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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Mental Illness and Mental Health in Children and Youth

Mental Illness and Mental Health in Children and Youth

Unfortunately the term “A Happy Childhood” does not apply to all children and youth. It is estimated that 10-20% of Canadian youth are affected by a mental illness or mental disorder, as it is also referred to. Mental disorders are the single most disabling group of disorders worldwide. Surpassed only by injuries, mental disorders in youth are the second highest hospital care expense in Canada.

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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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Poem About Raising A Child with Special Needs: My Actual Name Is Scott! by Sandra MacLaren

Poem About Raising A Child with Special Needs: My Actual Name Is Scott! by Sandra MacLaren

Recently on Facebook I read a touching poem written by a mom from the UK about raising a child with special needs. Sandra MacLaren’s poem, “My Actual Name Is Scott!” tugged at my heartstrings and I felt so many other parents raising children with challenging needs would be able to relate to Sandra’s poem. I contacted Sandra and we thank her for writing to us about her story, for the photos and for giving us permission to post her poem.

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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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Educational Picture Book on Kindness and Friendships: FLOWER CHILDREN by Brigitte Brocato

Educational Picture Book on Kindness and Friendships: FLOWER CHILDREN by Brigitte Brocato

Folks at SentioLife Solutions, Ltd. thank Brigitte Brocato for informing us about her third picture book that just came out in January 2014. FLOWER CHILDREN is an educational children’s book about the color theory, creating secondary colors from primary colors. It is also a book about kindness and friendships. Ms. Brocato’s other two lovely books for children are ABC and the other one is WALDY.

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