Gardening for Children with ASD

Benefits of Gardening for Children with Autism and Special Educational Needs

I reviewed for our Special Needs Book Review a wonderful book about the benefits of gardening for children with special needs. To be truthful, I did not know there was such a thing as Horticultural Therapy (HT).  What is horticultural therapy? Natasha Etherington has all you need to know in her book, Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs – Engaging with Nature to Combat Anxiety, Promote Sensory Integration and Build Social Skills

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Nobody Told Me (or My Mother) That! Everything from Bottles and Breathing to Healthy Speech Development

Chasing Away Your Child’s Beige Diet Blues by Diane Bahr, MS, CCC-SLP

Does your child primarily eat foods on “the beige diet”? The beige diet includes mostly non-fruit, non-vegetable carbohydrates, such as pizza, breaded chicken nuggets, cookies, crackers, pasta, chips, and pretzels. (And, despite technically being a vegetable, French fries are definitely part of the beige diet.) It is called “the beige diet” because the majority of the foods included in it are beige in color—and low on nutrients.

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Sensory Focus Magazine: Understanding the Issues Behind the Behavior - Winter 2014

Sensory Focus Magazine: Understanding the Issues Behind the Behavior – Winter 2014

This post is to give you a “bird’s eye view” of  the Winter 2014 Issue of Sensory Focus Magazine: Understanding the Issues Behind the Behavior published by Sensory World. First a little background information.

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Many children have challenging needs, an observant parent can help kids cope and provide them with strategies or appropriate tools to satisfy these needs

Loving, Observant Parents Can Help Kids Cope with Their Needs by Ken Myers

When you think about kids chewing on things you typically think the teething ages, but what about when it goes beyond that stage? There are many reasons for kids to want to chew on things: stress relief, comfort, something to do, and so on. I know that my children, although they were perfectly on track in many other ways, had issues with this as well.

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Autism Empowerment Telesummit-2014

FREE Registration for the “Autism Empowerment Telesummit- 2014″: Doors Are Open!

Doors are open for the  FREE “Autism Empowerment Telesummit- 2014“, where a panel of 15  world wide experts in the field of autism, with years of experience, research and success, is devoted to sharing  their knowledge and practical tools with you so you can witness transformation in YOUR child, including Dr. Temple Grandin, Julie Matthews, Kerri Rivera, Lynette Louise, Melanie Potock, Tali Berman, and more!

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What Does Your Child Chew, Bite, or Fidget? Need a SAFE Chew Necklace?

KidCompanions Chewelry GREEN Hearts – Sensory Tool for SCHOOL!

KidCompanions Chewelry Yellow Hearts FUN & Fashionable for Spring

Clip or Clasp? Get Both Choices of KidCompanions Chewelry!

NEW SentioSTYLES LANYARDS and SUPER chew necklace SentioCHEWS by SentioLife Solutions, Ltd.

Which Shape of Our NEW SentioCHEWS Do YOU Like BEST?

Friendship Circle's Great Bike Giveaway for Kids with Special Needs

Friendship Circle’s 2014 Great Bike Giveaway for Kids with Special Needs

Friendship Circle has organized for the third consecutive year a Great Bike Giveaway for kids and young adults with special needs. This is a national contest (for folks in the US) giving away adaptive bikes to children with special needs. Friendship Circle is partnering with these bike companies to provide some of the best adaptive bikes to the children and young adults who need them most.

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Mental Illness and Mental Health in Children and Youth

Mental Illness and Mental Health in Children and Youth

Unfortunately the term “A Happy Childhood” does not apply to all children and youth. It is estimated that 10-20% of Canadian youth are affected by a mental illness or mental disorder, as it is also referred to. Mental disorders are the single most disabling group of disorders worldwide. Surpassed only by injuries, mental disorders in youth are the second highest hospital care expense in Canada.

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Spirit of Autism Product Review: KidCompanions SentioCHEWS

Debi Taylor of Spirit of Autism writes about SentioCHEWS. Autism Specialist, mom and emergency responder, she shares her journey with other parents, offering unique solutions involving fitness, nutrition, sensory integration, alternative therapies, safety and support.

    • Spirit of Autism | Support and Training
      Autism Help for Parents • Businesses • Emergency Responders

Show, Tell and WIN Chewelry – Chew Necklace from SentioLife Solutions

You can win a FREE SentioLife Solutions’ CHEW NECKLACE. (Either a KidCompanions Chewelry or a new SentioCHEWS)



  • photos and stories of your children using our KidCompanions Chewelry or our new SentioCHEWS!
  • From Feb. 12th to Feb 26th email with a 100 word story or longer explaining when, why, how your child benefits from using our chew necklaces.
  • Send, in an attached file,  a photo or photos of your child with our chew necklace.

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SUPER Sensory Tool SPECIAL – for OTs, Schools and Non-Profits!

SUPER Sensory Tool SPECIAL – for OTs, Schools and Non-Profits!

SentioLife Solutions, Ltd. is offering a one-time offer of 30% OFF all non-sale items on their online store Minimum order is $50.

Health and safety are at the core of our company. KidCompanions Chewelry and SentioCHEWS are chew necklaces that function as a chewable and wearable sensory tool for people with special needs. It can be used as a fidget toy and can be mouthed. It is a discreet and age-appropriate alternative to traditional oral motor and manipulative tools.

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My Child is Struggling: Is It ADHD or Depression or Both?

My Child is Struggling: Is It ADHD or Depression or Both?

Parent of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) must pay attention if their child’s behavior changes. Sometimes when a very active child becomes more quiet, their parents believe this is a good sign because the hyperactivity is subsiding. Unfortunately their child could be exhibiting symptoms of depression. In fact, children and teens with ADHD are at risk for developing depression as much as 3 times greater than for other children. Caregivers must know the signs of ADHD or depression to get help for their child before it escalates.

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SUPER Sensory Tool Flash SPECIAL -Exclusively for OTs, Schools and Non-Profits!

For 72 hours you have the opportunity to shop like a retailer! We are launching our new Online Shopping for Groups and you can be the first to try it, pre-launch.

KidCompanions Chewelry Are SAFE Chewables for Those Who Bite and ChewThere are no strings and no account needs to be created. You will get 30% off ALL non-sale items. You will also have an impressively low minimum order of only $50. Pass on the savings to your group members, clients or students.

Request your coupon code today by emailing us your name, phone number and association/group name and address. Ship To addresses MUST match above for this discount.

Please email your information to to request your 72 hour Group-Rate Code. For any questions OR for a list of our most popular styles, feel free to contact Pierrette d’Entremont at

You may also request information on Facebook via kidcompanions private message.

-Pierrette, Lorna, George, Ilona and Jamie!

How to Keep Your Special Needs Child Active by Tara Heath

How to Keep Your Special Needs Child Active by Tara Heath

Having a special needs child comes with unique challenges, and as a parent you’re already probably aware of that fact. However one particularly unique challenge is finding ways to keep your child active in a world where many special needs children can’t participate in certain activities.

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music therapy -  Why Music Helps Children with Special Needs

5 Reasons Why Music Helps Children with Special Needs by The Rhythm Tree

The team at SentioLife Solutions, Ltd. is always looking for helpful parenting or teaching information for those who are raising or teaching a child or children with special needs. We were pleased to learn about the infographic showing the benefits of music for children with special needs. We thank Ryan Judd at The Rhythm Tree for this infographic entitled 5 Reasons Why Music Helps Children with Special needs

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