Walt Disney World Autism Guide

Shhh. Don’t tell the kids but we are planning our first trip to Walt Disney World. But having sensory kids (or those also on the Autism Spectrum) may need some additional help to enjoy the visit. With all of the sounds, smells and crowds, it really can set up a sensory kid for an all-day…

Tips for Properly Disciplining Children

Disciplining children is in the news a lot lately. It’s an important issue for those who care about children and parents. Many parents think the word discipline is all about punishment — and especially about physical punishment. But discipline really is about helping a child understand what to do — and learn how to self-regulate.…

12 Tips to Get Out of a Bad Mood

Having a high-needs kids can really wear you out, and quite frankly, put you in a funk. But there are tricks you can use on a daily basis to help combat those bad feelings. Check out these 12 tips to get out of a bad mood. CLICK HERE: 12 Tips to Get Out of a…

Sensory Integration Strategies, Sensory Strategies for Home and School

eBook: Sensory Integration Strategies, Sensory Strategies for Home and School By Lisa Berry OT Sensory integration therapy is essentially a form of occupational therapy, and it is generally offered by specially trained occupational therapists. It involves specific sensory activities (swinging, bouncing, brushing, and more) that are intended to help the patient regulate his or her sensory response.…

Parent Coaching Early Intervention Program Benefits Young Children with Autism

A parent coaching intervention brings meaningful benefits for preschool-aged children with autism-spectrum disorders (ASD), according to a clinical trial in the October Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, the official journal of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. The “Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters” (PLAY) Project approach yields improved parent-child interactions, along with…

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