Monday, May 15, 2017 0 comments

Mother's Day (before & after)

Mother's Day is an opportunity to have my clients express their love for their Moms. These samples are from a-15 years old boy. The before sample was from a session in December, while his Mother's Day poem was written last week (May).  She's was delighted with his progress and loved her poem.


Saturday, May 13, 2017 0 comments

Autism Speaks Walk 2017

Autism Speaks Walk is powered by the love of parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, relatives and support providers for people with autism.  Today I had the wonderful opportunity to walk with thousands of people (including my daughter) in support of research to help enhance the lives of those with Autism. 

Friday, April 28, 2017 0 comments


It's never too late to share an Earth Day message from one of my 9-year old students.

Friday, April 14, 2017 0 comments

Good Friday's Good News (Before & After)

As my GOOD FRIDAY comes to an end, I would love to share some of my Good News with you.

The below samples are from a 8-year old girl with fine-motor and visual-motor delays.  The first sample was taken January 2016.  Over the past year, she has demonstrated significant improvement including her printing and cursive writing skills.  See the proof below for yourself.

BEFORE - January 2016
AFTER - April 2017

AFTER - April 2017
Another success story... the photos below are from a 5-year old little boy.  These before and after samples are from 9 months of afterschool tutoring.


One of my favorite "WOW" moments, is from a 4-year old girl who at our initial session could not write any more than a few letters. After 5 sessions, she was able to copy words with ease. 

BEFORE - January 2017
AFTER - February 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017 0 comments

Flip the script: Cursive Come Back

"Cursive writing is looping back into style in schools across the country after a generation of students who know only keyboarding, texting and printing out their words longhand..." Click here to read the whole article Cursive Come Back.
Thursday, February 16, 2017 0 comments


This class began five weeks ago and the students have been amazing to work with. We have carefully immersed fine art techniques with handwriting skills. The work is inspiring and expressive. Although at times the work is challenging for some students, they always seem pleased once they work through it. Most students (even those that don't typically "like art") overcome great boulders as they get their feet wet.

Emoji Trading Cards

The students were asked to chose an expression from a list of emoji faces, and draw the image on a piece of styrofoam. After they prepared the background paper by drawing bold lines with bright colors they inked up their plate with a brayer. To print it they hand rubbed the back of the decorated paper on the inked plate. On the back the student wrote about the emoji.

Planet Spheres Trading Card

This project was a bit of a mess, because we used dusty chalk pastels for the planets. The kids made colorful spheres by blending the different shades and colors of pastel with their index finger. To prepare the stars in the background they splattered white tempera paint with a toothbrush onto black construction paper. They had fun writing about their imaginary planets.

Valentine's Day Card