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Monthly Archives September 2013

30 Tips to a Good Night’s Sleep for your Child with Special Needs

Children and adults with special needs are particularly prone to sleep problems, which can take its toll on the whole family. If your child isn’t getting enough sleep, it can impact on their mood and behavior … not to mention yours! The following tips for a good night’s sleep have been contributed to Netbuddy by parents of […]

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Astronaut Training for Sensory Integration!

In addition to playing a key role in balance, our vestibular system is essential for understanding our position in space, and setting up and supporting good visual skills. It influences our muscle tone and posture, sensorimotor integration, and basic attention and arousal. In combination with our auditory and visual systems, an intact vestibular system acts […]

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12 Activities to help your child with social skills

12 Activities to help your child with social skills Social Skills – Eye Contact, Reading and understanding social cues don’t come easy for children with special needs. Here are twelve activities that you can do with your child to help improve his or her social skills. If you have any resources or ideas to help […]

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Sensory Diet Activities

Proprioception activities– Proprioception has to do with body awareness (being aware of where your body is positioned in relation to other parts of your body). Receptors in the muscles and joints help to coordinate movements even without vision. Proprioception activities would include things like Pushing and pulling activities Squeezing toys or popping bubble wrap Wrapping […]

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