Besteducationdegrees.com wrote to us about their infographic entitled “There’s An APP For That – Assistive Technology (AT) and Learning Disabled Children“. The infographic is colorful, eye-catching, and has lots of important tips for parents, teachers, and all who work with children. You will love the 10 Great iPad Apps and the 10 Great Android Apps! The information will help you understand the basics—it is important for caregivers to know what Assistive Technology (AT) can and cannot do.
Why has our team at Sentio Life Solutions, Ltd. worked so hard to find safe, comfortable ways for kids, tweens, or teens to wear our KidCompanions Chewelry and now our SentioCHEWS? First consider why they need a chew necklace. These individuals have sensory challenges, fidgeting/focusing problems, anxiety or transition issues and the first thing they need is a feels-just-right chewable tool! The chew necklace lanyard must feel good around the neck and the pendant must have the correct tactile texture to satisfy their needs.
Need Super Sensory gifts for a child who MUST bite, chew, or fidget to cope with the stress and challenges he faces in his day in work and play? For the 2013 holidays, Sentio Life Solutions, the makers of KidCompanions -Chewelry have another sensory chewable necklace called SentioChews and, for the second year, they have prepared three Sensory Crates for children with sensory or fidgeting issues.
Parents immediately asked how these two chew necklaces differ. How do they compare in size, durability, and ability to satisfy the need to bite and chew? Do SentioCHEWS have all the same features as KidCompanions Chewelry has that bring parents peace of mind? AND the biggest eye opener/elephant–in-the-room is WHY the difference in price. Each SentioCHEWS costs you only $9,95 and our regular price for KidCompanions Chewelry is $17,49.
The team behind Sentio Life Solutions, Ltd. is celebrating the launch of their newest, sensory, chewable tool, the SentioCHEWS! Not only will those who MUST chew, bite, or fidget have a more durable chew necklace pendant, they will also have SentioSTYLES colorful, breakaway lanyards of a longer length and strength. A few years of work have gone in designing SentioCHEWS, our new sensory, chew necklace that addresses severe biting tendencies in youth with special needs, and in finding the type of lanyard parents have been asking for.
SentioLife Solutions, Ltd., is launching their latest chewable innovation, SentioCHEWS. Using a novel, highly resilient material, the team developed four wearable pendant shapes for individuals who have a tendency to chew, gnaw or actively bite objects.
Penny Perez, CEO & Founder of Williams Syndrome Changing Lives Foundation, announces their next SEVENar, interactive Facebook Q&A Discussions. Have questions or concerns about anxiety in William syndrome (WS)?
Thursday, 11/21, from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm EST
“The Body Affects the Brain as Much as the Brain Affects the Body.” Many students who have Attention deficit disorder/Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) are easily distracted, get angry quickly, experience mood swings and cannot focus and concentrate long enough to finish their work at school or at home.
Inattention in students with ADD/ADHD will result in the following behaviors:
Do you have a child with sensory processing disorder (SPD) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who cannot cope with the hectic holidays? Do the holiday preparations and festivities mean just added stress to you and an upset, overwhelmed child even before you deck the halls with boughs of holly? Are you looking for the perfect sensory gifts for your child who hates the hustle and bustle of crowds or family reunions?
What is Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? What is a learning disability? Can a child have both? Yes, a person may have ADHD and a learning disability. If parents feel something is not right with their child’s behavior or development they must have him evaluated by a medical doctor as soon as possible because there are effective strategies to help children cope with challenges. Often the first evaluations help rule out what the child may not have such as problems with hearing, eye sight, health issues, allergies, thyroid problems, etc.
Facebook is a great place to meet lots of interesting people. On our Facebook Special Needs Book Review page we had a message from Brigitte Brocato telling us about her two children’s books, ABC and WALDY. I was immediately impressed with these adorable picture books!
Ms. Brocato’s WALDY is available in three languages and ABC is designed to learn English and German. ABC is an educational children’s picture book in English and German with words in alphabetical order illustrated with colorful paintings for easy identification.
Swimming is an important life skill that all children should learn early on. There are so many benefits in learning to swim, and your child will get pleasure from the ability throughout childhood and into adulthood. Not only is it great for their health, but it could one day save their life too. Whilst taking your child to the swimming pool yourself and encouraging them to learn, there are some things they will only learn in swimming classes, where they are taught to swim long distances, different strokes and even lifesaving skills.
I love Fall and winter. There is just something about the holidays that makes me feel alive. There are so many fun activities and events in fall and winter that I just don’t know where to start. Every year my children and I have a blast coming up with new things to do during the holiday break. From playing in the leaves and the snow to hay rides and gift making we all stay very busy and happy this time of year. Here are a few of our favorite activities:
There’s no question that trick-or-treaters get way too much candy. Halloween only comes once a year but the harmful health effects of some candy can last much longer.
Halloween candy can pose real health risks. Scary additives are plentiful. So if you DO give out candy, look for naturally flavored and colored alternatives. PGPR, Red #40, BlueLake, Yellow #5 and TBHQ are ingredients that should be avoided. Linked to the development of neurological disorders, behavioral problems, learning disabilities, insomnia and more, they are just bad. In mass Halloween quantities, scary for sure.
Oct. 31st, Halloween, some even call out to friends, “Happy Halloween!” In my memory book, as a special needs mom and as an elementary teacher for children with special needs, Halloween is anything but a happy occasion. How can parents and teachers make Halloween fun for children with special needs? For many of our children and students with special needs, most holidays are difficult and Halloween is one of the scariest! Halloween could be tolerated if it was only a one day event but if you listen to your kids/students, the buzz about Halloween can be heard as soon as the October calendar page in opened.
Oversensitivity or under sensitivity to any of the senses makes life extremely difficult for all family members dealing with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). One little sensitive child can disrupt the activities of the whole household: meals, dressing up times, bed times, car travels, family visits …
Masters-in-special-education.com recently published an infographic entitled “Anatomy of a Special Needs Child”. We were invited to post it on our Special Needs Blog as it was felt that the infographic is a good fit for our blog. I absolutely agree and I love it! It is so colorful and informative that I immediately want to sharing it with our readers. Read it carefully and do not miss the small printed information. You will find information and tips on raising the four major types of special needs children.
- Special Physical Needs
- Special Developmental Needs
- Special Behavioral/Emotional Needs
- Special Impaired Sensory Needs
If you have a child who seems to act out more than others or who has a difficult time concentrating on homework and other tasks it may be time to find out if they have ADHD. ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and effects many child and even adults in our country. But how is this disorder diagnosed? Here are some things you and your doctor should be looking for.
Hyperactive ~ Is your on-the-go child always on the brink of danger running and climbing, always in trouble, always fidgeting, always talking, wiggling and jiggling…?
Impulsive ~ Do you have a child whose teachers tell you he cannot sit still, he cannot stand in line, he cannot keep his hands to himself, he cannot stop blurting comments, he often has angry outburst and temper tantrums …?
Inattentive ~ Are you worried about your child who always seems to be dreaming, who is always behind in his school work, always seems to be late, to be moody, to be forgetful, and has, once more, lost or misplaced his homework, toys or books?
It can take quite a bit out of you talking to my six-year old daughter with ADHD. She can change the subject instantly, which can confuse you quite well unless you’re adept to speaking her language. Conversation isn’t the only aspect of her life that is constantly in motion. Because of her lack of focus in school, we’ve had to develop means to help her. These few changes in our life have moved her from being behind the rest of her class to maintaining a reasonable level of education.
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