Children Allergies Can Do More than Make One Sneeze by Sara Dawkins

Children Allergies Can Do More than Make One Sneeze by Sara Dawkins

Allergies can have a variety of causes within the home. These allergies can produce anything from a sneeze to more detrimental afflictions such as nausea. Some allergies can go so far as to even simulate mental illnesses. Although some of them can be easily spotted, others may take a great deal of effort to discover. If your child is experiencing an allergic reaction of varying degrees, would you be able to identify the source?

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Listen to “Create Communication Breakthroughs” from Tali Berman & Sign-up for “ICAN!” Jumpstart

Listen to “Create Communication Breakthroughs” from Tali Berman & Sign-up for “ICAN!”  Jumpstart

Hello parents and professionals,

My colleague, Tali Berman, is an autism specialist and author of, Play to Grow! Over 200 Games Designed to Help Your Special Child Develop Fundamental Social Skills.  Tali had the amazing experience of launching her FREE training “Create Communication Breakthroughs” to over 500 people from 30 different countries on Thursday, June 20th.

In case you did not sign up, she did not want you to miss out.

You can download the recording and your accompanying Action Guide right here, FREE:

LISTEN NOW!

On this call she also opened doors to her “ICAN!” Jumpstart  4 week- virtual program, beginning Tuesday, July 2nd.

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Gentle Reminder: FREE Communication Training – TODAY – June 20th 2013 with Tali Berman!

Gentle Reminder: FREE Communication Training – TODAY –  June 20th 2013 with Tali Berman!
Dear parents,

It’s Lorna here with a gentle reminder that the FREE live Communication Training,
“Create Communication Breakthroughs: Learn 3 critical strategies so your child can understand and be understood – without the tantrums and frustration”
with Tali Berman (Autism specialist/author and leader of ‘The Autism Empowerment Telesummit”) is today- Thursday, June 20th, 11am PST/2 pm EST. **Click here to find out what time this is in YOUR time zone.***She’s going to walk you through her step-by-step system and show you how to:

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5 Simple Ways to Make Your Baby Laugh and Smile

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Baby Laugh and Smile

I remember when my daughter was born and just a few months old. I had not been around babies much in my life at that point and I did not really know what made them tick. I was in love with my daughter and everything she did was amazing and beautiful to me. I remember the first time I heard her laugh. If you have ever heard a baby laugh a full on belly busting laugh you know that it is the most precious thing you have ever heard. You cannot keep from laughing yourself when you hear their laughter. I do not mean just a giggle or a coo; most of you know what I am talking about.

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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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Water Safety Skills ~ A Parent’s Responsibility

Water Safety Skills ~ A Parent’s Responsibility

A summer family activity often means swimming at a pool, lake, river or beach.  Regardless of the location, the same water safety rules apply.  Many things that happen to our children are beyond our control but being safe around water IS entirely in the hands of parents. Water safety is a life skill that our children will  in turn hand down to their kids. Drowning is the second most common cause of death from injuries among kids under the age of 14. For every child who drowns, another five are hospitalized and another 16 are treated for submersion injuries. Take water safety seriously, teach it to your children and know your child’s safety near water is YOUR responsibility.

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Hope For Evangelina a Child with Special Needs

Hope For Evangelina a Child with Special Needs

Are you parenting a child with special needs? We often get emails from families struggling emotionally and financially because of chronically sick children. Often these messages are emotional. Nothing can be worst for parents than caring for a very sick child.

My post today is about such a family. As a Canadian, I am usually stunned at the financial hardship that my neighbours to the south endure. This story is no exception.

Hope For Evangelina a Child with Special Needs was written by Mom Amanda, using a MOBILE PHONE. Complete with vivid images, her message brought up the memory of my own 30 wk premie. Their financial and family issues are unlike ours, but the helplessness of having to watch your child struggle, is shared. Many of you will also empathize, Evangelina pulls at the HeartStrings…

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A Father’s Moment by Patrick Paulitz

A Father’s Moment by Patrick Paulitz

All of us make daily choices in life. Most of these choices are trivial, like what to have for dinner or what color socks to wear. Other choices are more life-changing, like whom to marry, where to live, or what house to buy. Sometimes, choices are made which at the time seem to be in error, but allow us, if our ears, eyes, and mind are open, to learn about life, our children, ourselves. Sometimes a wrong turn can lead to nothing less than a miracle.

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5 Ways to Ensure Your Child’s Obesity by Allison Foster

5 Ways to Ensure Your Child’s Obesity by Allison Foster

We were pleased that Allison Foster contacted the folks behind KidCompanions Special Needs Blog to offer a guest post on a very important topic: child obesity! Recently I read an article that claimed that child obesity is a form of child abuse if the child does not have a medical condition that causes a child to gain wait or is taking medication with weight gain as a side effect.

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My Child Does Not Like Sports or Any Physical Activities: Now What?

My Child Does Not Like Sports or Any Physical Activities: Now What?

If you’re a parent, chances are you’re constantly advocating for doors to open for a better life for your child. A fit child has the odds stacked in his favor for a better life everything from a hearty appetite, to increase attention for seat work,  to a good night’s rest. Also physical activity is important because usually inactive children are likely to become inactive adults. Parents can be role models for an active lifestyle. Lead by example, make physical activities a family affair and best of all play and have fun!

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Homework: Chunk and Time It, Use Visual Structures – Organizational Skills Part 3

Homework: Chunk and Time It, Use Visual Structures – Organizational Skills Part 3

This is part 3 of Marcia Garcia Winner‘s article on Teaching Organizational Skills to Individuals with  autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Her article benefits all students who lack this much needed skill not only students with autism spectrum disorder; therefore, teachers, parents, and all who live or work with an individual who needs to learn organizational skills that include Executive Functioning will benefit greatly from Garcia’s sound and sage advice. Part 3 has tips on how to self-organize to complete homework on time for students with weak organizational skills who and are unable to interpret and predict deadlines.

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