Special Needs

5 Helpful Tips for Raising a Child With Autism

5 Helpful Tips for Raising a Child With Autism

Are you raising a child with autism? It is tough to raise an autistic child. They have specific demands that, when we cannot fulfill, can lead to distress and meltdowns. While not their fault, this can frustrate even the most loving parents and drain their energy. Creating a loving and consistent home life is key when raising a child with autism. Keep reading to learn how you can raise an autistic child with less stress and more love.  1. Learn about Autism The more you know about autism spectrum disorder, the better equipped you'll be to make informed decisions for…
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5 Learning Disability Symptoms You Should Watch Out for in Your Child

5 Learning Disability Symptoms You Should Watch Out for in Your Child

Concerned your child is falling behind? These 5 learning disability symptoms may help you figure out what is going on in your child's education. It's easy to think that your child is lazy or doesn't want to learn. If your child doesn't seem to be interested in school, it isn't necessarily because they are lazy or don't want to learn. Look for learning disability symptoms, and see if they are experiencing a hard time and need specialized help. If you don't know what signs to look for, we are here to help. 5 Learning Disability Symptoms You Should Watch Out for in…
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Clean Sleeping: Weighing in on the New Trend in Health

Clean Sleeping: Weighing in on the New Trend in Health

There's a new buzzword in the world of health and fitness — clean sleeping. Gwyneth Paltrow, an actress extraordinaire and proprietor of Goop, talked about clean sleeping and its benefits. What is clean sleeping? Clean sleeping doesn't mean ending your day by crashing on freshly laundered sheets and pillowcases — it is a lifestyle to improve your sleep so that you can function better in your waking hours. Weighing in on the New Trend in Health This wellness trend wants you to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep, drink enough water throughout the day, eat breakfast within half an…
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9 Tips for Traveling With a Special Needs Child

9 Tips for Traveling With a Special Needs Child

Traveling with a special needs child doesn't have to be hard! Check out these 9 tips to make your next travel plans a breeze! If you have a child with special needs, you need to take unique precautions before heading off on vacation. Your little one may find themselves overwhelmed with the changes and start to exhibit specific behavioral issues. Worse, you could forget an essential item and struggle to find a substitute in an unfamiliar place. Of course, this cautionary tale doesn't mean you should throw up your hands and stay home. 9 Tips for Traveling With a Special…
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Autism and Coronavirus Quarantine – How to Manage the Daily Routine

Autism and Coronavirus Quarantine – How to Manage the Daily Routine

What should you do with your child with Autism who has to go into a coronavirus quarantine or stay in place order? Do you have a plan for your autistic children during the midst of this COVID19 outbreak? Keep reading to help you through these uncharted waters. Schools everywhere are shutting down for weeks at a time, some until next school year. Even those that don't have this issue yet, the coronavirus is causing many families to take voluntary self-quarantine measures. For children with Autism, the covid19 quarantine measures are a drastic change from their daily routine. Combine that with necessities…
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Understanding the Disabled Child Tax Credit & the Financial Impact

Understanding the Disabled Child Tax Credit & the Financial Impact

Do you know about the disabled child tax credit offered in Canada? There is a tax credit for disabled children and their families that can make a life-changing difference. Keep reading to learn more! Statistics Canada has reported that more children in Canada have a learning disability than all other types of disabilities combined. Up to 10 percent of children have specific learning disabilities (SLDs). Examples are diagnoses such as ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, autism spectrum disorder, and specific language impairments. In addition to being othered because of their disability, children with learning disabilities inevitably struggle with school. These struggles can be both…
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Earthing Sheets: How To Choose The Right Sheets for a Good Night’s Rest

Earthing Sheets: How To Choose The Right Sheets for a Good Night’s Rest

What are Earthing Sheets? How do you choose the right earthing sheets? Earthing or grounding is one of the newly found natural health and wellness practices that have immense, wonderful benefits to the human body. Although relatively new, in its raw form, this is one that has been around for many years now. Earthing, or walking barefoot, enables your body to achieve nutrients that are inherent in the Earth's surface.  Earthing Sheets: How To Choose The Right Sheets To Ensure A Good Night's Rest While the best recourse always is to walk naturally barefoot, there are some cases that it's…
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7 Helpful Tips from People Living with Anxiety Disorders

7 Helpful Tips from People Living with Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are a serious matter as they can completely change one's life. Different types of anxiety or stress disorders can affect an individual, and untreated will worsen over time. There are millions of people suffering from different types of anxiety disorders. For instance, Post-traumatic stress disorder is one of the prevalent stress disorders in the world. People who have witnessed horrible incidents suffer from this disorder. It has taken the lives of people since some of the affected people have even committed suicide. However, some other common anxiety disorders include Social Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder…
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Music Therapy for Children With Autism

Music Therapy for Children With Autism

How does music therapy work for autism? There are so many benefits of music. Let's take a look at how music therapy for autistic children works: Autism is a developmental disorder. It affects individuals’ behaviors and communication skills. These symptoms can range from mild to severe. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the United States today. As rates increase, so does the search for appropriate therapies. In today's post, we discuss the benefits of music for autism. Music Therapy for Children With Autism Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a broad…
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Weighted Blanket for Autism: What you need to know

Weighted Blanket for Autism: What you need to know

How does a weighted blanket work? Do weighted blankets help with autism? How does a weighted blanket help with sensory issues? How heavy should my weighted blanket be? Keep reading to answer all these questions about weighted blankets for autism! Weighted Blanket for Autism: What you need to know As a parent of a child with autism, chances are you have heard of using a weighted blanket. Many studies have confirmed that weighted blankets can help children and adults with autism. How do Weighted Blankets Help Autism? Weighted blankets use the power of Deep Pressure Touch Stimulation (DPTS). DPTS creates a calming…
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