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 […]
Autism & Special Needs
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. […]
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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 […]
If bedtime is a battle, here are five tips from Antonia Chitty and Victoria Dawson, authors of Sleep and Your Special Needs Child that may help to make bedtime easier. Check what your child is eating during the day time. Some foods can give children a sugar rush and can therefore hinder a good night’s […]
Yesterday was the 2nd annual Apraxia Awareness Day, which here in the UK is known as Verbal Dyspraxia. I did mean to have a post prepared for the day itself, but better late than never! It seems like there are still a lot of people who are not familiar with Verbal Dyspraxia so it’s important to […]
At the moment Mr T is working on his pre-writing skills. He will be going to school in September so it’s perfect timing that he has really started to show an interest in mark making. To help encourage him, we have been working with him on the 9 pre-writing shapes: Vertical Line Horizontal Line Circle […]
I’m sure I have mentioned here before how we love Something Special. I think it’s brilliant to have a show so readily available on TV where we can learn more signs, and that has exposed more people to using Makaton outside of the Special Needs community. I also think it’s very positive to normalise Special […]
Telling the time is such an important skill to have growing up (without it, its impossible to master other important skills such as being on time!!) so I like to encourage the children with time telling and being aware of time, at the level they are each at. Mr Z at 5.5 years has been […]