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7 Ideas for Sensory Safe Bedrooms

Having a child on the autism spectrum brings different challenges and rewards. For instance, many parents say their child with autism is less competitive and selfish than neurotypical children. On the other hand, there are situations that children on the Autism spectrum face that can cause conflict and challenge for parents such as dealing with […]

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Deep Pressure Activities for Your Child: Why?

For parents of children with autism, you are probably already familiar with the concept of deep pressure activities from a sensory integration standpoint. Some children with autism seem to crave that pressure stimulation, and the results are immediate and calming for their entire body. Why does this work and are deep pressure activities something that […]

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Scope of Speech Language Pathology

When most people think of speech therapy, working on speech sounds is the first thing that usually comes to mind. We all either know of or experienced a "speech teacher" when we were in school ourselves; not knowing the "speech teacher" worked on a lot more than just speech! Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) can work in […]

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Childhood Anxiety: What does it Look Like and How Does it Impact a Kid’s Ability to Function

Unbeknownst to many families, anxiety is not just an adult problem. Anxiety is a group of neurotic conditions that can easily affect a young child, but the symptoms look vastly different. Some of the following anxiety disorders impact adults as well as children (visit https://adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/children/childhood-anxiety-disorders regarding more descriptive information about each disorder): Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) […]

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Benefits of Early Intervention

Early Intervention typically refers to services provided to children from the ages of birth to three. Early intervention services can include occupational, physical and speech therapies. It can be overwhelming when a child is diagnosed with a disability or identified with a delay. The good news is that early intervention services can help set the stage for success […]

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Biofeedback Therapy: What is It can my child use it at Home?

Biofeedback therapy is a technique used to teach a person how to control functions of their body, specifically the ones that you can't voluntarily control such as heart rate, respiration, blood pressure, etc. Biofeedback therapy is typically provided via specialized machines with sensors that can tell a person about what their own body is doing under […]

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Auditory Processing Disorders in Children and How to Talk to Your Little Ones

Reciprocal conversation can come so easily to some children. They hear a command, a compliment, or just a simple question and can respond with ease and often with socially appropriate responses: “You want to play?” “Sure!” Starting at infancy, a little one has to start putting millions of pieces together with their brain at a […]

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Container Babies

Swings, jumpers, exersaucers, walkers, carriers, oh my! The possibilities for gadgets for babies to play in are endless. While these toys are a good tool for parents who need baby to play safely while they attend to tasks in the home with their hands free, extended times in toys that confine babies or “containers” can […]

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Parents on Smartphones: How are you unknowingly shaping Your Child’s Behavior?

First off, this article isn’t necessarily a platform for bashing smartphones. Advanced technology that fits in your pocket provides several daily benefits: immediate access to familial and work-related contacts as well as emergency assistance, calendar apps to map out your day and your children’s day, educational resources from the internet, email and digitalized documents, GPS […]

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