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Perfect Xmas

The 12 Do’s of Christmas for special needs parents

CHRISTMAS season is certainly one of the busiest time of the year. Parents and families are caught up in the excitement as they shop for gifts, prepare meals, and fix or decorate the house to really spice up the occasion. Organizing and planning time is increased. Some people actually tend to overthink the Christmas events that they lose track of …

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What to Do When Your Child Refuses to Put On Winter Clothes

As a parent of a child with SPD, Autism, or ADHD, you’ve probably wondered about some notable behaviors of your kid especially in the winter time.  When the cold season starts, kids are typically extra impulsive, hyperactive, or restless. They often complain or become repulsive to any suggestions or instructions. Performing daily chores or following routines could be quite challenging …

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Calming Anxiety in Children

For many, managing anxious kids could be quite challenging.  They seemingly demonstrate great signs of worry, nervousness, and discomfort. They just react excessively from any sensory stimuli they find irritating, painful, or intolerable. Hence, families, parents, and caregivers, including other individuals closely working or engaging with kids have to implement specific strategies to avoid any meltdowns or unpleasant behaviors. Health …

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PT (Physical Therapy), OT (Occupational Therapy), ST (Speech Therapy): What’s the difference?

A lot of people are often mistaken by the definitions, descriptions, and/or nature of therapeutic interventions. In reality, PT, OT, and ST have specific concentrations and techniques that help individuals improve functions and optimize performance in the best way possible. There are some cases whereby one therapeutic approach is co-dependent with another. It is also common to have a stand alone …

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Top 10 Tips For Avoiding Sensory Overload During Thanksgiving

Best Tips to Avoid Sensory Overload During Thanksgiving

Indeed, Thanksgiving is one of the most awaited special events every year! In general, kids are very excited and hyped up. Holiday celebration is fun, but it could be overwhelming too. For a child with sensory processing disorder, overstimulation of their senses (e.g. sights, sounds, smell, and even large crowd) could result to unwanted meltdowns. Still, we want to make …

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The Benefits of Floortime Therapy

Floortime, a therapeutic strategy or alternative approach introduced by Dr. Greenspan, promotes active participation of parents to a special kind of child’s play. It does not only allow fun time for both parent (or therapist) and kid, but it also facilitates social interaction, problem solving, sensory regulation, and other related developmental benefits. Floortime promotes better relationships significant to learning process …

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W Sitting Truths From The Experts

Truths and Myths about W-Sitting

A lot of kids just love to sit on their bottom, both knees bent, legs turned away from the body, and with thighs or knees spread apart or close to each other. This is known as “W-SITTING”. Most children find this position very comfortable especially while playing toys, watching tv, or doing random activities on the floor, hence they prefer …

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Pencil Grasp Basics – An Infographic

Handwriting problems are among the most common reasons why school children are referred to occupational therapy. A kid’s poor writing skills, legibility, and speed concerns teachers and parents. Not only does it somewhat affect the child’s learning process, but it also impact the level of achievement, and self-esteem. Some parents share their frustrations about the struggles of their children in …

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Things To Never Say To A Child With SPD

10 Things To Never Say To A Person With Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is characterized by overly disruptive behavior, frequent meltdown, and unpredictable tantrums. Individuals suffering from SPD demonstrate hyper sensitivity to a particular stimuli that triggers emotional dysregulation or fluctuating moods. Parents of children with SPD are often confronted by these explosive outbursts. Oftentimes, coping mechanisms are difficult to implement. Proper verbal response is very important. So when …

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Tips in motivating a child with ADHD (stress-free)

Improving child’s motivation is a very important goal at home, in school, as well as in occupational therapy. Creating a very organized, yet predictable environment facilitates better performance and cooperation. In  this manner, children are more encouraged to actively engage or participate in given tasks. Parents, caregivers, or teachers do not have to worry about giving penalties or to feel …

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