SentioSTYLES 24″ Breakaway Lanyards On SentioCHEWS and Sold Separately

SentioSTYLES 24″ Breakaway Lanyards On SentioCHEWS and Sold Separately

The team behind Sentio Life Solutions, Ltd. is celebrating the launch of their newest, sensory, chewable tool, the SentioCHEWS! Not only will those who MUST chew, bite, or fidget have a more durable chew necklace pendant, they will also have SentioSTYLES colorful, breakaway lanyards of a longer length and strength. A few years of work have gone in designing SentioCHEWS, our new sensory, chew necklace that addresses severe biting tendencies in youth with special needs, and in finding the type of lanyard parents have been asking for.

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Solutions, Support, and Strategies Help Students with ADHD

Solutions, Support, and Strategies Help Students with ADHD

“The Body Affects the Brain as Much as the Brain Affects the Body.” Many students who have Attention deficit disorder/Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) are easily distracted, get angry quickly, experience mood swings and cannot focus and concentrate long enough to finish their work at school or at home.

Inattention in students with ADD/ADHD  will result in the following behaviors:

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Is ADHD a Learning Disability? Can a Child Have Both?

Is ADHD a Learning Disability? Can a Child Have Both?

What is Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? What is a learning disability? Can a child have both? Yes, a person may have ADHD and a learning disability. If parents feel something is not right with their child’s behavior or development they must have him evaluated by a medical doctor as soon as possible because there are effective strategies to help children cope with challenges.

Often the first evaluations help rule out what the child may not have such as problems with hearing, eye sight, health issues, allergies, thyroid problems, etc. This post also has 5 ADHD Myths parents should be clear about. Not knowing what is preventing a child from succeeding in school is frustrating for parents, for the child and for his teachers.

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How Is ADHD Diagnosed? by Tyler Clark

How Is ADHD Diagnosed? by Tyler Clark

If you have a child who seems to act out more than others or who has a difficult time concentrating on homework and other tasks it may be time to find out if they have ADHD.  ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and effects many child and even adults in our country. But how is this disorder diagnosed? Here are some things you and your doctor should be looking for.

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Hyperactive, Impulsive, Inattentive Children Often Become Adults with ADHD Too

Hyperactive, Impulsive, Inattentive Children Often Become Adults with ADHD Too

Hyperactive ~ Is your on-the-go child always on the brink of danger running and climbing, always in trouble, always fidgeting, always talking, wiggling and jiggling…?

Impulsive ~ Do you have a child whose teachers tell you he cannot sit still, he cannot stand in line, he cannot keep his hands to himself, he cannot stop blurting comments, he often has angry outburst and temper tantrums …?

Inattentive ~ Are you worried about your child who always seems to be dreaming, who is always behind in his school work, always seems to be late, to be moody, to be forgetful, and has, once more, lost or misplaced his homework, toys or books?

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Ways I Help My Six-Year Old Child with ADHD Cope in First Grade

Ways I Help My Six-Year Old Child with ADHD Cope in First Grade

It can take quite a bit out of you talking to my six-year old daughter with ADHD. She can change the subject instantly, which can confuse you quite well unless you’re adept to speaking her language. Conversation isn’t the only aspect of her life that is constantly in motion. Because of her lack of focus in school, we’ve had to develop means to help her. These few changes in our life have moved her from being behind the rest of her class to maintaining a reasonable level of education.

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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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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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A Smooth Transition to a New School Year Starts in the Spring

A Smooth Transition to a New School Year Starts in the Spring

Are your summer months marred by a child’s anxious questions about his next school term? Is the first day of school marked by tears and meltdowns? Is the Fall term at school a failure due to stomach aches and headaches resulting in many absent days? What can parents do to make the transition to a new school year or a new grade easier for the child and themselves? Back to school is always a big transition because your child needs to cope with a new teacher, more academic demands and probably a changing social circle. Timely preparation can make all the difference your child needs.

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Diagnoses of Autism, Dyspraxia, Sensory Issues, and ADHD in Final Year of School

Diagnoses of Autism, Dyspraxia, Sensory Issues, and ADHD in Final Year of School

Can you believe this, my teen son got diagnoses of autism, dyspraxia, sensory integration difficulties, and ADHD in his final year of school! Pierrette and I thank Tracy Palmer for her guest post telling us her story and for sharing her beautiful poem. Dyspraxia is a learning difficulty affecting some skills and abilities, including balance and coordination.

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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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