Travel Safety for Your Special Needs with Pediatric Car Seats

Posted on Aug 13, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

There is no more precious cargo we can transport than our children. As parents, it is our job to make sure we do everything in our power to make sure they are safe. This includes any type of special needs our child may require and that includes in the car. Matching the proper car seat to our children means that they will be properly secured and safe during any trip in the car.

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Posted in Car Seats/Vests

How to Help a non-verbal child speak

Posted on Aug 05, 2016 by Ayush Henry

There are children who face trouble in verbal communication. Sometimes they are shy and at other times they just don’t want to exert themselves. Parents must be aware of child’s need of verbal development through various strategies. There are several ways to develop verbal skills in non-verbal children.

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Posted in Assistive-Technology

Autism Friendly Room Decorations

Posted on Aug 04, 2016 by Ayush Henry

When we talk about autism friendly room, we are actually thinking about the complete environment and stimulus input autism friendly rooms can provide. Such room contains all the facilities and amenities that would be helpful to calm and relax an autistic child. Before designing the room, there are certain factors that need to be kept in mind.

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Posted in Multi-Sensory Environments

Autism: Myths & Facts

Posted on Jul 30, 2016 by Ayush Henry

It's not true that all children on autism spectrum are socially disconnected. They do struggle with social skills but that is because they are unable to communicate their desire in the very same way you do. They may seem shy or unfriendly.

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Posted in Assistive-Technology

Enhancing Your Child's Fine Motor Skills

Posted on Jul 12, 2016 by Taikhum Sadiq

Motor skills are the ability of an individual to successfully complete a physical task that requires the coordination of the muscles of the body. Motor skills are broadly divided into fine motor skills and gross motor skills. Running, jumping, walking, crawling, etc. are the gross motor skills whereas writing, eating, drawing, etc. are the fine motor skills.

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Posted in Motor Skills

Tips – Autism and Learning to Read

Posted on Jul 08, 2016 by Ayush Henry

Some children on Autism Spectrum may find the normal learning process challenging. What they need is the right teaching approach. Some changes in teaching methodology and patience can bring a drastic difference. Consider child’s interest, strengths and challenges to apply an easier learning process.

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Posted in Teaching

Best Ways to Communicate With Autistic Children

Posted on May 03, 2016 by Ayush Henry

It is very important to use simple sentences when talking to an autistic child, speak slowly and clearly. For example, rather than saying “Ben, put your shoes on. It's time to go out”, say “Ben, shoes” may be more effective. Point at shoes at the same time and use the child's name.

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Posted in Speech & Communication

Autism and Chewing

Posted on Apr 21, 2016 by Ayush Henry

Children on Autism Spectrum have a common habit of chewing objects. They chew because they like the sensation and stimuli they get from the behaviour. The objects could be cloths, pencils, toys or anything that they can get their hands on easily. This is a form of “Stimming” which is short for self stimulatory behaviour.

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Posted in Oral Motor Tools

Pets and Autism

Posted on Apr 08, 2016 by Ayush Henry

Children who are suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorder can be dramatically benefitted with pets. Pets may offer more than comfort. Kids with autism are highly individual and unique and pets can help them to improve the level of social interaction and bring about physiological changes.

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Posted in Toys

Great Holiday Gifts for Your Autistic Child

Posted on Nov 28, 2015 by Kevin Cleary

Well, it’s that time of year again. We all hit the malls looking for that perfect gift for our friends and family. For children that are on the autism spectrum, this time of year should be no different!! Many therapies involve play as a medium so finding a toy that is fun and therapeutically useful is a double win.

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