Special Needs

Keep Quiet: 5 Ways to Stop Snoring

Keep Quiet: 5 Ways to Stop Snoring

Stop Snoring Snoring is one of the most common disruptors of sleep in the United States. It impacts around 57% of men and 40% of women. Even kids are affected by it – up to 27% of American children snore. Snoring occurs when airflow past your relaxed throat tissues as you sleep. This airflow causes the tissues to rattle and vibrate, causing the noise we call snoring. Keep Quiet: 5 Ways to Stop Snoring While many people snore lightly with little cause for concern, snoring can also be a signifier of underlying health issues. Want to stop snoring? If snoring…
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Pediatric Sleep Apnea: 5 Things You Need to Know

Pediatric Sleep Apnea: 5 Things You Need to Know

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder characterized by breathing difficulties while asleep. It is a condition in which there is blockage or narrowing of the upper airway, which often results in loud snoring, choking, mouth-breathing, and general difficulty in breathing while sleeping. It is estimated that 1 to 10 percent of children may have some form of sleep apnea. Pediatric Sleep Apnea: 5 Things You Need to Know Children and adults can both experience sleep apnea, but the consequences for children are greater. When the condition is left untreated, it can develop into complications that affect crucial development, growth,…
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Relieving Fibromyalgia Related Sleep Problems

Relieving Fibromyalgia Related Sleep Problems

Fibromyalgia is a serious condition that is often caused by a traumatic injury, stress, or infection. It can cause severe pain, which can make it very difficult for you to sleep. Unfortunately, if you’re unable to sleep, it can amplify the painful symptoms of fibromyalgia even more. This article will explore how fibromyalgia affects your sleep and a few helpful ways you can manage sleep issues caused by it. What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a type of musculoskeletal pain that increases the number of painful sensations sent throughout your body. This is because there’s a slight problem in the connection…
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The Importance of Sensory Play for Child Development

The Importance of Sensory Play for Child Development

Playing in different ways and situations is vital to early childhood development. It’s good for their physicality, their mentality, and their senses too. This guide will explore the four different kinds of sensory play every child should experience for child development, including: Functional and observational playExploratory and sensory play activitiesGoal-orientated playImaginative and inclusive play The Importance of Sensory Play for Child Development Let’s give your kids a boost and help them have a good time while they learn some essential life lessons. “Children who play more are more self-regulated, cooperative, considerate, friendly, and socially competent.  They display more appropriate social…
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The real benefits of going to the playground

The real benefits of going to the playground

The idea that kids make friends effortlessly stems from the fact they’re in classes together and work in groups. This emotional development in children is because they see each other nearly every day, so it’s easy. However, outside the classroom, some kids struggle. It’s the shy and nervous ones who are likely to be alone at break time or on holidays as they’re not naturally social or outgoing. Maybe they need the help of a playground? The real benefits of going to the playground Does playing aid emotional development?Social skills and playtimeIs playing alone bad? Let’s explore the benefits of…
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Managing Summer Sensory Overload

Managing Summer Sensory Overload

Summer adds sweat, dirt, and bugs to the sensory overload some kids already experience outside. Manage sensory overload with these quick tips. Summer is a time of sunshine, play, and laughter. For people with sensory overload difficulties, though, summertime can be a minefield of stressors. Whether it's light, sound, touch, or heat sensitivity, summer can press on all these boundaries. Managing Summer Sensory Overload If you or your child is dealing with stress around the summertime, it's essential to know that you're not alone. There are steps you can take to be prepared for whatever might come your way. Here's…
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Empowered Brain: The First Wearable System for Children with Autism

Empowered Brain: The First Wearable System for Children with Autism

Empowered Brain, the first wearable system for autistic children (previously only available at schools) is now available in home! Keep reading to find out more! As the school year starts again, many children are going back virtually.  Emergency online schooling last year proved that our children with special needs were not getting all the resources needed.  Now, as the new year begins, there is additional anxiety from children and parents.  How will we be able to make sure our children are engaged, occupied, and able to handle this newfound anxiety and uncertainty? The creators of Brain Power are now offering…
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The Different Types of Reading Disabilities and How to Help Your Child

The Different Types of Reading Disabilities and How to Help Your Child

Do you suspect that your child has a reading problem? Keep reading to learn about the different types of reading disabilities and what you can do to help your child. Helping your child read is a large part of helping them achieve success in their lifetime. Without strong reading skills, it can be difficult for them to advance in their education. There are different types of reading disabilities that can cause difficulties for your child to learn to read and to understand what they are reading. What Are The Different Types of Reading Disabilities? A reading disability is when someone…
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How To Teach Children Social Skills Through Play

How To Teach Children Social Skills Through Play

Looking for ways to teach your children social skills through play? Keep reading to learn why this method works and how to implement it. Learning social skills is a crucial part of your child's development. These skills help them to succeed at school, and for the rest of their life outside education. They learn skills such as communication and cooperation by interacting with others, and play facilitates and develops those interactions. Children will also use play to act out scenarios. They model behavior that they've seen so that they start to understand social situations. What social skills do children learn…
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Benefits of Speech Therapy for Autism

Benefits of Speech Therapy for Autism

One of the characteristic issues for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder is a speech impairment. Although there are three levels of autism, children can develop difficulties with communication early on. Benefits of Speech Therapy for Autism Speech therapy can not only address issues of limited verbal communication but also positively influence your child's self-esteem. Once you know your child has a speech disorder, it's time to learn about the great benefits of speech therapy for autism. How can speech therapy be applied for Autism? This wide-ranging field can address a variety of speech and communication disorders. From mild stuttering to…
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Get Camping! Our Best Tips for Camping with Autistic Children

