Planning a family vacation or a trip to Disneyland may be more of a challenge for a child with special needs. Parents need to take into consideration everything from nutritional and medical needs, sensory stimulation and wheelchair accessibility. But popu..
An overview of risk factors that help explain the epidemic of obesity within the special needs community. “There are so many factors that have to be dealt with, particularly when you get into the more severe level of disability where there are physical,..
A special experience for any child is a visit to a local movie theater to watch a film with their family. For a child with special needs or a sensory processing disorder, a visit to a local movie theater isn’t the typical fun experience and may be f..
1) Check for Potty Training Readiness Look for these signs in your child to see if they exhibit potty training readiness: Communicates needs Follows Directions Interest in underwear and toilet habits of others Simple dressing skills (able to pull elastic-..
Strolling down the aisles of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, one notices the proliferation and continuing trend of three dimensional or 3-D products ranging from televisions, video game consoles and 3-D glasses for computer use and movie..
A further investigation of the impact obesity has on the growth and development of children with special needs. “Childhood obesity, because it tends to track into adulthood and is itself a risk factor for the most prevalent chronic diseases, may represe..
Good Night, Sleep Tight, and Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite: Establishing positive sleep patterns for young children with ASD
Most parents have had some experience with a child who has difficulty falling asleep, wakes up frequently during the night, and/or only sleeps a few hours each night. Temporary sleep difficulties are an “expected” phase of child development. Ongoing a..
Getting your child to sleep is one of the most difficult tasks for Parents. If your child has special needs, this becomes a sometimes impossible task. Establishing a bedtime routine can sometimes make it easier for your child to fall asleep. Here are some..
Typical Sleep Patterns – Babies and Toddlers Age of Child Daytime Sleep Nighttime Sleep Total hrs sleep/age 1 week 9 hours 8 hours 17 hours 1 month 8 hours 8 hours 16 hours 3 months 6 hours 9 hours 15 hours 6 months 4 hours 10 hours 14 hours 9 month..
Incluso antes de que su bebé naciera, probablemente usted se preocupaba por brindarle el alimento que el bebé necesitaba para un desarrollo sano. Ahora, su niño se ha unido a la mesa familiar. Puede enfrentar una lucha cuesta arriba al tratar de persua..