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  • 6 Benefits of Chores for Your Special Needs Child

    Giving your special needs child some chores to do around the house can be beneficial not only for you as a parent (saving you time), but also for your child. Your physical therapist may even recommend some chores that will help to develop fine motor skills in your child. If you need some additional tips […]

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  • Tips For Helping Your Autistic Child Transition Back Into School

    Nudging a child with autism back to school after a summer break may seem akin to finding the elusive Wizard of Oz at the end of the Yellow Brick Road. It’s a journey often fraught with tension and tears. You have likely traversed a lengthy path of evaluations to reach this point; you’ve dotted your […]

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  • Does My Child Need Speech Therapy?

    Being able to effectively communicate is crucial for people of all ages. It is especially important while a child is still growing and developing. There are several signs you should be aware of that may indicate your child needs speech therapy. Is Your Child Difficult to Understand? This is often the first sign that a […]

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  • How to Help Your Child Cope with a Traumatic Event

    Traumatic incidents can happen to anyone. A child, however, lacks the coping skills that adults have and are particularly vulnerable to traumatic events. You may feel powerless when your child goes through a traumatic event such as a death in the family or a violent attack. A child may often feel confused and overwhelmed when […]

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  • How Good Nutrition Can Manage Your Child’s ADHD

    There is no “miracle” cure for ADHD, but giving your child a well-balanced, nutritious diet goes a long toward helping him improve his focus and curb behavior problems. Just as most kids’ behaviors are impacted by food choices, a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder becomes more patient and less impulsive when eating more of […]

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  • How to Prevent Caregiver Burnout

    Taking care of a loved one is something many people are doing or will do at some point in their lives. If you are currently in the role of caregiver you know how stressful it can be. It’s imperative to take care of yourself both physically and emotionally. There are several things you can do […]

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  • What are Executive Function Skills?

    Certainly, you’ve heard of executive functioning, but what exactly is it? Executive functioning skills are the set of cognitive skills that regulate and control abilities and behaviors, such as motor skills, memory and attention. These skills also assist with helping to manage, organize, plan and retrieve information. When there is no pathology, the brain automatically […]

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  • Get Help for Gross Motor Concerns

    Gross motor skills require the use of the large muscles in the body. These skills include actions such as, walking, climbing stairs, holding objects, balancing and much more. Gross motor skills are essential to many daily activities. You may have a concern with your gross motor skills due to an injury, abnormal muscle tone, neurological […]

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  • Get Help For Fine Motor Concerns

    Unlike gross motor skills, fine motor skills are the small movement of fingers, hands and wrists. Fine motor skills include things like holding small items, buttoning shirts, cutting with scissors, keyboarding, eating and writing. These tasks require strength and coordination of small muscles. Fine motor skills are critical to everyday activities. The hands are needed […]

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  • 5 Benefits of Chores for Your Special Needs Child

    When the dishes have piled up, the windows feature fingertip art, the floors have several days’ worth of grime, and you haven’t found time to fill the dog bowl, who can you call on to help? Your children!   Sure, doing it yourself is probably easier, quicker, and more to your liking. However, children of […]

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