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7 Tips to Surviving the Holidays with your Special Needs Child

July 20th, 2020

For many parents of children with special needs, the stretch of time between October and January can feel like one big inhale. Between dressing up for Halloween, socializing over Thanksgiving, turning back clocks for Daylight Savings, and of course, the countless festivities associated with Hanukkah, Christmas, Ramadan and other holidays, there are a lot of

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Helping Your Child Cope with a Traumatic Event

July 10th, 2020

Traumatic events can happen to anyone, however, children lack the coping mechanisms that adults have developed and are especially vulnerable to the effects of trauma. As a parent, you may feel powerless to help your child pull through a traumatic event such as a serious accident, a violent attack or the death of a loved

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Make Therapy Fun! Try These 3 Physical Therapy Exercises That Your Child Will Actually Enjoy

June 20th, 2020

A child’s work is play, so creativity, fun and games are instrumental to making therapy a success. Yet it isn’t just in the office that a child’s muscles need to work. They also need strength and endurance-building activities at home. Just as is the case in therapy, it’s important to make activities fun at home.

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Sending a Child with Autism Back to School

June 10th, 2020

Autism spectrum conditions show a wide range of symptoms and severity in their presentation, but common aspects are developmentally poor motor skills, difficulties coping with change, and labored social interaction. Direct and consistent behavioral therapy, both physical and social, is extremely important in helping children overcome the challenges presented by their autism spectrum condition. Earlier

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Good Nutrition for ADHD Symptom Management

May 20th, 2020

ADHD symptoms can be frustrating to both a parent and child. Typical behaviors may include impulsiveness, lack of focus, prone to distractibility, and the inability to sit still. By changing your child’s diet, you could see a decrease in negative behaviors associated with ADHD. Good nutrition can be used in conjunction with other treatments like

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Exercise and the Brain: How Exercise Can Improve Academic Performance for Your Child

May 10th, 2020

Think a treadmill is only good for your heart and lungs? Think again. Turns out that a mere half-hour jogging on one can help a student solve problems up to 10 percent more efficiently. In fact, the more physically active than children and adolescents are, the better they perform academically. Want your child’s literacy scores

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Physical Activity Tricks to Do With Your Kid Today

April 20th, 2020

When parents come home with a newborn, the importance of “tummy time” comes up repeatedly. Colorful toys promise endless hours of tummy time enjoyment for your little one. Yet if you’re like many parents, the reality looks more like this: Place Baby on the floor on his tummy; listen to him scream; shake toys in front

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4 Reasons to Play Outside With Your Special Needs Child

April 10th, 2020

Children with special needs are still children above all else. That means they savor the breeze blowing in their hair, the vivid colors of nature splashing in their eyes, and the textures of dirt and sand under their fingertips. While outdoor play brings challenges for some children, the necessity for it cannot be overstated. The

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Helping Your Child Cope with a Traumatic Event

December 20th, 2019

Traumatic events can happen to anyone, however, children lack the coping mechanisms that adults have developed and are especially vulnerable to the effects of trauma. As a parent, you may feel powerless to help your child pull through a traumatic event such as a serious accident, a violent attack or the death of a loved

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