Sensory Chew Necklaces: KidCompanions Chewelry & SentioCHEWS – News and Reviews

Sensory Chew Necklaces: KidCompanions Chewelry & SentioCHEWS – News and Reviews

Does the sensory chew necklaces KidCompanions Chewelry and SentioCHEWS ever come on sale? Do you have price breaks when a customer buys a few items at the same time? How can I be among the first to know about a new product or a price reduction? If you are looking for answers to the above questions and news about our company, SentioLife Solutions, Ltd., the best way to be among the first to know is to subscribe to our Newsletter.

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Online Music Therapy Course for Autism – “Meet in the Music” by Esther Thane

Online Music Therapy Course for Autism – “Meet in the Music” by Esther Thane

Meet in the Music by Esther Thane, BMT, MTA  is a multi media course, packed with demonstrative videos and original compositions for downloads.  It is a resource and training tool for parents wanting to connect with their child with Autism through the power of music, using music therapy strategies one can do at home. Others that benefit include family members, behavioral interventionists, treatment team, and school aides.

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Review of Toby, the Pet Therapy Dog, and His Hospital Friends by Charmaine Hammond

Review of Toby, the Pet Therapy Dog, and His Hospital Friends by Charmaine Hammond

Have you been searching for a children’s picture book to help your child or students learn how to be kind to others?  Charmaine Hammond and  illustrator, Rose Anne Prevec, have teamed up to write  a wonderful children’s picture book, Toby, the Pet Therapy Dog, and His Hospital Friends, about caring for others. Ms. Hammond’s book  is based on the true story from the book and movieOn Toby’s Terms which is about when Charmaine and her husband adopted Toby, a five-year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever.

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Teen Creates Powerful Educational Video to Encourage Understanding of People with Autism

Teen Creates Powerful Educational Video to Encourage Understanding of People with Autism

Folks at KidCompanions Chewelry Special Needs Blog were pleased to  receive the following press release from Adrienne Robertiello, Autism Educator at Children’s Specialized Hospital and Board member of Autism Family Times with Brianna. We congratulate Alexandra (Alex) Jackman for her volunteer work as a teen mentor working with teens and young children with ASD and now for her awesome video, A Teen’s Guide to Understanding and Communicating with People with Autism.

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Penelope Anne Cole: Author of Award Winning Children’s Books the Magical Series

Penelope Anne Cole: Author of Award Winning Children’s Books the Magical Series

Folks behind our Special Needs Blog are pleased to welcome award winning author, teacher, tutor and children’s book reviewer, Penelope Anne Cole.  We have reviewed two of her children’s books on our Special Needs Book Review site, Magical Matthew and the second one, Magical Mea. Also we have an awesome interview with her on that same site where she tells us about her first book and her first teaching jobs.

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Children’s Books: Magical Series by Penelope Anne Cole: Magical Matthew and Magical Mea

Children’s Books: Magical Series by Penelope Anne Cole: Magical Matthew and Magical Mea

On our Special Needs Book Review site we have written about two wonderful children’s books written by Penelope Anne Cole, Magical Matthew and the second one, Magical Mea. A main character in this Magical Series of books is Lily, a young girl who is in a wheel chair. Lily is portrayed as “one of the gang” who does all what the other kids do, who is quick to find solutions and offer suggestions. She is a great role model for other children with disabilities…or different abilities!

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Why a Child Is Fearful or Anxious and Strategies to Empower Your Child

Why a Child Is Fearful or Anxious and Strategies to Empower Your Child

When a child is fearful or anxious it affects the whole family; therefore, it is has to be dealt with carefully and in a timely manner. Fears are a normal part of growing up.  A healthy amount of fear is what will keep your child safe and alert to the dangers that he confronts each day.  Children must learn we all have fears and that we have to learn to handle fear so that it does not control us.  Parents must not belittle their child’s fears but must provide the support and life skills to cope with them.

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Carol Gray Social Story App – StoryMaker™ for Social Stories with Pictures,Text and Audio

Carol Gray Social Story App – StoryMaker™ for Social Stories with Pictures,Text and Audio

Folks behind our Special Needs Blog thank Carol Gray for informing us of StoryMaker™, the app for creating and presenting Social Stories™. StoryMaker is an app from HandHold Adaptive® and it includes exclusive content from Carol Gray, creator of the Social Stories methodology. The app is designed to help parents, educators and clinicians and is designed for an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. The following press release from HandHold Adaptive tells you the complete story.

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Dr. Lucy Jane Miller Receives Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business Award

Dr. Lucy Jane Miller Receives Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business Award

Congratulations to Dr. Lucy Jane Miller! The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation and STAR (Sensory Therapies And Research) Center’s founder, Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR, received the prestigious Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business award in the healthcare category. Dr Miller says, “My biggest desire in receiving this award is that it brings more recognition to Sensory Processing Disorder in hopes that someday, every child with SPD is identified and treated by age 6.”

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“Who Cares About Kelsey” – An Interview with Dan Habib – The Inclusive Class Podcast

“Who Cares About Kelsey” – An Interview with Dan Habib – The Inclusive Class Podcast

Nicole Eredics, host of The Inclusive Class Podcast, is pleased to announce that filmmaker, Dan Habib, will be returning to their show this Friday, August 30 @ 9 AM EST to discuss the themes and purpose of his recent film, Who Cares About Kelsey?  The film follows Kelsey Carroll, a high school student, who transformed from a “problem student” to one who became motivated and self-confident with the help of caring, supportive adults.

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How to Get a Teen to Talk to You by Christine Maddox

How to Get a Teen to Talk to You  by Christine Maddox

When kids reach the teen years, especially if they have special needs, they have trouble talking to their parents. It is a hard time in many children’s lives as they struggle to find out where they fit in and how they should become an adult. The urge to talk to them and guide them in their path is strong, but many teens will not accept your help. How can you get your teen to open up and talk to you so that you can help them? Try these tips:

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Learning Tips For a Child With Dyslexia & ADHD: Through our Interview with Kristen DeBeer

Learning Tips For a Child With Dyslexia & ADHD: Through our Interview with Kristen DeBeer

I Believe in You: A Mother’s Message to Her Son with Learning Differences by Kristen DeBeer is one of those children’s books that make me wish, a little, that I was still teaching. I Believe in You would have been one of my favorite go-to children’s book to read to the class to open up discussions on various topics that upset some students. I would have made sure there were copies of I Believe in You in our school library and on my classroom book shelf. Why? In each grade level we have students facing challenges because of their learning differences that need to hear Kristen Debeer’s encouraging message.Their peers also have to hear how some children have learning differences and different strengths. They have to hear these lines taken from I Believe in You so they can understand. Understanding fosters acceptance and compassion.

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