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…

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…

Exclamation Mark Book

 Book: Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (Author), Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator) An exciting tale of self-discovery, this is the story about an exclamation mark. It’s about fitting in and standing out, and with the help of others, finding your way. We all have an inner exclamation mark – the question is how to find it!…

How to Spot and Treat Anxiety in Children

“All kids have their share of concerns. “To a certain extent, anxiety is a normal part of development,” says Stephen Whiteside, Ph.D., a clinical pediatric psychologist at the Mayo Clinic. Some fears, like the ones preschoolers have of monsters, crop up so predictably that they’re considered milestones. But Madison is one of a growing number…

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