For Parents Seeking Solutions To Help Their Child Thrive With Autism and/or ADHD

Play-Based Learning:
A Game-Changing Method for Enhancing Developmental Skills

Transform frustration into empowerment as you learn effective methods to boost your child’s engagement, communication, social and executive skills.

Dear Parent,
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re looking for ways to help your child improve their attention, engagement, communication, relationships, executive skills, and/or emotional regulation. You want to provide them with the tools they need to thrive in a world that may not always understand their unique challenges. The journey to finding effective solutions can be overwhelming and exhausting, but rest assured, there is hope and support available for you and your child.

Empower Yourself With Proven Techniques To Help Your Child Thrive

Frustration. Confusion. The desire to do everything possible for your child’s growth and development, but not knowing where to start or what steps to take.

  • Are you where you want to be in supporting your child’s progress?
  • Do you feel like time is slipping away while waiting for services?
  • Are you struggling to find immediate ways to help your child at home?

And what happens if you just do nothing? If you continue without the knowledge and tools needed to assist your child during this critical period of growth and development, the ultimate cost could be delaying their progress and missing out on valuable opportunities for improvement.

Joy Manning, M.Ed.

Hi there! I’m Joy Manning. With over 25 years of experience, I have had the great opportunity to work with kids and adults from ages 1-81. I have worked in a wide array of settings including public and private schools, pediatric clinics, group homes, care centers, recreational settings, and orphanages.

Two decades ago, I wrote down my dream of working in an environment that is conducive to having the child’s best interest at hand, working with kids and parents in cooperation and trust, and having the resources to do what is best. I was frustrated with the constraints that certain working environments had.

Today, through working closely with families either physically or virtually in their homes, I finally feel like I’m making a big difference. Being able to empower parents with tools that positively impact their children’s development is not just fulfilling my dream, but also transforming lives one family at a time.

Ways To Work With Me:

EI Tutorials

Online Parent Training Tutorials For Parents Of Kids 0-6 Years Old. Tutorials include strategies, techniques and activities that can be adapted to the different levels of play and target the different areas of a child's development.


In-person sessions for families living in or around Salt Lake County and Park City, Utah. Sessions are individualized according to the needs of each child in the areas of social skills, communication, play skills, executive skills, and/or emotional regulation.

Parent Training

One-on-one virtual parent training. Sessions are individualized to the parent's needs and wants. Topics may include child development, attention, engagement, IEP goals, social skills, executive skills, or emotional regulation.

Stronger Brains

Online program for kids 10-18 years old. This program uses neuroplasticity science to help kids improve cognitive skills, including attention, processing speed, working memory, executive functioning, and social emotional health.

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The First Step Is Identifying Your Child's Developmental Progress

Enter your name and e-mail to have your Developmental Progress Chart sent to your inbox. You’ll be able to identify the skills your child has already learned, and find out what skills come next. This chart is best for kids 0-6. I’ll also send you extra tips and activities to help you along the way.

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