Category: Health

5 Benefits of Chores for Your Special Needs Child

October 20th, 2020

When the dishes have piled up, the windows feature fingertip art, the floors have several days’ worth of grime, and you haven’t found time to fill the dog bowl, who can you call on to help? Your children! Sure, doing it yourself is probably easier, quicker, and more to your liking. However, children of all

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Core Strengthening Tricks to Do With Your Kid Today

September 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

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What’s the Deal with W-Sitting?

August 20th, 2020

There is a great deal of controversy over a sitting position common for young children, called W-sitting. W-sitting, so named because the legs splay out to form a W pattern, has been associated with causing several developmental orthopedic problems and doctors have warned to discourage children from assuming this position. Though there are some pediatricians

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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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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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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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