The Power of the Mandala

June 11, 2016

  By Katherine Crosby      The word mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning “circle” or “center”. Psychoanalyst Carl Jung created mandalas in his own art and began observing them in the artwork of his patients. He recognized the relaxing and calming states that creating mandalas induced as well as their ability to reflect the […]

Our Favorite Books for Late Talkers

May 24, 2016

by Courtney Harrison, CCC-SLP The following list includes some of my favorite colorful, silly, and engaging books that promote language development. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?  -Bill Martin Jr. & Eric Carle I love to use this classic book for many reasons. The repetitive language is a wonderful way to promote language […]

Games to Improve Visual Perceptual Skills

April 11, 2016

by Elizabeth Hughs, LOTR Visual perceptual skills are a vital component of children’s daily occupations–self-care, play, and education.  These skills are different from visual acuity (the ability to see 20/20).  Moreover, visual perception is how the brain interprets the sensory input from the eyes.  This is necessary for performing a wide variety of tasks throughout […]

Your Voice Matters

March 9, 2016

I recently had the honor of representing the Louisiana Psychological Association at the national State Leadership Conference in Washington, DC. It was a wonderful opportunity to network with other psychologists from across the country, discuss issues relating to mental health services as well as advocate for mental health reform legislation. There are currently several bills […]

A Window into Art Therapy with Children

January 13, 2016

Art therapy is a licensed mental health profession. It combines both psychology and art to evaluate and treat people of all ages and abilities. Art therapy can be beneficial in individual sessions and in groups, depending on the needs of the client. For the purpose of this blog, I will focus on art therapy with […]

Behavior Change in the New Year

January 7, 2016

Well it’s that time of year again where we all set those lofty New Year’s resolutions that we just can’t seem to follow through with no matter what our best intentions may be. Maybe this will be the year I can get more organized. Maybe this will be the year that I make more time […]

Mardi Gras Sensory Strategies

January 6, 2016

Living in Southern Louisiana, enjoying a Mardi Gras parade is something that we’re born to do.  As small children, we sit on top of the ladder yelling “Throw me something mister!” hoping to catch pretty beads or a stuffed animal.  We learn how to wait for hours on the parade route and enjoy dancing as […]