All posts by Rick Neale

Erin Fishpaw Teaches Children Swim Lessons At Findlay Family YMCA

Chlorinated water flows through Erin Fishpaw’s veins, so to speak. The aquatics director at Findlay Family YMCA took to the pool mere months after birth, and since 2007 she’s taught more than 1,000, toddlers, teens, babies and children life-saving swimming skills. “I’ve been swimming my entire life. My parents took me to lessons when I

The Center For Autism & Dyslexia To Promote Autism Awareness In April

April is National Autism Awareness Month, focusing a spotlight on a developmental disability that is now prevalent in 1 of every 68 births in the United States. Here in Findlay, students and staff members at The Center for Autism & Dyslexia are scheduling an array of April activities to educate Hancock County residents about this

Free Dyslexie font Designed for struggling readers from age 5-Adult

Dyslexie font, created by a Dutch graphic designer, is available for parents of children with dyslexia to help their kids identify letters on a computer monitor. You can download a free reading tool with a special typeface that emphasizes the visual differences between letters of the alphabet, draws extra attention to capitalized words at the

Tips To Help Shy Children– Role-play, Practice and Debrief

Shy children ages 5 to 12 may not adapt as well as their peers in the classroom or on the playground, the American Association of Pediatrics reports. Worse, worried parents face a dilemma: Forcing a shy child into social situations is typically counterproductive, said Holly Schweitzer Dunn, a clinical social worker with Mind Body Health

The Misunderstood Child: Sensory Processing 101

By Sarah Lyons & Rick Neale A typical morning in my home begins with the words, “My clothes hurt me. They are too loose. I need new clothes.” As a result, I begin the search for the “right” clothes for my 4-year-old daughter. After much time, many tears, lots of tight hugs, and a good

Bake Sale For Braille Donation Drive

A kindhearted Findlay grandmother’s bake sale spearheaded a donation drive that has netted $1,555 to buy more than 100 braille children’s books for the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Tracey Dindal organized the August two-day “Bake Sale for Braille” at Walmart on Trenton Avenue after she discovered that the library only stocked two braille books. Dindal’s