Sensory Integration otherwise known as Sensory Processing refers to the way our body system process and interpret sensations from our body and/or environment. In other words, sensory processing helps us to identify and give meaning to perceptions or physical things we come in contact with on a daily basis.
When a child or an individual is unable to appropriately receive or process sensory information, then he or she is said to be having a sensory integration disorder.
Basically, there are 7 sensory systems and each performs a specific set of functions. They include proprioception, vestibular, tactile, auditory, olfactory, oral, and visual.
The Proprioceptive System (Position Sense) Read More
This system controls how we perceive and react to our body position in space, the timing of movements, and th...
Anxiety is a common problem faced by both children and adults, but the situation becomes even more complicated when dealing with an autistic child.
In fact, the relationship between autism and anxiety is quite strong, such that most autistic children often exhibit different traits of anxiety, including emotional outbursts, social withdrawal traits, self-injury, dependency on schedule, and over-stimulation.
Handling anxiety in autistic children is a very critical issue but the good news is that it is manageable.
In this post, we will be examining the 5 techniques you can employ to manage anxiety in an autistic child:
Find Out The Triggers Read More
You can’t manage it properly unless you have an idea of what the triggers are...
As a parent, you love your child, that is a given, but to be able to take proper care of him or her, you must also take care of yourself.
If you are a parent managing a special needs kid, the first step to helping your kid is to ensure that you are physically and emotionally stable so as to be able to provide the same for your child.
In this post, we will be highlighting a few self-care tips for parents with special needs children:
Join Communities and Seek Professional Advice Read More
It is important to realize that you can’t do it alone, you need all the help you can get. Fortunately, nowadays, it is not too difficult to find communities for parents with special needs kids. The good thing about such communities is that you get to meet people that face challenges similar to what you are battling.
Taking care of an autistic kid comes with some challenges. Understanding your child’s condition and the extent to which he or she is affected will help you to know the next step to take. This is one of the reasons early diagnosis and intervention is encouraged.
In this post, we will be looking at what autism spectrum disorder is and why early intervention is critical:
What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Autism Spectrum Disorder also abbreviated as ASD means the entire range of characteristics that can be associated with an autistic person. Every autistic person exhibits specific traits and faces unique challenges, depending on the degree at which he or she is affected.
The most important point in the above explanation is that autism occurs in varying degrees... Read More