Why Pokemon Go Is Perfect For Children with Special Needs by Hilary Smith

Why Pokémon Go Is Perfect For Children with Special Needs by Hilary Smith

Our team at SentioLife Solutions thanks Hilary Smith for her guest post titled, “Why Pokémon Go Is Perfect For Children with Special Needs”. The summer of 2016 will be remembered for the Pokémon Go craze that swept throughout Canada and the world. Many have written about the pros and cons of this game. A craze is an enthusiasm for a particular activity […]

Empowering Challenged Kids: iCan Bike Program

Empowering Challenged Kids: iCan Bike Program

A week-long bike camp for challenged kids during the summer of 2016 was a collaboration between Easter Seals Nova Scotia and Autism Nova Scotia. What a wonderful initiative! Knowing how to ride a bike is an important skill that individuals can use all their lives. (more…)

Changing How the World Views Autism by Jodi Murphy, Geek Club Books

Changing How the World Views Autism by Jodi Murphy, Geek Club Books

The team at SentioLife Solutions thanks Jodi Murphy, founder of Geek Club Books, for this excellent guest post she titled “Changing How the World Views Autism”. Geek Club Books focuses on innovative, entertaining autism education. The Mighty web site explains that Geek Club Books tells the stories of autism through apps, curriculum, digital media, and webisodes to change perceptions […]

Cerebral Palsy U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication - Associated Cerebral Palsy Conditions and Disorders by Alex Diaz-Granados

Associated Cerebral Palsy Conditions and Disorders by Alex Diaz-Granados

Cerebral palsy is a motor disorder that affects muscle movement and control, but along with the classic symptoms, such as spastic movements and exaggerated reflexes, there are numerous other conditions that children may develop. Some children may acquire a variety of associated conditions, whereas others may only have a few. Cerebral palsy, as well as […]

Whole Brain Edutainment: Speech Apps For Kids by Tracy Wannemacher, M.S. CCC-SLP/L

Whole Brain Edutainment: Speech Apps For Kids by Tracy Wannemacher, M.S. CCC-SLP/L

This post introduces our readers to a company founded in 2013 called “Whole Brain Edutainment“. Tracy Wannemacher, M.S. CCC-SLP/L, and Antonio Sanders, an AAA game developer, are the folks behind this company that makes educational apps for kids. Together they developed unique speech apps for kids called “ABC app for Kids” loaded with educational and developmental value. The apps are based on applied […]

Aqua - breakaway lanyard -SentioSTYLES-Colors-SentioSYLES: Colorful, Breakaway Lanyards 24 and 28 Inches Sold Separately

SentioSYLES: Colorful, Breakaway Lanyards 24 and 28 Inches Sold Separately

Today I want to tell you about our SentioSTYLES 28 INCH Breakaway Lanyards. SentioSTYLES are made from REAL made-in-the-USA Tactical Paracord. They are the suitable length and strength for youth and adults and have a safe, comfortable, barrel clasp. But first a little history 🙂 Our first breakaway neck lanyards on our original (2007) KidCompanions Chewelry were 18 and 20 inches. Caregivers wanted […]

Fidgeting Is Helpful for ADHD: Squirming Has Purpose Study Shows

Fidgeting Is Helpful for ADHD: Squirming Has Purpose Study Shows

ScienceDaily, a great source for the latest research news, posted an article titled, “Squirm with purpose: Fidgeting is helpful for ADHD patients, study shows”. The study they refer to is by Florida State University, February 22, 2016. In a nutshell the new research confirms the following: Children often fidget or move when they are trying to solve a problem, and that movement […]

Finger Picking or Skin Picking “Habits” That Are Difficult to Break by Bill Nason, MS, LLP

Finger Picking or Skin Picking “Habits” That Are Difficult to Break by Bill Nason, MS, LLP

I just found a very informative page on Facebook, it is the “Autism Discussion Page – Helping Your Child Feel “Safe, Accepted, and Competent”.  This page was developed by Bill Nason, MS, LLP to discuss tools that help children on the autism spectrum feel safe, accepted and competent. Although each child is different, with their unique strengths […]

Benefits of Sensory Toys for Kids with Special Needs

Benefits of Sensory Toys for Kids with Special Needs

What are the benefits of sensory toys? This is a question we get on our SentioLife Solutions Facebook page and our KidCompanions Facebook page.  We often receive messages from distraught parents asking for solutions for their child who has challenging behaviors. Like it is often said, “Behavior is a form of COMMUNICATION”; therefore, it is best to search for the […]