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Recognizing Dyslexia

Many children are diagnosed with dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia; however they are unable to receive services through their school district through an Individual Education Plan (IEP) because parents are told that these terms are not recognized by the state or school. Read More

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Parenting Challenging Children

Every parent knows that raising children can be challenging as well as rewarding. New studies show that more than half (56%) of working parents with children under the age of 18 find that having to balance the responsibilities of their job and the responsibilities of raising children difficult. This difficulty can often lead parents to feelings of bitterness regarding raising their children. This bitterness can be difficult to admit, especially if parents feel as if other parents are having an enjoyable experience raising children. Read More

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Apps for Autism

Finding apps for Autism Spectrum Disorders can be overwhelming. There are so many different options and recommendations. It is difficult for both families and professionals to decide which to choose and how to invest your time and money. Apps can be great tools for teaching as all children are naturally interested in using electronic devices. Read More

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My kid won't wear his coat! Season changes can be hard.

Winter is right around the corner and many parents of children with sensory sensitives are beginning their seasonal struggle to dress their child for the cold weather. Many children with sensory difficulties experience sensory defensiveness, especially tactile defensiveness. This means kids feel more things than the average child. They can be quite over sensitive to touch. These individuals often do not like light or unexpected touch, yet may crave deep touch pressure and heavy muscle work (proprioception). Because of their sensitivity to light touch, clothing can be a problem. In children with sensory issues a preference for certain kinds of clothing can be particularly strong. The child may avoid wearing socks or underwear. They may wear the same shirt or outfit over and over until it is way past too small or is worn thin from washing. Seasonal clothing transitions from short pants to long pants and vice versa may be problematic. In cold months, keeping hats, mittens, coats and scarfs on the child may be a challenge. So what’s a parent to do? Read More

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Fall Sensory Ideas

Fall Sensory Ideas Some kids need sensory input to help them get used to touching and feeling things that are a little uncomfortable. These kids are sensory defensive. This is training their sensory systems to modulate these feelings so they can function better in more environments. Some kids need sensory input because they are sensory seeking. They need extra input to help calm and regulate their bodies. Read More

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