April, 2024 - Horizon Academy


Burt’s Story

April 17, 2024

As I think about the path that brought us to Horizon Academy, I’d say, I noticed several little things very early on with my son, Burt. He didn’t meet the developmental benchmarks for crawling or talking. His vocabulary didn’t develop as expected and it took him a long time to learn his colors. He knew the word “banana” and then it’s like he would forget it because he wouldn’t say it for a month. There were a lot of strange things like this that started to worry me. Our pediatrician who was also a family friend said my son was…

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Sensory Processing Disorder: What you need to know.

April 16, 2024

Does your child: Have difficulty sitting still in class for a 30-minute lesson? Have meltdowns when having to go to an assembly in a loud gym? Refuse to wear certain clothes? Bump into things or people when walking the halls? Get upset during lunch with the smell of a peer’s lunch? Get distracted by a visually stimulating classroom? Have difficulty with bladder control? If you answered yes to some of these questions then your child may have a sensory processing disorder (SPD).  Sensory processing is the ability of the brain to take in, organize, and interpret information from our senses.…

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