Parents do everything they can to make life as simple and enjoyable as possible for their children. This involves building nurseries and even play rooms for youngsters who need help finding space to learn and grow. If your child is living with a disability, you may even find that you need to make some more significant changes to your home’s layout. Although adapting a home to suit the needs of a child with a disability can be complicated, there are many simple changes that you can make with very little budget and time to help get you started. Here are a few things you might need to consider.
Having a child with behavioural health problems can be a hard thing to deal with. However, there are some positive and productive steps that you can take to help set up your children for success and improve their quality of life. These tips can be helpful for any situation, but it can be especially beneficial for families who have dealt with alcohol or drug addictions. In these cases, it is important to remember that a parent with an addiction must first help themselves by working toward sobriety to truly also help their families in this way. Here are 5 ways parents can help kids with behavioural health problems.
Dental health is imperative for everyone, but for non-verbal children, parents everywhere might have a hard time instilling these crucial habits. Even those parents whose children only exhibit moderate or light symptoms of being on the spectrum can find visiting the dentist difficult, which is why if you have an autistic child it is best to follow this guide today.
Importance of Dental Health
Dental health is critical in children and adults. Healthy teeth indicate good health, but more importantly, the saliva acts as a defence against bacteria. Brushing too little or brushing too hard can complicate the process and result in an abundance of bacteria that impacts your health or your gums.
However, while there are certainly things that can cause a bit of pre-departure anxiety when prepping for an international move with your child—like breaking that well-established and hard-won routine, for a start—there are also solutions. There are always solutions.
So, take a deep breath and read on to see some of the potential stumbling blocks and how to resolve them…or at least scramble over them. Because knowledge is power, right? (Right?!)
Disclaimer: children with Asperger’s are not problems that need solving. However, their Asperger’s (especially when combined with an international move) can cause ‘problems’ to which there are some pretty simple resolutions.
Arah Iloabugichukwu is a former Water Cooler Gossiper turned Helicopter Parent. She’s also a Gym junkie, holistic medicine buff, and alternative parenting specialist. Arah writes about life from the perspective of her kitchen window. That’s where she keeps the wine.
9 Things You Need To Know About Childhood Apraxia of Speech
9.) What Is Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)?
Not to be confused with Acquired Apraxia which typically affects adult trauma victims, Childhood Apraxia of Speech is a rare neurological speech sound disorder in which the brain struggles with oral motor planning. Now talking may seem like a fairly simple process to those of us who’ve never struggled with a speech impairment, but the process is actually quite intricate, First, you subconsciously start with an idea of what you want to say. Then in the blink of an eye, you piece together a manual consisting of particular sounds and syllables, muscle movements, force needed to activate each muscle, appropriate timing, and a host of other specifications. This manual is what we’ll call a speech movement plan. The final step is to transmit the entire speech movement plan to the mouth, and Houston, we have lift off. It is believed that children with CAS struggle with the inability to transmit, create, and recall speech movement plans.More
Moving house is one of the most stressful life events we go through. For parents of a child with Asperger’s syndrome, moving day can feel like a personal Everest.
Establishing and preserving routine will have been a huge part of your family life so far, and the prospect of temporarily disrupting that can be daunting. However, with the right support and preparation, moving house can be an extremely valuable experience.
Demonstrate your strength as a team, and help your child become familiar with change in a supportive environment. By handling your house move like a pro, you’ll all be in a great position, ready for the next chapter.
Today I have a couple of videos to share as part of the Now Here Me campaign, set up by NHS Scotland to raise awareness and understanding of people using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
These videos explain very well in the AAC users own words, so are definitely worth a couple of minutes to watch.
It won’t be long before we start thinking about back to school. For those with children starting school for the first year, it’s always an exciting and a worrying time for both kids and parents. For families with children with special needs, sometimes the worry is a little more! Today I’m sharing my tips and the strategies that we are trying for our son who will be starting school in September with ASD. I’m happy to be joining together with other bloggers from the Kid Blogger Network who are all sharing their back to school advice and tips as well as offering an amazing giveaway for you all to enter!
Guest post from Dave at YourCub.com Do you love to play with your children? I know I do. But many of the toys that my preschooler likes to play with will only keep me engaged for a few minutes. You’ll find that the more educational and creative the task or the toy, the longer we […]
We all need a little help keeping our kids busy during this stay-at-home period, and Bing has plenty to offer to help out families with this. As well as over 100 episodes available on iPlayer, Emmy award-winning and BAFTA nominated family favourite Bing offers pre-school children and families multiple ways to keep busy and entertained during this […]
Activity and images provided by WAHACA AT HOME Make your own Piñata Looking for the perfect way to stop your kids smashing up the house? Here’s our step by step guide to making your own Piñata. STEP 1: Assemble your equipment You’ll need flour water newspaper balloons string scissors glue paint tissue paper and lots of […]
Right now we are in unprecedented times, with households across the UK going into our second month of ‘lockdown’ due to the Corona Virus outbreak. This break from the norm can be quite stressful for children – we don’t know when this situation is going to end, when we will see our families and friends […]
In case you’re in need of extra inspiration to fill these days during the lock down, here’s a quick list from Muddy Puddles who have shared some simple ideas that will help make the most of this time… Muddy Puddles is offering NHS and other health service workers 40% off on top of their online […]
Playing with your child helps with their confidence, development and overall wellbeing. Many parents make the mistake of trying to take the control of how their child plays. However, you should let them experiment with unstructured play, which allows them to go at their own pace and usually revolves around their interests at that moment. […]
Entertaining children is one of the toughest tasks. In order to maintain their full attention, they have to be mentally and physically engaged, but the task can’t be too challenging from the get-go. Initiating entertainment and maintaining entertainment is a challenge, no doubt, but it can be done. In a time where instant gratification is […]