Even after years of proven cognitive and behavioral research, there still exists a persistent stigma against individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD. Learning centers dedicated to special needs children agree that a lot of the general public still believe that people with ASD lack empathy and cannot comprehend emotions. However, this is just a stereotype and couldn’t be any further away from the truth.

While it is true that children with autism struggle in dealing with some aspects of empathy and do not fairly show outward emotions,  it does not mean that they do not have the ability to read emotions and empathize.

Often looking impassive and indifferent, these special needs children are usually the kindest, most compassionate people you’ll come across...

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC, there are about 6,000 babies born with chromosomal disorder, Down syndrome. This means approximately 16 babies are born with Down syndrome every day.

With the advancements and innovations in cognitive and behavioral therapies, several practices are now available to facilitate the development of children with Down syndrome around the globe. Parallel to this is the raised awareness, advocacy and the accessibility of therapy and learning centers, to accommodate these children’s needs.

Occupational therapy or OT is one practice that could be attributed to the facilitation and support for children with Down syndrome.

In this blog, we will be discussing the role of Occupational therapy for the furtherance of Down Syndrome and ...

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Our children are very precious to us. We’d do everything in our power to provide for them. As parents, we work hard in giving them the best education, a loving family, and a comfortable home. 

This is especially true for parents of children with special needs. Creating a home that’s conducive to their development is essential. After all, children are taught first at home, it’s just right to set up a healthy and nurturing environment at a place where they feel safe, secure and happy.

Several parents go to great lengths in creating a sensory-friendly home for their child. 

Provide a Sensory-friendly environment

Data from UNICEF points out that the family’s home plays a pivotal role in the survival and development of young children, the same goes for children with special needs...

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Every child is different. They have distinct likes, dislikes, mannerisms, and preferred learning methods. No two children are alike, yet all children have something in common- they are young learners. With this in mind, it is imperative to understand that whether you have sons or daughters who have different or special needs. 

And like most children in a classroom, there will always be kids who do not have a problem with being attentive in class, and youngsters who easily distracted and troublesome. The same fact goes for children with special needs. Whether it is ASD, Down Syndrome, and ADHD, each child has a different level of learning abilities and disabilities.  

In this blog, we will be discussing inclusivity in education for children with special educational needs or SEN.

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