Friendship Circle’s 2014 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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Show, Tell and WIN Chewelry – Chew Necklace from SentioLife Solutions

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)

HOW?

WANTED>>

  • photos and stories of your children using our KidCompanions Chewelry or our new SentioCHEWS!
  • From Feb. 12th to Feb 26th email lorna@kidcompanions.com 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 www.kidcompanions.com 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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5 Reasons Why Music Helps Children with Special Needs by The Rhythm Tree

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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Weavable Toys: Basic Shapes by Barbara Smith, M.S., OTR, The RecyclingOT

Weavable Toys: Basic Shapes by Barbara Smith, M.S., OTR, The RecyclingOT

Weavable Toys: Basic Shapes by The RecyclingOT, Barbara A. Smith, MS, OTR/L, caught my eye because I have reviewed Barbara Smith’s other books for our Special Needs Book Review site and Barbara took part in our Author Interview Series. The  links to these and where to buy them are at the end of this post. Today it is my pleasure to tell you about The RecyclingOT’s newest product, Weaveable Toys: Basic Shapes.

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A Week of Switching, Shifting, Stretching: How to Make My Thinking More Flexible by L. H. Kerstein

A Week of Switching, Shifting, Stretching: How to Make My Thinking More Flexible by L. H. Kerstein

Released  in November of 2013, this delightful picture book, A Week of Switching, Shifting, and Stretching: How to Make My Thinking More Flexible by Lauren H. Kerstein, LCSW , will help children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and all children, for that matter, in becoming less rigid in their thinking.

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KidCompanions Chewelry and SentioCHEWS: SAFE Chewables for Those Who Bite and Chew

KidCompanions Chewelry and SentioCHEWS: SAFE Chewables for Those Who Bite and Chew

Are toys, clothes, bedding, books, and even furniture covered with little teeth marks and, worst yet, soaked and ruined from being chewed by a child who MUST chew or bite? Pierrette d’Entremont, owner and designer at SentioLife Solutions, Ltd., has just the safe chewables for those who bite and chew. Their popular chew necklaces KidCompanions Chewelry and the SentioCHEWS, on the market since November of 2013, help those with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), autism (ASD), Tourette syndrome (TS), Down Syndrome (DS), and all individuals who need oral stimulation.

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Financial Help When Your Child Has a Disability by Lisa Harrington

Financial Help When Your Child Has a Disability by Lisa Harrington

If your child has a disability, it is a strain on parents emotionally and financially. If one of your children has a physical or learning disability, your finances are probably not one of the areas that you want to focus on. However, with mounting medical bills and perhaps the additional cost of specialist equipment and help with the care of a child with a disability, this is something that you may well need to turn your attention to, as research shows that 40% of families with special needs children are placed under financial strain to meet their child’s additional requirements.

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Teaching Children the Importance of Volunteering: Activities for Nannies and Children

Teaching Children the Importance of Volunteering: Activities for Nannies and Children

As a primary caregiver, it is natural to want to raise a child who is focused on others and who has a sense of responsibility to society. Children, though, do not always naturally possess these traits, especially when living in a culture that caters to an “it’s all about me” ideology. Showing children how to be selfless versus simply telling them how to be selfless may be the key to unlocking the compassion within their hearts. As a nanny, you have the power to show children how to give of themselves through volunteering activities.

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Signs of Intellectual Disability in Children and Tips on Assistive Technology (AT) Options for Your Child

Signs of Intellectual Disability in Children and Tips on Assistive Technology (AT) Options for Your Child

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.

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