Special Needs

How to Encourage Exercise and Activity in Special Needs Kids

How to Encourage Exercise and Activity in Special Needs Kids

How to Encourage Exercise and Activity in Special Needs Kids Many children with special needs do not get the exercise or physical activity their bodies need. Some of those children (especially those with autism) prefer a sedentary lifestyle. That was certainly the case with my special needs daughter. She wasn’t interested in moving her body. We tried putting her on sports teams in the community, but that was a disaster. It made her dislike physical activity even more. After some trial and error, we were able to find some good ways to engage her physically. Get the entire family involved.…
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How to Encourage Exercise in Special Needs children

How to Encourage Exercise in Special Needs children

All children need to learn to exercise and to appreciate the importance of exercise and why it needs to be a part of daily life so much. If you have children with special needs, however, there are some things to consider. Making sure they have the right resources and accommodations to exercise is key. In this article, we are going to take a look at how to encourage exercise in special needs children. Safety First Even when adult exercises, safety is the number one important thing. So it’s hardly surprising that it would be the same for a child with…
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Colors and Special Needs Individuals: What You Need to Know

Colors and Special Needs Individuals: What You Need to Know

Tiny babies see best in black and white, but once that baby reaches their first birthday, they will already begin to recognize and name colors. Color is one of the first concepts we learn, and we use color to convey emotion, messages and meaning. Red means passion, danger and Stop! We feel sad when we listen to the Blues. Colors also seem to have a deeper effect than the common meanings we give them. To see a color, you must have light. The color of an object is determined by how much light bounces off it. Light is made of…
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Autism Vitamins| What are the best vitamins for Autism and ADHD

Autism Vitamins| What are the best vitamins for Autism and ADHD

Autism Vitamins | What are the best vitamins for Autism and ADHD Autism now affects 1 in 59 children in the United States.  With staggering numbers like these, it's no wonder parents are currently searching for vitamins for autism and ADHD.  Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a developmental disorder with different levels of autism.  Autism refers to a broad range of conditions that affect a person’s social skills, speech, and communication. It can also cause rigidity in behaviors, also known as repetitive behaviors. There are many different treatments available to help ease some of the symptoms of autism,…
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How to Help Autistic Children Sleep Better

How to Help Autistic Children Sleep Better

Sleep can be an issue for autistic children. In fact, 80 percent of autistic children experience difficulty falling or staying asleep at night. And when autistic children struggle to get enough sleep, they may experience behavioral difficulty, including aggression, lack of concentration and hyperactivity. But there are ways to help autistic children sleep better at night. Why Autistic Children Struggle With Sleep Medication, co-morbid conditions, and irregular sleep cycles can influence how well (or not) your autistic child sleeps. Medications: Autistic children taking medications may experience hyperactivity before bed or find it difficult to settle down. Or, prescriptions may cause…
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How To Find the Perfect Dentist for a Loved One with Special Needs

How To Find the Perfect Dentist for a Loved One with Special Needs

How To Find the Perfect Dentist for a Loved One with Special Needs Dr. Greg Grillo (dentably.com) You probably remember your first time sitting in the chair and hearing the noise of various drills and tools. This can be an overwhelming experience and these fears can be heightened for patients with special needs. As a dentist who’s been practicing for more than 17 years, I know how real these anxieties can be, but before you head to the dentist it’s important to find the right one. I’ve helped many families find the right dentist for their needs and here are…
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Why University Can Hurt Your Child’s Mental Health

Why University Can Hurt Your Child’s Mental Health

Why University Can Hurt Your Child’s Mental Health While attending a university can be an exciting time for young people, there’s mounting evidence that says your child’s generation is facing higher levels of stress on campus than any other generation of students has had to in history.    Here are three ways college could be harming your child’s mental health:    university mental health day, mental health at university, causes of mental illness in college students, mental health problems in college students on the rise Anxiety While a moderate level of anxiety is present in the lives of most people,…
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7 Ways Teachers and Parents Can Motivate Kids on the Autism Spectrum

7 Ways Teachers and Parents Can Motivate Kids on the Autism Spectrum

Kids on the autism spectrum often have a limited number of interests. They can also lack the ability to respond to social feedback, which is essential for learning. This can make it challenging to engage kids in classroom tasks and leads to students feeling frustrated because their needs are not met. Also, traditional classrooms and teaching strategies are generally ineffective at encouraging kids with autism to learn. 7 Ways Teachers and Parents Can Motivate Kids on the Autism Spectrum However, there are many ways teachers and parents can help kids on the autism spectrum to stay motivated. Both in the…
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Neurocore’s Neurotherapy opens new avenues for treating mental disorders

Neurocore’s Neurotherapy opens new avenues for treating mental disorders

Neurotherapy (also known as neurofeedback) is a healthcare practice where electrical feedbacks from the brain are measured as waves and curated to help the brain learn to self-regulate. This practice involves using neurofeedback as a reward system for your mind to encourage it to learn. Nuerocore, a Brain Performance Center that runs eight facilities in Florida and Michigan have almost perfected this art. Through Neurotherapy, the brain is stimulated to learn through positive reinforcement, practice, and repetition. Studies have proven that this method is extremely effective as the brain can not only learn how to function efficiently but also be…
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Financial Assistance for Families Raising a child with disabilities

Financial Assistance for Families Raising a child with disabilities

Raising children in today's world can be tough. Raising a child with disabilities offers additional challenges other families may not face. The great news is you are not alone and there are resources available. Finding the right resources for your child can be challenging enough. Add to that the overwhelming costs of most therapies and equipment, it's easy for a parent to feel lost! Knowing where to go to get the right resources is key. Financial Assistance for Families Raising Children with Disabilities Today, we will go over the different options of financial assistance for families raising a child with…
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