The One Trait Every Special Needs Parent Has

The One Trait Every Special Needs Parent Has

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jockey. All opinions are 100% mine. As the mother of a child with special needs, the way that the Jockey #ShowEm campaign celebrates values like family, courage, and perseverance truly resonates with me. Our family’s journey hasn’t been easy, but we keep fighting on … Read more

Why Aquatic Therapy Is a Great Choice for Your Autistic Child

Is Aquatic Therapy a Good Choice for Your Autistic Child?

It goes without saying that Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is somewhat of a mystery. A child’s response to autism is as unique as the child — making treatment a challenge. Although the research is still out on why ASD exists, physicians and health care specialists offer many treatments to improve symptoms. Some children aren’t responsive … Read more

“A SECRET” Problem-Solving Method for Adolescents with Sensory Struggles

Problem Solving Methods for Autistic Teens

Excerpted with permission from The Out-of- Sync Child Grows Up: Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder in the Adolescent and Young Adult Years by Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A. © 2016 by Out-of- Sync Child, Inc. TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Adolescents and young adults with SPD frequently feel uncomfortable or get “stuck” in sensory … Read more

Create a Sensory Diet at Home

What is a Sensory Diet?

When it comes to the word diet, we often think of food. However, there is another very important diet that directly impacts our day to day functioning — a Sensory Diet which consists of activities that are chosen for a child based on their sensory needs. For this diet, our bodies receive sensations from our … Read more