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Easy Ways to Create A Sensory Space for Kids with Autism

Easy Ways to Create A Sensory Space for Kids with Autism

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may have issues effectively processing sensory information and may perceive sensation differently. For example, a child may perceive touch sensation as painful or immediately become startled when touched.  Some children are extremely sensitive to noises such as the sound of a toilet flushing.  A child’s sensory needs and way… Continue Reading

Simple Ways to Help Relieve Your Child’s Stress: Calming Cookie Dough

Simple Ways to Help Relieve Your Child’s Stress: Calming Cookie Dough

If your child has autism, you are probably quite familiar with sensory processing issues.  Although sensory processing and autism are two separate entities, they often co-exist and each can further complicate the other.  Oftentimes, children with autism have greater difficulties regulating their emotions and behaviors because processing all the sensory stimuli in their world can… Continue Reading

10 Reasons Homeschooling May Be the Best Choice for Your Child with Autism

10 Reasons Homeschooling May Be the Best Choice for Your Child with Autism

Allow me to introduce myself.  I’m a former elementary school teacher who had no desire to homeschool.  However, the six weeks my son with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) spent in a regular preschool were the worst six weeks of our lives.  He became a completely different child.  Moving to a developmental delay preschool room helped,… Continue Reading