Parenting a child with special needs can be very overwhelming and frustrating. It’s a daily struggle to control their behavior and understand their mind or actions and so parent’s often avoid going out and isolate themselves and their child in the fear of creating a public spectacle. Here are few tips to support you to […]
When is the right time to start speech therapy?
Parents should consider an evaluation if the child has not started saying at least one meaningful word by 12 months and is not using gestures like waving bye or pointing towards the desired object. By 18 months if the child prefers using gestures over vocalizations while communicating and has trouble imitating sounds, parents should consult […]
How to connect with your special needs child?
Understand their specific needs: Understanding your child’s sensory sensitivities as well as specific likes and dislikes in terms of food, clothing and other things can help them feel more comfortable in different environments by understanding their specific likes and dislikes. Be their teacher: As someone with a special needs child, not only are you a […]
Can I put my child in school?
A guide to pre-requisite skills for school: Sitting– One of the most important requirements in any school environment is that your child should be able to follow instructions and when asked to sit for at least 10 minutes to complete an activity. Self- care-Child should be independent or only partially dependent for self-care activities such […]
Relationship Development Intervention:￼
Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) is a family-based, behavioral treatment which addresses the core symptoms of emotional and social development in autism. What are the primary features of RDI: Parents are trained as primary therapists It promotes flexibility in perceiving social situations, coping with change, forming emotional connections by engaging with others It encourages child to […]
5 Tips for potty training your special needs child
Make a schedule of toilet breaks-Condition your child to sit on the seat after every 1-2 hours for a few minutes.This will train them to use the chair when they feel the need to go. Help them communicate the need to go– for a non-verbal child on the autism spectrum or with other special needs […]
How occupational therapists work for HANDWRITING?
Handwriting is an advanced skill that requires the coordinated application of visual, cognitive, motor and sensory abilities. Occupational therapy intervention: • By assessing a child’s visual motor integration, visual perception, cognition,language development, fine motor skills and sensory processing. This will identify the major deficits or difficulties the child has, which can then direct the therapies […]
How much screen time is healthy?
Parents are suggested to expose their kids to various sights, sounds, smells etc. in order to facilitate development in the first 2 years of their life. In the modern world, it is extremely hard to keep the screen time for kids regulated. Laptops, TV, mobile phones, tablets are all so easily available that every kid […]
The science and art of potty training
Are you changing fewer diapers lately? Is your child awaking dry from a nap? Do you find your child hiding when they need to pee/poop? If yes, then your child has reached the potty training age. Depending on the child’s development pace, the average age ranges from 18 months to three years. Following are some […]
6 Tips for managing challenging behaviors in your child.
Disciplining your toddler can be a tricky job. Toddlers have a very unique way of viewing the world. Some can be extremely headstrong while others can be extremely fluid with their opinions. Parenting is not all-size-fits-all. Every child has a distinct demeanor and therefore a unique parenting method is required to manage it . However, […]