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Spring and Summer Programs are up on the Website!!

We are so excited to offer a wide variety of summer programs, including two new social skills groups.

SPRING PROGRAM!!

Writing For Fun Our spring small group writing program starts on Friday, March 9th at 4:00. This fun program is designed to improve writing skills for children in Kindergarten…

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Practical Fine Motor Activities

Recently I was at a school IEP meeting for a child evaluated at Emerge.  I suggested that one of his OT goals might be competency in functional fine motor activities and gave a couple of examples.  The school OT was happy to work on such activities, but asked for a list of suggestions.  The result…

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String Along Lacing Kit

Images If you are looking for a fun toy that develops fine motor and visual perceptual skills, consider the String Along Lacing Kit.  We have used it with children as young as three and up to 8 or 9 (although frankly it is fun at any age).  A colored string is loaded into the punch needle and then pushed…

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Parenting Classes:  Food for the Soul

Emerge is pleased to be offering a series of parenting classes.  Our first class on Relaxation was very well received.  One parent described it as:  Food for her soul.  These classes are an opportunity for you to learn about what you can do at home to help and support your child.  The next class…

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Handwriting vs. technology

Kristen asks:  "I work at The Hill Center in Durham where we follow a research-based methodology for individualized instruction. Handwriting is a component for our younger students who are in need. We are also beginning to consider and incorporate various technologies in our instructional…

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Halloween is Coming!

Have you smelled it?
Have you seen the colors start to change?
Have you felt the crisp morning air?

Fall weather is finally peeking into the Triangle and Halloween is soon to follow. Halloween often presents challenges for families of children with special needs. Whether or not you choose to…

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Welcome!!

Welcome to Bonnie's Blog. I am the founder and director of Emerge-A Child's Place, a private practice committed to making a difference in the lives of children and their families. If you are not familiar with us, take a look at our website for further information. I wanted a way to connect with…

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