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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Changing How the World Views Autism by Jodi Murphy, Geek Club Books

Changing How the World Views Autism by Jodi Murphy, Geek Club Books

The team at SentioLife Solutions thanks Jodi Murphy, founder of Geek Club Books, for this excellent guest post she titled “Changing How the World Views Autism”. Geek Club Books focuses on innovative, entertaining autism education. The Mighty web site explains that Geek Club Books tells the stories of autism through apps, curriculum, digital media, and webisodes to change perceptions

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Associated Cerebral Palsy Conditions and Disorders by Alex Diaz-Granados

Associated Cerebral Palsy Conditions and Disorders by Alex Diaz-Granados

Cerebral palsy is a motor disorder that affects muscle movement and control, but along with the classic symptoms, such as spastic movements and exaggerated reflexes, there are numerous other conditions that children may develop. Some children may acquire a variety of associated conditions, whereas others may only have a few. Cerebral palsy, as well as

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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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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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Finger Picking or Skin Picking “Habits” That Are Difficult to Break by Bill Nason, MS, LLP

Finger Picking or Skin Picking “Habits” That Are Difficult to Break by Bill Nason, MS, LLP

I just found a very informative page on Facebook, it is the “Autism Discussion Page – Helping Your Child Feel “Safe, Accepted, and Competent”.  This page was developed by Bill Nason, MS, LLP to discuss tools that help children on the autism spectrum feel safe, accepted and competent. Although each child is different, with their unique strengths

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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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Understanding Schizophrenia: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Understanding Schizophrenia: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

A post to help in understanding schizophrenia, a mental disorder that generally appears in late adolescence or early adulthood – however, it can emerge at any time in life. It is one of many brain diseases that may include delusions, loss of personality (flat affect), confusion, agitation, social withdrawal, psychosis, and bizarre behavior. On the Schizophrenia Society

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Pretend Sensory Gardens to Stimulate the Senses

Pretend Sensory Gardens to Stimulate the Senses

Why make pretend play sensory gardens? We all learn about our surroundings through our senses; therefore, the earlier your child has a chance to explore the world around him through play the better start in life he will have. Your goal is to provide activities to stimulate the senses that is turn help your child learn about his surroundings. Children learn by using all their senses; therefore, plan intentional opportunities for children to actively use their senses as they explore the world, starting with their pretend sensory garden.

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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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