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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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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SentioCHEWS OR KidCompanions Chewelry – Comparing Our TWO Oral-Motor Tools

SentioCHEWS OR KidCompanions Chewelry – Comparing Our TWO Oral-Motor Tools

In November of 2013 SentioLife Solutions, Ltd. that designed and sells KidCompanions Chewelry since 2007 launched their new line of oral-motor tool called SentioCHEWS.

Parents immediately asked how these two chew necklaces differ.  How do they compare in size, durability, and ability to satisfy the need to bite and chew?  Do SentioCHEWS have all the same features as KidCompanions Chewelry has that bring parents peace of mind?  AND the biggest eye opener/elephant–in-the-room is WHY the difference in price. Each SentioCHEWS costs you only $10,95 Canadian and our regular price for KidCompanions Chewelry is $17,49 Canadian.

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Tips to Make Halloween Fun for Children with Special Needs

Tips to Make Halloween Fun for Children with Special Needs

Oct. 31st, Halloween, some even call out to friends, “Happy Halloween!”  In my memory book,  as a special needs mom and as an elementary teacher for children with special needs, Halloween is anything but a happy occasion. How can parents and teachers make Halloween fun for children with special needs?  For many of our children and students with special needs, most holidays are difficult and Halloween is one of the scariest! Halloween could be tolerated if it was only a one day event but if you listen to your kids/students, the buzz about Halloween can be heard as soon as the October calendar page in opened.

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Anatomy of Special Needs Children by Masters-in-special-education.com

Anatomy of Special Needs Children by Masters-in-special-education.com

The majority of our readers are parents of special needs children. Raising children with challenging needs is not easy and the more others know about the many different needs these children have the more they will understand what their parents are going through. The Infographic that follows titled “The Anatomy of a Special Needs Child” lets you see very quickly all the different needs many children and their families deal with every day.

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How to Know if Your Special Needs Child has an Inclusive Education by Nicole Eredics

How to Know if Your Special Needs Child has an Inclusive Education by Nicole Eredics

Inclusive education is an approach to education that includes all learners, regardless of ability. It is not a program or teaching strategy. In fact, inclusive education is a school- wide philosophy that is practiced by all members of the school community. It’s benefits, too numerous to list, is regarded by special education experts, to be the gold-standard in delivering educational services to students with special needs.

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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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Sleep problems In Teens Helped by Lifestyle Changes and Changes to Their Bedroom

Sleep problems In Teens Helped by Lifestyle Changes and Changes to Their Bedroom

Is your teen always tired? Does your teen find it difficult to get going each morning and cannot stay focused on school work or homework? Is your teen anxious, depressed, and irritable? Has he difficulty making and keeping friends? Have you considered that all the above could be caused by not enough hours of sleep or poor quality sleep? Sleep problems in teens can be caused by lifestyle choices and having a sleep environment not conducive to sleep.

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Who Is Behind KidCompanions Chewelry and What Is Her Story?

Who Is Behind KidCompanions Chewelry and What Is Her Story?

Pierrette and Lorna d’Entremont, daughter and mother, are co-owners of SentioLife Solutions, the makers of the sensory tool line “KidCompanions Chewelry“. The original KidCompanions chew necklace was invented by Pierrette in 2007. Our sensory oral-motor tool is still made in Canada and sourced in Canada and the United states.  Our sensory chew necklace is a SAFE chewy/fidget that brings parents peace of mind and the user comfort, calming, and satisfying of sensory and fidgeting needs.

The following are questions you may have about KidCompanions Chewelry and how it came about.

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Benefits of Stress Relieving, Calming, Relaxing Music for the Whole Family

Benefits of Stress Relieving, Calming, Relaxing Music for the Whole Family

Life is too hectic and you don’t find time to slow down and smell the roses? Looking for a magic solution to defuse meltdowns and get your kids to wind down so they can go to sleep quietly and quickly? Are your older kids often at each other’s throats because sensitive ears cannot tolerate the surrounding sounds? Calming, stress relieving, relaxing music is perhaps just what is needed to manage inappropriate behaviors and bring smiles all around.

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Holidays Ring “Hollow” For Some Children with Special Needs

Holidays Ring “Hollow” For Some Children with Special Needs

Holidays and celebrations, like Easter, Thanksgiving, and birthdays, should be a happy time in families. When I think back to those days of celebration, when our children were growing up, the memories I have are not at all happy ones. Unfortunately holidays are often very stressful for many families of children with special needs like autism, Asperger’s syndrome, Tourette syndrome, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, etc. Why do these kids with challenging needs hate almost everything about family gatherings associated with celebrating holidays and birthdays?

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Teens with Special Needs Transitioning to High School

Teens with Special Needs Transitioning to High School

One successful Tweetchat for The Coffee Klatch  I had was with Julie Clark, author of Asperger’s in PINK: Pearls of Wisdom from inside the Bubble of Raising a Child with Asperger’s . Julie Clark’s book is a must read for all whose paths intertwine with a child who has Asperger’s sydrome. True, she wrote it based on the experience she had raising their daughter, Kristina, who has Asperger’s and sensory issues but there is a lot in this book for teachers, parents, grandparents, and all who work with or are raising children who have various special needs. Today you will learn more about Julie Clark, who is author, artist, advocate and mom. She will give us advice on teens with special needs transitioning to high school.

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