Get Camping! Our Best Tips for Camping with Autistic Children

With everyone being cooped up for months, it is time to get outdoors! For Families with Autistic Children, these Camping tips are gold! Keep reading to find out how to make your next camping trip amazing for your children with Autism. Camping with children already requires a lot of work, but the challenge is more apparent if you’re camping with a child with autism. You must put your extra effort on everything: from the pre-trip preparations up to packing up post-trip. However, it is essential to point out that all these efforts are worth it, as being out in nature…
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10 Everyday Speech Therapy Exercises For Autism

10 Everyday Speech Therapy Exercises For Autism

Are you looking for some everyday speech therapy exercises for Autism? Keep reading for therapy you can do at home. With the current pandemic, parents with special needs children are now faced with continuing therapy services at home. Although parents of special needs children are not licensed therapists, that doesn't mean parents are no less qualified to provide therapy for their children. 10 Everyday Speech Therapy Exercises For Autism While these times may be different, your child's need for therapy hasn't changed. The good news is that now, your child can continue therapy at home with these ten easy speech…
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Best Educational Tools for Autism & Top Teaching Advice for Parents

Best Educational Tools for Autism & Top Teaching Advice for Parents

Looking for the Best Educational Tools for Autism and Top Teaching Advice for Parents of Autistic children? Keep reading to learn more! According to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 54 children is diagnosed with autism, making it essential to widen teaching methodologies in response to an autistic child’s specific learning needs. Be it at home or in the classroom, learning and development are the end-goal of every parent whose child is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). But rather than sticking to traditional at-home teaching methods, parents should first understand and…
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3 Ways to Improve the Quality of Your Sleep

3 Ways to Improve the Quality of Your Sleep

Are you looking for ways to improve the quality of your sleep? Keep reading to find three easy tips to help you get those much needed zzz's! From today, you can begin enjoying a better quality of sleep. When you spend your days corralling children, staying on top of work, and trying to maintain a clean and functioning household, there is nothing quite as important to your mental and physical wellbeing as a good night’s sleep. Those who don’t regularly get enough good quality sleep tend to experience more stress and an increased risk for certain mental health conditions than…
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8 Ways Moms Can Support Their Children with Special Needs

8 Ways Moms Can Support Their Children with Special Needs

Are you looking for ways to support your child with special needs? If so, these eight tips will make life a little smoother! Being a mom of a child with special needs can be challenging. Apart from raising a family, there are regular doctor visits, therapy sessions, and long wait times for insurance companies to answer calls. Not to mention, the exhaustion and anxiety kick in. 8 Ways Moms Can Support Their Children with Special Needs Fortunately, there are ways mothers can raise and support their children with special needs. Read on to find out. If you’re a parent or…
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What You Need to Know About Malan Syndrome in Children

What You Need to Know About Malan Syndrome in Children

Malan syndrome is a multiple congenital anomalies syndrome. It is a rare genetic disorder that occurs because of change in the NFIX gene (nuclear factor I/X (CCAAT-binding transcription factor)) located on the short arm ("p" arm) of chromosome 19 at position 13.2. Its prevalence is less than 1 per million.  What is Malan Syndrome? Malan syndrome is a genetic, non-life threatening disorder caused by a mutation in chromosome 19. Some Clinical features of Malan syndrome: tall staturestereotypical craniofacial features, such as tall forehead, long or triangular face, deeply set eyes, down-slanting eyes, low set ears, a small mouth that is…
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Sleep For Children: Getting Quality Hours Of Rest for Your Kids

Sleep For Children: Getting Quality Hours Of Rest for Your Kids

The quality of sleep that your child gets regularly can affect their growth and development. Making sure that your child sleeps for at least eight hours every night can significantly improve their heart health. It can also keep their weight in check, and reduce their risk of injuries. Uninterrupted sleep can also increase your child’s attention span, allowing them to learn more in a shorter period. Sleep For Children: Getting Quality Hours Of Rest for Your Kids Getting enough sleep is always a must for children. However, merely telling them to go to bed early is no longer enough. With…
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Understanding Sleep Positions and How They Affect Your Body

Understanding Sleep Positions and How They Affect Your Body

Sleep is an essential aspect of our lives. Getting the right amount of high-quality sleep is extremely important for our moods and bodily functions. We all have our preferred sleeping position that helps us to understand that all-important sleep after a long day. It is a matter of preference, but the impacts that our sleeping positions have on our bodies are commonly overlooked. Understanding Sleeping Positions and How They Affect Your Body The position we fall asleep in will affect the amount of sleep you get each night, as well as your health. Research has proven that it can even…
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Helpful Tips to Communicate With Autistic Children

Helpful Tips to Communicate With Autistic Children

Autistic children struggle with communication and social interactions. After an autism diagnosis, many parents also struggle to learn the information needed to help their children thrive. According to your child's developmental level, it can be difficult to figure out even daily answers such as how they feel or what they would like to eat. Tips to Communicate With Autistic Children When communication becomes a struggle, it can be hard on everyone involved. In today's article, we'll be discussing some communication and interaction tips to help you communicate with an autistic child. These tips work well for anyone in your child's…
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Autism Safety: Keeping Your Autistic Child Safe at Home

Autism Safety: Keeping Your Autistic Child Safe at Home

Are you looking for safety Measures for Autistic Children Check out these five Autism Safety tools for keeping your child protected at home. Children with autism have specific behavioral concerns that must be considered by their parents and caregivers. Providing your child with a safe home environment is essential for their success. In today's post, we will be discussing some key Autism safety tools and resources. With these in place, you will be on your way to helping keep your autistic child safe at home. Autism Safety: Keeping Your Autistic Child Safe at Home Safety modifications must be done inside…
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