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

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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

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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 root of the problem.

This means parents, teachers, and therapists have to figure out what is causing their child/student with autism, sensory processing disorder, ADHD, Down syndrome, etc. to act a certain way. Knowing what triggers their child’s behavior makes it possible to find a strategy to help help them. The answer may be as simple as providing sensory toys or a chewy fidget.

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Understanding Schizophrenia: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Understanding Schizophrenia: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

A post to help in understanding schizophrenia, a mental disorder that generally appears in late adolescence or early adulthood – however, it can emerge at any time in life. It is one of many brain diseases that may include delusions, loss of personality (flat affect), confusion, agitation, social withdrawal, psychosis, and bizarre behavior. On the Schizophrenia Society

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Pretend Sensory Gardens to Stimulate the Senses

Pretend Sensory Gardens to Stimulate the Senses

Why make pretend play sensory gardens? We all learn about our surroundings through our senses; therefore, the earlier your child has a chance to explore the world around him through play the better start in life he will have. Your goal is to provide activities to stimulate the senses that is turn help your child learn about his surroundings. Children learn by using all their senses; therefore, plan intentional opportunities for children to actively use their senses as they explore the world, starting with their pretend sensory garden.

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Pierrette d’Entremont Talks About Her Sensory Tools with Radio Canada

Pierrette d’Entremont Talks About Her Sensory Tools with Radio Canada

Pierrette designed her sensory tools thinking of her own child with sensory issues. Now KidCompanions Chewelry is sold worldwide to kids with autism, sensory processing disorders, Tourette syndrome, ADHD, etc.  The interview, “Pierrette d’Entremont Talks About Her Sensory Tools with Radio Canada” has the English Translation below. Pierrette d’Entremont-Crimmins, owner of KidCompanions talks about Chewelry and the growth of her company, SentioLife Solutions, Ltd. on Canadian News channel Radio Canada.

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Susan Orloff, OTR/L,Tweets About Chewable Jewellery

Susan  Orloff, OTR/L,Tweets About Chewable Jewellery

You know the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words”? Well the team at SentioLife Solutions is convinced that a testimonial from a parent, educator, therapist or a disability service that uses and recommends our chewable jewellery is worth a thousand paid ads! We thank Susan Orloff, OTR/L‏ @OTRlovesKids for tweeting about our chew necklaces to support a Tweet I had posted about our chew pendants. Does she really know about KidCompanions Chewelry and our newer SentioCHEWS?

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Child with Autism and Breaks in Routine

Child with Autism and Breaks in Routine

A child with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may have greater difficulty in accepting changes of routine. This may be due to their greater need for predictability or difficulty when a pattern of routine is disrupted. Vacations, family visits, or field trips can be over-stimulating and distressing for the child with autism. If this is the case with your child, prepare BEFORE a scheduled change in routine occurs like before school breaks and for summer vacation.

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Durable Chew Necklaces for Adults with Autism and Sensory Issues

Durable Chew Necklaces for Adults with Autism and Sensory Issues

This post shows you the events that took place before SentioLife Solutions received an awesome testimonial telling us that our SentioCHEWS, our durable, second line of chew necklaces, can also satisfy the strong urge to chew and bite by adults as well as kids, tweens, and teens. So this post will help all the adults out there who have been searching for durable chew necklaces for adults!

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Sensory and Focus Issues: Help Whining, Wiggly Kids

Sensory and Focus Issues: Help Whining, Wiggly Kids

Think your child has sensory and focus issues? Parents are always told that behavior is a form of communication. If parents can figure out what is causing their child to be constantly On-the-GO or to constantly be chewing, biting, mouthing toys, clothing, hair, hands or fingers, etc., then they can help them. If parents cannot help

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Chew Pendants Allow Your Chewer to Get On with the Day!

Chew Pendants Allow Your Chewer to Get On with the Day!

Parents and OT’s, thanks for the many positive messages and photos about SentioLife Solutions’ chew pendants you post on our KidCompanions Chewelry Facebook Page and on Twitter! Your posts show us the many reasons our chew pendants, that also double up as Clip-on Hand Fidgets, have become so popular. We are pleased that the chew pendants

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The Forgotten Child by Anne Ford – Sibling Issues

The Forgotten Child by Anne Ford – Sibling Issues

The following guest post titled “The Forgotten Child by Anne Ford – Sibling Issues” is printed with permission from the author. The team at Special Needs Book Review (SNBR) received the four books written by Anne Ford and John-Richard Thompson listed at the end of this post. We thank the authors for these books and for a guest post introducing their book published in March 2015 titled,”The Forgotten Child:“If She is Special, What am I?” Sibling Issues: When Learning Disabilities Cause Tension in the Home”.  Read about this book on our SNBR site. The following guest post explains why the authors chose The Forgotten Child:“If She is Special, What am I?” as the title for their fourth book.

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