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Health & Nutrition, Special Needs
How Do Doctors Test a Baby’s Hearing?
A newborn hearing test is an important screening test to evaluate for hearing loss. An early diagnosis can help prevent further hearing loss.
How to Support Children with Disabilities to Be Physically Active
Regular physical activity offers numerous benefits for all people. It's important to find ways to include disabled children in physical activities so they can experience these benefits too.
Health & Nutrition, Special Needs
How Do Doctors Test a Baby’s Vision
A complete eye exam is a good way to test a baby’s vision and overall eye health.
Feeding and Eating, Health & Nutrition, Special Needs
Does the Ketogenic Diet Work for Kids with Epilepsy?
If your child has epilepsy, a ketogenic diet may reduce their seizures. Learn everything you need to know about a keto diet in this guide.
Special Needs, Visual Impairment
Understanding Early Childhood Blindness: Causes and Diagnoses
Vision impairment in young children can be caused by congenital and acquired conditions. Many services are available to help children with low vision achieve their healthy best.
Sleep, Special Needs
How The Safety Sleeper® Transformed My Family (And Saved My Daughter From Getting Trapped At Night)
After a terrible experience with another special needs bed, Rachel finds that the Safety Sleeper bed solves all her bedtime woes!
Hyposensitivity vs Hypersensitivity: What’s the Difference?
Have you been told your child has sensory processing difficulties? Read on to learn the difference between hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity.
Weighted Vests for Kids: Benefits, Strategies & Guidelines
Weighted vests are a sensory tool that give your child all the benefits of a soothing, comforting hug and can decrease anxiety and improve self-regulation.
Tactile Art, Visual Impairment
Accessible Origami for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Accessible Origami provides basic text-only step-by-step instructions on how to fold popular origami figures for people who are blind or visually impaired.
Tactile Defensiveness in Children: Strategies to Help
Concerned about your child’s strong reactions to being touched? Learn more about tactile defensiveness and how you can help your child manage their response to sensory information.
Hand Flapping and Autism: How Are They Related?
Hand flapping is one type of repetitive movement that provides sensory stimulation and comfort. Find out more about the connection between hand flapping and autism.
Insight Beyond Eyesight
Insight Beyond Eyesight provides support, information, and networking for Jewish individuals who are visually impaired and their families.
Feeding and Eating, Special Needs
Reusable Food Guards Prevent Spills!
Using a plastic food guard can help your child feed themselves independently while avoiding spills and messes!
Assistive Technology, Visual Impairment
BlindShell Accessible Cell Phone
The BlindShell Accessible Cell Phone, with a tactile keypad, large screen, and enhanced voice control, is the perfect phone for those blind users.
Assistive Technology, Special Needs
Switch-Accessible Smoothie Activity For Special Needs Kids
Switch play can include interacting with online switch activities, activating musical toys, or even controlling kitchen appliances like blenders.
Product Reviews, Special Needs
SAMi-3 Seizure Monitor Review
The fully customizable SAMi-3 seizure monitor can alert you when your child has a seizure while also minimizing the number of false alarms you receive.
Your Child’s First SLP Evaluation: What to Expect
Speech-language pathologists will conduct an initial evaluation to determine how a child is using language, understanding language, and interacting with others.
Developing Multisensory Skills in Blind Babies
Multisensory play, combining sounds and touch, and encouraging reaching and exploration can help your blind baby develop better spacial awareness.
14 Tactile Input Activities, Toys, & More
Tactile input is important for the healthy development of every child. Try these activities and toys at home to engage your child's tactile system.
5 Benefits of Skin-to-Skin Contact for Babies With Special Needs
Skin-to-skin contact is particularly important for babies with special needs, such as premature babies, babies with disabilities, or babies in the NICU.
Habilitation vs Rehabilitation: What’s the Difference?
Habilitation and rehabilitation are services that often fall under the same umbrella. Curious to know how they differ? Read on below for more information!
Managing Repetitive or Stereotyped Behavior in Autism
Struggling with repetitive behaviors in your child with autism? Learn how to understand and manage these behaviors.
Potty Training, Product Reviews, Special Needs
Peelaways Disposable Bed Sheets Review
Changing sheets and cleaning up after bedwetting can be a challenge. Peelaway disposable bed sheets are waterproof and make changing sheets easy!
7 Winter Must-Haves for Kids in Wheelchairs
Winter can be challenging for parents of kids in wheelchairs. Luckily, there are things you can do to keep your child warm and safe in the winter.