Category: Special Needs

Special Needs and Coping

Special Needs and Coping: Tips for Helping Your Child Understand Emotions

April 10th, 2021

Coping Skills Can be Difficult – Physical Therapy Can Help Physical therapy can be an integral part of developing these coping skills, and your work with the physical therapist can be just as beneficial for you as it is for your child with special needs. Parents of special needs children have to learn many different

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Pediatric Physical Therapy

Did You Know Pediatric Physical Therapy Could Help Enhance Skills in Children with Autism?

February 10th, 2021

Help Your Child be the Best They can be With Physical Therapy! Children on the autism spectrum face a range of challenges in school and daily life. Working with a pediatric physical therapist can help your child with autism to develop many skills required for daily life. Sometimes referred to as “occupational therapy,” this type

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Discovering the Best Treatment Methods for Your Child’s Gross Motor Concerns

December 20th, 2020

Did You Know Physical Therapy Could Help Improve Your Child’s Gross Motor Skills? Growing up is hard work. Children are born into the world with barely any skills to their name. With their first breath they develop the ability to cry out for help, and quickly develop the skills necessary to drink milk and seek

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Understand The Importance of Proper Nutrition for a Child with ADHD

December 10th, 2020

Did You Know that Something As Simple as Nutrition Could Change Your Child’s Life? It is estimated that Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects three to five percent of all preschool and school-aged children, yet the role nutrition plays in managing a child’s ADHD symptoms is not as cut and dry as you might think. Even

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Did You Know Chores Could Help Your Special Needs Child with Several Different Life Lessons?

November 10th, 2020

Did You Know Chores Could Do More for Your Child Than Just Help Keep the House Tidy? Giving your child with special needs some chores to do around the house can be beneficial not only for you as a parent (saving you time), but also for your child. In fact, according to the Autism Awareness

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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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surviving the holidays

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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back to school

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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Encouraging Outdoor Play

Encouraging Outdoor Play can Greatly Benefit Your Child!

May 10th, 2020

Is Your Child Getting Enough Outdoor Play Time? Playing outside with your child offers them some developmental challenges that many kids are lacking today. It’s not simply a cliché to think that children benefit from playing outdoors. There’s a growing body of scientific research that has found some incredible advantages for a child’s development if

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Endeavors Pediatric

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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