TEN Tips For a Successful Family Vacation With Children With Special Needs

TEN Tips For a Successful Family Vacation With Children With Special Needs

Summer vacations can provide a relaxing break for many families. However, children with special needs may struggle during vacation because of the changes to their schedule, routine and environment. Implement several tips as you plan a successful summer vacation for your entire family. Choose a Quiet Destination If your child has sensory challenges, choose a

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Tips for Making Marriage a Priority with a Special Needs Child

Tips for Making Marriage a Priority with a Special Needs Child

Many overwhelmed parents will benefit from these tips for making time for your spouse and making marriage a priority while raising a special needs child. All children take a lot of our time as parents.  Therefore, making time for your spouse while juggling children and housework needs to be well thought out and planned for.  Making

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How to Protect Your Child With Special Needs From Cyber-Bullying

How to Protect Your Child With Special Needs From Cyber-Bullying

As parents of children with special needs, it’s no great secret that our boys and girls will encounter a lot of adversity in their lifetimes. Unfortunately, this also includes bullying in a variety of forms. In the past, bullying was limited to school playgrounds or hallways. Today, however, bullying has been given a digital upgrade and can now find a child anywhere, anytime, and even from the safety of their own homes. It’s easy to say that this won’t happen to our children, but we must consider the facts that research shows 87 percent of all kids have encountered cyber-bullying!

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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 Pok√©mon Go Is Perfect For¬†Children with Special Needs”. The summer of 2016 will be remembered¬†for¬†the Pok√©mon 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¬†Pok√©mon Go is here to stay.

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Whole Brain Edutainment: Speech Apps For Kids by Tracy Wannemacher, M.S. CCC-SLP/L

Whole Brain Edutainment: Speech Apps For Kids by Tracy Wannemacher, M.S. CCC-SLP/L

This post introduces our readers to a company founded in 2013 called “Whole Brain Edutainment“.¬†Tracy Wannemacher,¬†M.S. CCC-SLP/L, and¬†Antonio Sanders,¬†an AAA game developer,¬†are the folks behind this company that makes educational apps for kids.¬†Together they developed unique speech apps for kids called “ABC app for Kids” loaded with educational and developmental value.¬†The apps are¬†based on applied

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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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Is It a Chewy or a Fidget? SentioCHEWS and KidCompanions Chewelry Chew Necklaces Are BOTH!

Is It a Chewy or a Fidget? SentioCHEWS and KidCompanions Chewelry Chew Necklaces Are BOTH!

Is It a Chewy or a Fidget? Both our lines of chew necklaces, SentioCHEWS and KidCompanions Chewelry, are sensory toys that are both used as a mouth fidget and a hand fidget. 

Now SentioLife Solutions, Ltd. has two very different chew necklaces in its COST, FEEL and its LOOK. Children with autism (ASD), sensory processing disorder (SPD), ADHD, Tourette syndrome, Down syndrome, FASD, etc. are very sensitive to certain materials and some prefer our original KidCompanions Chewelry on the market since 2007 while others really like our new SentioCHEWS. Our newest sensory toy was launched in Nov. of 2013. What is the story behind these two chew necklaces and are they used as a chewy, a fidget, or are they both?

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Off The Page Hi-Lo eBooks: Easy-to-Read, High Interest eBooks for Teens and Young Adults

We have found the most beautiful hi-lo eBooks by a company called Off The Page. Off The Page eBooks are fun, educational, easy-to-read books tailored to teens and young adult readers. The easy-to-read, high interest eBooks are made in New Zealand by Anne Russell and Rosemary Emery and used around the world. These beautiful eBooks are for adolescents and young adults with reading difficulties especially students with Down syndrome, autism, and learning disabilities. Make reading fun with these hi-lo eBooks designed with the needs and interests of mature students who are just beginning to read.

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Book Review of Sensitive Sam Visits the Dentist by Marla Roth-Fisch

Book Review of Sensitive Sam Visits the Dentist by Marla Roth-Fisch

All parents will be pleased to learn about this amazing kid’s book¬†on¬†visiting the dentist.¬†Sensitive Sam Visits the Dentist¬† written and illustrated by Marla Roth-Fisch helps all children¬†overcome their fear of visiting the dentist.¬† This beautiful children‚Äôs book is packed with hints for parents on making a visit to the dentist a better experience. It¬†is especially helpful for children with sensory processing disorder (SPD)¬†and other special needs.¬†Parents of kids on the autism spectrum appreciate Sensitive Sam Visits the Dentist because they can use it as a¬†Social Story to prepare their child for their appointments to the dentist.¬† ¬†

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Neutralizing Negative Messaging about Children with Autism by Lorrie Servati

Neutralizing Negative Messaging about Children with Autism by Lorrie Servati

The team at SentioLife Solutions, Ltd. thanks¬†Lorrie Servati for her post, “Neutralizing Negative Messaging about Children with Autism”.¬†It fits perfectly with our other posts of October¬†about bullying and cyberbullying¬†as this is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.¬†Children with Autism as well as other children with special needs are too often victims of bullying by their peers. Parents, other caregivers, and school staff have to be vigilant year round to protect the most vulnerable students who are taunted by others and they must act immediately to put a stop to this bullying.

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