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16 Ways to Advocate for your Child with Special Needs

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16 Ways to Advocate for your Child with Special Needs

Your child has been diagnosed with a learning disability and now you need to learn to decode the world of special needs and special education services. You then need to become the voice of your child. You need to become your child's advocate so that your child gets all the support they need to thrive. Being a good advocate for your child is the best way to ensure that your child receives all the services they need to lead a meaningful life.Advocating for your child with special needs can be hard work. These 16 things might be a great help...

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8 Ways to Support a Child with Special Needs at Home

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8 Ways to Support a Child with Special Needs at Home

As parents sometime we wonder how we can support our children who have autism and special needs. Supporting them can sometimes be a challenge, but they need all the support they can get because they experience things in their day-to-day life that you don’t. Whether it is help with their homework, shopping, or access to certain entertainment, there are a lot of ways that you can support them.  It’s important to find a way that works for them. Here are 8 ways you can support your child in this journey.  1. Stimming.  It’s not unusual for children with special needs...

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15 Ways to Increase Motor Skills in Children with Autism and Special Needs

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15 Ways to Increase Motor Skills in Children with Autism and Special Needs

Motor skills are simply our ability to move parts of our body. It's a term that can cover a wide variety of movements. It can include hand movements, the control of limbs, and precise actions of the whole body. Motor skills help us perform tasks that we might otherwise find difficult or impossible. They help us do things like write, type, or rake leaves. As children, our motor skills help us learn how to do basic things, such as how to walk, how to feed ourselves, and how to tie our shoes or hold pencils. Our motor skills later grow...

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9 Reasons Swimming should be taught to Children with Autism and Special needs

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9 Reasons Swimming should be taught to Children with Autism and Special needs

Children with Autism and Special Needs find water fascinating and this fascination can be dangerous especially if they have a tendency to wander. In a recent study, statistics show that autistic children are more prone to drowning. That's because these children are not vigilant about their safety and don't feel fear the same way that other children do. They seem to lose their sense of danger which can be a life-threatening situation. So teaching them to swim can be an important life skill which also has a lot of other benefits like:  1. Swimming is fun.  Swimming is a fun...

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9 Strategies to help your Child with Autism and Special needs, visit the Dentist

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9 Strategies to help your Child with Autism and Special needs, visit the Dentist

Many children are frightened of going to the dentist. And with good reason. Teeth cleanings and fillings often involve shots of numbing medication, bright lights, and mirrors. And while it is true that we would all prefer to avoid dental visits, the fact is that if we don’t get our teeth checked regularly they will suffer. And this is true whether you have autism or not. And it's hard for a toddler or preschooler to stay still for the examination and cleaning, so it’s hard for parents to hold them still.There are simple steps that can be taken to help...

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