Benefits of Coloring for Kids, Teens, and Adults

Benefits of Coloring for Kids, Teens, and Adults

What are the benefits of coloring for kids, teens, and adults? Coloring books have been around for ages but when my own children were young we started hearing that coloring someone else’s designs was not creative enough.  Parents and teachers were advised to let the children draw their own pictures and then hopefully color them.

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Why Pokémon 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 or object that typically appears suddenly and achieves widespread but short-lived popularity. Only time will tell if Pokémon Go is here to stay.

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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

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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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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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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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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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What Is Irlen Syndrome? What Are the Symptoms? by Lauren Brukner, MS, OTR/L

What Is Irlen Syndrome? What Are the Symptoms? by Lauren Brukner, MS, OTR/L

I reviewed a book whose author has two children with Irlen syndrome and was happy to learn another author could tell us all about it! On Irlen.com I learned, ” Irlen Syndrome (also referred to at times as Meares-Irlen Syndrome, Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, and Visual Stress) is a perceptual processing disorder. It is not an optical problem. It is a problem with the brain’s ability to process visual information. This problem tends to run in families and is not currently identified by other standardized educational or medical tests. This problem can manifest itself differently for each individual. This problem is not remediable and is often a lifetime barrier to learning and performance.”

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