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Snacks to Help with Constipation

Children with limited diets, those who take some medications and sometimes just because can have constipation on occasion or quite frequently. When sensory issues, developmental delays and issues with attention are added to this mix constipation and something called “encopresis” can be a long term struggle. Encopresis, or fecal incontinence, occurs when soiling or passing of stool (usually involuntarily) happens. Read More


Early Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Family members other than parents can play an important role in the initial recognition of difficulties prior to a child being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Read More


Down Syndrome and Adolescent Issues

Local support groups and national organizations for children with Down Syndrome and their families, such as the Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota, can provide excellent resources to broach the issue of sexuality. Read More


Time Management Tools for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Moving into middle school and high school can be a difficult challenge for all student. Parents and teaches expect more independence, better organization and self-motivation from student. Students also have the added difficulty of having multiple teachers, changing classrooms and lockers. These skills can be especially challenging for students who have ASD who often struggle more with executive functioning. Implementing some organization strategies may be helpful to assist students with ASD in their transition to higher level grades. Read More


Mother's of children with special needs

Mother’s Day is almost here and it’s wonderful to recognize all mothers; however moms who have children with special needs often need to do everything that all mothers do plus a whole lot more. Read More


Helping Kids Grieve the Loss of a Pet

For kids, and families, pets are more than just an animal. They are friends, companions and family members. Read More


Seasonal Allergies and Kids

Spring has arrived…and with it, seasonal allergies. Allergies in children are common. Nearly half of all children in the U.S., suffer from allergies. Treating allergies can be challenging because there can be so many different symptoms, different allergen triggers and different reactions. Symptoms of allergic reactions could include: itchy/red/watery eyes, sneezing, runny and/or congested nose, congested sinuses, headaches, rashes, hives, difficulty breathing/wheezing, sore/itchy/scratchy throat, coughing, hoarse voice, itchy ear canals ear infections for congestion, difficulty sleeping, fatigue and snoring. Below are some tips to help make the spring allergy season easier. Read More


What Is Sensory Processing Disorder?

Sensory processing is the way our central nervous system (brain and associated pathways) receives messages from our environment and responds accordingly. Read More

Toys for Kids: Toddlers

Are your kids moving beyond baby toys? Here are some great idea for toddler toys. Read More

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