for the Special Child Basic Part 1

We will be hosting the Yoga for the Special Child Basic Part 1 course again this fall. The dates are October 15-21, 2017. The course is taught by Kathy Randolph and the cost is $985...
Apr 5th, 2017

Brain Gym Workshop April 6-8, 2017

Brain gym is a series of fun and energizing exercises designed to prepare the brain and body for a more efficient pattern of movement, learning and communication promoting whole brain processing and balance in a stress-free environment...
Mar 26th, 2017

Yoga for the Special Child Teacher Training

Next year, from March 3rd to March 10th, we will be hosting the Basic Part 2 Certification Program for Yoga for the Special Child. This course is taught by Sonia Sumar. The course cost is $1050. Completion of Basic Part 1 is a prerequisite...
Nov 3rd, 2016

Free Adult Yoga Starting November 3

From November 3rd to December 15th, we are offering free adult yoga sessions on Thursdays at noon. The class will be 40 minutes long. This is a great opportunity to try integral yoga. Please email or give us a call if you are interested...
Oct 28th, 2016

QRI Cold Laser Workshop

Join us on July 30th for our QRI Workshop to learn the amazing benefits of the QRI cold laser on the integration of primitive reflexes. You will also have the opportunity to buy your own laser at a discounted price. QRI is a program of low level laser...
Jun 16th, 2016

Can Handwriting Make You Smarter?

Researchers have found that taking notes by hand help students retain information longer and learn better. “Note-taking is a pretty dynamic process,” said cognitive psychologist Michael Friedman at Harvard University who studies note-taking systems...
Apr 5th, 2016

Free Adult Yoga Classes for Houston Compassion Week

For Houston Compassion Week we are running free adult Yoga classes for parents of kids with special needs. Our classes will run on April 16th. The morning class will be led by Annette Raj at her Yoga Bhavana studio and the afternoon class will be led...
Apr 4th, 2016

Handwriting & Yoga Summer Camps June 2016

Our Handwriting and Yoga Camps are ideal for kids between the ages of 5-10 who need improvement in writing legibility, are having issues with letter reversals and need to work on developing cursive skills. We will be using the Handwriting Without Tears...
Mar 2nd, 2016

Yoga: Healing Pain & PTSD

New research and clinical work is showing that yoga is an effective treatment for chronic pain and those suffering from trauma. Read the original article here. Researchers found that 52 percent of the yoga participants no longer met the criteria ...
Feb 25th, 2016

Fundraiser Yard Sale! Feb 6th 8am-4pm.

We are having a fundraiser yard sale this Saturday, February 6th from 8am-4pm. This fundraiser raises money for a special needs child to take Yoga for the Special Child lessons. Like us on facebook and share the love.
Feb 2nd, 2016

Free Yoga for the Special Child Sessions!

Come learn the unique benefits of Yoga for the Special Child! Until the end of 2015, we are offering 2 free Yoga for the Special Child sessions to new clients...
Nov 12th, 2015

New Study Shows Yoga Can Reduce Inflammation

Blood tests before and after the trial showed that, after three months of yoga practice, all three markers for inflammation were lower by 10 to 15 percent. That part of the study offered some rare biological evidence of the benefits of yoga in a large...
Oct 19th, 2015

A New Way to Look at Stress

In this Goop Q&A, Stanford professor Kelly McGonigal explains why stress may actually be good for us sometimes, and that there is more than one type of stress.
Sep 15th, 2015

The Importance of Play

The importance of play for children before the age of 7 should not be underestimated. Outdoor, unstructured play is particularly important for children to develop the social-emotional tools they need to navigate...
Sep 4th, 2015

Meditation Can Improve Your Brain

A meditation study led by Harvard affiliated researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital shows that meditation can change the parts of the brain associated with memory, sense of self, empathy, and stress...
Aug 25th, 2015

Screen Addiction is Taking a Toll on Children

Excessive use of computer games among young people in China appears to be taking an alarming turn and may have particular relevance for American parents whose children spend many hours a day focused on electronic screens. The documentary “Web Junkie,”...
Jul 7th, 2015

The Benefits of Slow Parenting

It’s too easy to get caught up in the trap of busyness and lose track of what is important. We really like this slow parenting movement which calls for families to simplify their life and be present with each other...
May 27th, 2015

Yoga for the Special Child Basic Part 1 (April 10, 2015)

The Yoga for the Special Child® Basic Part 1 Course will be held at Solaris Pediatric Therapy in Houston, TX from November 1-7, 2015. Kathy Randolph is leading the course and Solaris's Yulene Broussard is the program coordinator. This comprehensive...
Apr 9th, 2015

Now Taking Yoga Bookings!

Please welcome our new yoga instructor, Annette Raj! Annette has practiced and taught Iyengar yoga for the past 15 years and recently completed the Basic Yoga for the Special Child certification, a long-time goal of hers. Before dedicating her life...
Mar 16th, 2015