How do you discipline a child with special needs? Or, as some might ask, SHOULD you discipline a child with special needs?
Self injurious behaviors are, unfortunately, not unusual for kids with special needs. These behaviors could be anything from biting, hitting or even banging their head on the walls or furniture. Here are some tips to help you sort through why your child is displaying the behavior and how you can help them stop.
Parents who are trying to determine whether their child's behaviors are related to their visual impairment, or a symptom of autism, benefit from Mary's story about learning to identify her own daughter's purposes for self-stimulating activities.
Sometimes children with vision impairments can find it difficult to be around other children. If your child has this problem, then you know how hard it can be when your kid can't go to the park or be anywhere near other kids! We'll give you some tips to help you overcome this issue.
The Kore Wobble Stool design gently rolls with your child's natural movements, so he or she stays supported and comfortable while they wiggle around.
For children who struggle to process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights.
Find a list of of sensory activities along with ways to make them more calming or more alerting and information about which sensory system they target. Try them out and see which work for you!
Understood is an online resources that offers a parent toolkit with valuable resources for learning about diagnoses, IEPs, and more!
This handy system can help you find your child if he wanders off! Just keep the QR Code on his person (as a tag or on clothing) and anyone who finds him can scan the code with a smart phone to get up-to-date information about where you are!
In this webcast, Sharon Sacks discusses the importance of including social skills instruction when teaching children who are blind or visually impaired.
Behaving properly is like playing a game: You need to learn the rules in order to fit in to society. But if your child is blind, how do they learn the rules?
Collect sticky and gooey toys and throw them all in one box. You'll create a sensory toy that will help your child learn to love sticky things.
How can you teach your blind child about sex? Pictures and descriptions aren't going to be enough. Learn how to teach about gender difference, right and wrong touch, and other rules of sexuality.
Mary McDonach takes on the difficult topic of empathy by breaking down its components and identifying how a blind child's experiences affects their ability to understand walking in another person's shoes.
Nowa Li: Socks with mocassin bottoms that are great for your special needs child's sensitive little feet!