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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Sensory Crate Holidays 2013, Sensory Gifts for Kids, Time & Money Savings for Parents

Sensory Crate Holidays 2013, Sensory Gifts for Kids, Time & Money Savings for Parents

Do you have a child with sensory processing disorder (SPD) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who cannot cope with the hectic holidays?  Do the holiday preparations and festivities mean just added stress to you and an upset, overwhelmed child even before you deck the halls with boughs of holly? Are you looking for the perfect sensory gifts for your child who hates the hustle and bustle of crowds or family reunions?

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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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Online Music Therapy Course for Autism – “Meet in the Music” by Esther Thane

Online Music Therapy Course for Autism – “Meet in the Music” by Esther Thane

Meet in the Music by Esther Thane, BMT, MTA  is a multi media course, packed with demonstrative videos and original compositions for downloads.  It is a resource and training tool for parents wanting to connect with their child with Autism through the power of music, using music therapy strategies one can do at home. Others that benefit include family members, behavioral interventionists, treatment team, and school aides.

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Carol Gray Social Story App – StoryMaker™ for Social Stories with Pictures,Text and Audio

Carol Gray Social Story App – StoryMaker™ for Social Stories with Pictures,Text and Audio

Folks behind our Special Needs Blog thank Carol Gray for informing us of StoryMaker™, the app for creating and presenting Social Stories™. StoryMaker is an app from HandHold Adaptive® and it includes exclusive content from Carol Gray, creator of the Social Stories methodology. The app is designed to help parents, educators and clinicians and is designed for an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. The following press release from HandHold Adaptive tells you the complete story.

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Parenting Children with Special Needs: Tips from Ellen Notbohm’s Books and Interviews

Parenting Children with Special Needs: Tips from Ellen Notbohm’s Books and Interviews

This post is to tell you about Ellen Notbohm and her books on parenting children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder. The goal of this blog and our Special Needs Book Review site is to help those parenting children with special needs.  For the launch of our new Special Needs Book Review site we  invited authors to participate in an Author Interview Series. This series has been so popular that it is ongoing. We ask authors to tell us about their books, their work, and their lives.

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June 27th Last Day of Fast Action Bonuses for ICAN! Jumpstart with Tali Berman

June 27th Last Day of Fast Action Bonuses for ICAN! Jumpstart with Tali Berman

Dear Parents and Professionals,

I know how easy it is to get whisked away by your busy life so I wanted to send you a quick reminder that the fast action bonuses worth over $400 (including a coupon code from KidCompanions Chewelry!) and a $100 savings on the ICAN! Jumpstart program ends today!

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Water Safety: The Ultimate Life Skill By James Ball, BCBA-D

Water Safety: The Ultimate Life Skill By James Ball, BCBA-D

According to the National Autism Association, drowning is the #1 cause of injury-related deaths in children with an autism spectrum disorder. Every year children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) die from drowning, when these children wander off and are attracted to the water. Children with ASD do not fear “death” the way we do. At early ages, they do not understand the finality of death nor are they afraid of those things that could cause death, like water.

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How One Teacher Made the Difference in this Autisitc Teen’s Life

How One Teacher Made the Difference in this Autisitc Teen’s Life

Pierrette and I thank Tracy Palmer for her guest post telling us her story and for sharing her beautiful poem for the teacher that made all the difference. Today I will post only part of her story, the part about how grateful Ms. Palmer is to the teacher that finally made a difference in their lives. During this first part of May, folks are sharing stories for Teacher Awareness Week and National Teacher Day  and Tracy Palmer’s poem if perfect to show the positive effect one caring teacher can have.

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Students with Autism: Take Advantage of Special Interests and Strengths

Students with Autism: Take Advantage of Special Interests and Strengths

Often caregivers, educators, and parents are not sure what is the best way to reach and help students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or Asperger’s syndrome. By taking advantage on a student’s special interest area (SIA) it allows them to interact with this student that in no other way would be possible. The child’s special interests can be integrated effectively into home, school, and community activities. Over fifty years ago, Hans Asperger (1991/1944) already knew that special interests are the key to fulfillment and maximized potential in children and youth with Asperger’s syndrome (AS).

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