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Self injurious behaviors are, unfortunately, not unusual for kids with special needs. These behaviors could be anything from biting, hitting or even...
6 Strategies for Addressing Self-Injurious Behaviors
[Editor's Note:] As we've worked over the years to find an accurate diagnosis for our son, Ivan, we've had numerous doctors and therapists mention...
Is My Blind Child Autistic? One Parent's Experience
Perkins Early Connections Conference
Behaving properly is like playing a game: You need to learn the rules in order to fit in to society. And there are so many rules! As the parent of a...
Manners Matter (excuse me, but they do!)
My son has septo-optic dysplasia and has no sight in both eyes. He doesn't talk very much on own (mostly repeats things or sings songs he likes) and...
What are some tips on introducing new toys to a blind 2 year old?
One in a Million Baby Podcast
I understand the concept of "terrible two's" but I feel like this is more than that. He has no interests in toys or moving around. He just wants to...
Are extreme tantrums throughout an entire day normal for a 2yr old who is blind?
I have a 2yr daughter that is born blind. She doesn't connect well with people. She swings and jumps and repeats words. Is that normal? She doesn't...
How to make sure if a blind child is not autistic?
Download a Printable IEP Organizer
The Wobble Stool is a great chair for kids who can't sit still! The Kore Wobble Stool design gently rolls with your child's natural movements, so he...
Kore Wobble Stool: A Chair for Kids Who Can't Sit Still!
I have a student on my caseload with septo-optic dysplasia. His classroom teacher reported to me that he is rolling around on the floor more this...
My blind student rolls on floor & when reaches another student he will scratch their...
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Yogibo is the manufacturer of several sensory products (much like bean bag chairs) for the home, school, and therapy center! The unique designs,...
Yogibo and Sensory Integration
My son has LCA and is still very young. He has a problems with loud and unfamiliar noises, also when a lot of people are talking at once in a room,...
My LCA son, still an infant, gets overwhelmed with loud/unfamiliar noises. Any articles...
A highly recommended book!! Forward by Temple Grandin! For children with sensory difficulties-those who struggle to process everyday sensations and...
Raising A Sensory Smart Child
I know he understands the word "no" and when i tell him to stop doing something. He is only developmentally around the age of 6 months.But he has...
How do I discipline my 4 year old who has been diagnosed with shaken baby syndrome, low...
How are you feeling right now? Excited? Agitated? Tired? Bored? Did you know that you are filtering sensory input all day, from the sound of running...
8 Calming or Stimulating Sensory Activities
They have a parent toolkit online with valuable resources for learning about diagnoses, IEPs, and more!
Understood: For Learning and Attention Issues
This company based in the UK makes solidly constructed spaces and beds to keep special needs children safe in their rooms. The stand-alone structure...
Creative Care Safe Spaces: Beds and Sensory Spaces for Special Needs Kids
My son is just three. He will be starting preschool in a few months. But I'm doing my research ahead of time. Austin is completely blind and also...
How to discipline a blind 5 yr old
This article looks at a day out with my daughter Scarlett and the potential hazards faced! It also looks at how a day planned by a Visual Impairment...
Self-Calming Mechanisms for Kids Who are Visually Impaired
Who doesn’t want a hug?? Well, for kids with sensory issues, anxiety or stress-related disorders, a hug might be as necessary as air or water, but...
Snug Vest for Sensory Integration
I work with a blind infant/toddler who bangs toys, books, and other objects on his forehead. The parent wants to know why. Other than being...
Why do blind infants bang their heads?
My 4 yr old grand son is completely blind. He does not like to wear socks. Weather permitting, should we continue to force him to wear socks?
My blind grandson hates wearing socks - what can we do?
QR Code iD can help you find your child or loved one if they wander off. Created by the mom of an autistic little boy who kept getting lost, QR Code...
QR Code iD: Finding Your Child When They are Lost
In this webcast from Perkins, Sharon Sacks discusses the importance of including social skills instruction when teaching children who are blind or...
Developing Social Skills in Children Who are Blind or Visually Impaired
He is displaying a new behavior. He is now wanting his hands inside his clothes so I have to constantly ask him to take his hands out. Once his hands...
I would like to know if anyone has seen this behaviour with their blind autistic child....
I have a little boy who is coming up on 3 years. He is blind and has taken to banging on all objects. Any ideas how I can stop this?
I have a little boy who is coming up on 3 years. He is blind and has taken to banging on...
My almost 2 yr.old has little vision. He is always licking everything...stove, fridge, walls, etc. How can I get him to stop?
My almost 2 yr.old has little vision. He is always licking everything...stove, fridge,...
He is scared by "celebration" sounds like "horray!" "Yeeeaaahhh!" And "wheeee". Also scared of cow mooing and snake hissing sounds.
My son with CVI is frightened by certain common noises. Any suggestions to decrease his...
Perkins has produced a new webcast on Issues in Social Skills & Sex Education. Tom Miller, who has been working in the field of education of...
Talking About Sexuality with Your Blind Child
He is in a world of not knowing anything but frustration, he bites himself all the time, very seriously down his entire arms, he sleeps curled up on...
My 15 year old nephew was born without any eyes, (only blank sockets) and does not hear,...
Perkins has just uploaded a new webcast with Dr. Timothy Hartshorne talking about behavioral difficulties in children with CHARGE Syndrome. Children...
Dealing with Behavior Issues in Kids who are Blind
Maybe this scene will make sense to you.... We're playing at the park in the late afternoon because that's when there is nobody there. It's just me...
Plays Well with Others: Helping Your Blind Child Develop Social Skills
We have a son of 18 months old who has retinal detachment in both eyes. He was operated on in India by a very good doctor. Our problem is he has been...
Help! My son is hitting his head and I'm worried he'll hurt himself!
What two words strike fear into every parent's heart? POTTY TRAINING! And this fear is even stronger for parents of stubborn children. You know who...
How to Potty Train a Stubborn Toddler
I used to have a serious problem: All of my shirt collars were stretched and warped. And do you know why? Because someone (I'm not naming names)...
My Favorite (Teething) Necklace!
Is your child clingy? Do people often say to you, "You've really got your arms full," or "That kid's got a great set of lungs!" while you try to...
Battling Separation Anxiety
We recently had the opportunity to attend the LCA family conference in Cleveland, Ohio hosted by the Foundation for Retinal Research. We had a great...
Teaching Your Blind Child About Sexuality
What do you believe is the single most difficult thing that we as parents have to teach our children? Could it be Toilet Training? Teaching a child...
I Feel for You: How to Teach Your Blind Child About Empathy & Social Interaction