Anatomy of a Special Needs Child – Infographic by Masters in Special Education Degrees

Anatomy of a Special Needs Child – Infographic by Masters in Special Education Degrees

We were invited to share the Infographic titled Anatomy of a Special Needs Child by Masters in Special Education Degrees on our Special Needs Blog. 18.5% of American Children under 18 are special needs students. That doesn’t mean they aren’t smart, talented, or capable. Just that they have specific challenges that a “normal” student wouldn’t face.

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How to Improve the School Life of Children with Disabilities – Infographic

How to Improve the School Life of Children with Disabilities – Infographic

The team at KidCompanions Chewelry Blog has received permission from UKS Mobility to publish the following infographic and they also wrote the introduction on How to Improve the School Life of  Disabled Children.  Disabled children often face a tough time at school due to lack of awareness surrounding disability, the absence of proper facilities, and negative attitudes towards

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Raising a Sensory Smart Child

Raising a Sensory Smart Child

Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues

Become Sensory Smart

Parents can now find lots of parenting books about raising a sensory smart child. One of these is Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues by Lindsey Biel, M.A.,OTR/L and Nancy Peske.  This book has a foreword by Dr. Temple Grandin and is Winner of the NAPPA Gold Award and IParenting Media Award.

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Special Diets for Special Kids

Special Diets for Special Kids

Volumes 1 and 2 Combined by Lisa Lewis, PhD

What are the WHYs and HOWs behind dietary intervention? Do you know about the positive effects special diets seem to be having on children with autism, ADHD, allergies, celiac disease, sleep, behavior, etc.? After reading Special Diets for Special Kids by Lisa Lewis, Ph.D., I would really give a gluten-free/casein-free (GFCF) diet a try.

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Spirit of Autism Product Review: KidCompanions SentioCHEWS

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. Product Review: KidCompanions SentioCHEWS, by Debi Taylor Spirit of Autism | Support and TrainingAutism Help for Parents • Businesses • Emergency Responders

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Halloween Treat Ideas to Beat the Scary Additives Craze

Halloween Treat Ideas to Beat the Scary Additives Craze

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.

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Evangelina’s HeartStrings – – – Hope For Evangelina.

Evangelina’s HeartStrings – – – Hope For Evangelina.

We often get emails from families with special needs kids. Often these messages are emotional.

My post today is about such a family. As a Canadian, I am usually stunned at the financial hardship that my neighbours to the south endure. This story is no exception.

Hope For Evangelina was written by Mom Amanda, using a MOBILE PHONE. Complete with vivid images, her message brought up the memory of my own 30 wk premie. Their financial and family issues are unlike ours, but the helplessness of having to watch your child struggle, is shared. Many of you will also empathize, Evangelina pulls at the HeartStrings…

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