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Author: Sandra "Sam" Sinanan

Nature Art

August 10, 2022  |  Child Development, Play  |  By Sandra "Sam" Sinanan

Get creative – outside!  I have created and enjoyed art for as long as I can remember, from painting with mud as a young child to painting and making pottery as an adult. Not only is art fun, but there are also numerous developmental benefits for young children. It starts with exploration – touching and […]

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Finding Support Through Kinship Care

April 29, 2021  |  Family Stories  |  By Sandra "Sam" Sinanan

Patricia Perez, the mother of a young daughter, recently became the primary caregiver of her two young nephews, ages one and four, when her sister unexpectedly passed away in October 2020. Since the 4-year-old was already in preschool at Encompass, the family was quickly offered additional assistance and resources, including support from the Kinship Care […]

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Sibshops: A space of their own for siblings of children with special needs

January 16, 2020  |  Family Enrichment, Pediatric Therapy  |  By Sandra "Sam" Sinanan

If you have a child with developmental delays, disabilities or other special needs, there will be impacts on other children in your home, especially elementary-aged kids. Your typically-developing children may wonder why the rules are different for their brother or sister, or they may get brought along to weekly medical appointments with their sibling. For […]

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