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..
John grew up running bases and fielding baseballs on his Little League Baseball team. He looked back with fondness on his childhood memories and could not wait to share the experience with his son, Adam. When Adam was diagnosed with autism, John thought t..
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-..
Dr. Grace Gengoux is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) with expertise in the clinical evaluation and ..
POLICE OFFICER If I am lost or need help, I can ask a Police Officer. A Police Officer usually wears a blue or black uniform with a badge and drives a car with lights on the top. I should not be scared of a police officer because they are there to help me..
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..
Making Camps Accessible for All Families of children with an autism spectrum disorder are often faced with the dilemma of what to do over the summer. Where can my child go? What can he/she do? The answer is… just about anything, anywhere. And if a c..
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..
Dental Care for Children with Special Needs California Assessment of Children’s Oral Health: Dental Health Foundation, 2006. http://www.dentalhealthfoundation.org/topics/public/For%20web/DHF_2006_Report_tryfix1.pdf Children’s Dental Health in Santa Cl..
Balls of all sizes Ball Tower Suction cup balls Colorforms® Fingers Bubbles Big Cardboard Box Toys that vibrate for calming Chewies for stimulation Fidgets for hands (rattles) Books Songs Container Play Play-Doh® Kitchen with utensils Noisy puzzles Drum..