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Sensory Integration and Special Needs in the Dental Office

Sensory Integration and Special Needs in the Dental Office https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/sensory-integration-in-dental-office/

Most people have some degree of aversion to the sensory-rich dental experience. The sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and metallic instruments are literally in our faces.  We can’t move or escape, while the dentist contorts our lips, sprays water while our mouths are open, and we try to breathe and communicate. It’s a challenge whether special […]

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Autism and ADHD: Do You Know How to Help with Co-Occurring Conditions?

Autism and ADHD: Do You Know How to Help with Co-Occurring Conditions? http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-adhd-co-occurring-conditions

Among school-age children, an estimated 11 percent are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  What most parents, teachers, and school counselors may not realize is that children with ADHD may also manifest symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Having two or more co-occurring diseases or disorders is defined as being comorbid or having comorbidities. […]

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10 Digital Tools That Can Help Your Special Needs Child

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In my practice as an educator, I worked with children who had different needs, as well as different strengths, that balanced their shortcomings.  No child is the same as the other, autistic or neurotypical, so it’s very difficult to generalize.  I should mention, however, that my experience is mostly with children of preschool and elementary […]

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