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Heat Sensitivity and Kids with SPD

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Most kids with Sensory Processing Disorder (aka SPD) have issues with temperature regulation. Now that SUMMER is officially here, the climate change could pose some concerns for parents. Yet, how do kids with SPD typically respond to a “hot weather”? How can we help them cope? Here’s a useful link to discover and understand this subject…  Heat Sensitivity and Processing …

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Playground Equipment Boost Kid’s Vestibular System

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The vestibular system is an important part of sensory processing and development that helps in maintaining balance and movement. It regulates the position of the head in relation to the body during dynamic activities or when at rest. Building up the vestibular system promotes better functionality and quality of life. Kids’ vestibular system could be improved in various ways, even …

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The Benefits of Outdoor Play

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The warmth of summer is rushing in. School is over for most kids. Beaches, recreation parks, amusement centers, and other vacation sites are preparing for the surge of fun and playful activities for all ages. Both children and adults are surely excited planning for the much awaited summer break. Outdoor plays definitely make the list! Do you know that free outdoor play …

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10 Eating Out Tips for Autism Families

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Eating out is always a great way to spend quality time with the family. But what if one or some of the members have different preferences, interests, eating habits, or behaviors? Read the article below to learn more on how to handle your kid with autism in restaurants, change the “atmosphere”, modify feeding or eating techniques, and experience a hassle-free dining! (nom! …

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Playing On The Swings Linked To Developing Cooperation Among Kids

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Sensory Integration is a key component in occupational therapy. Here at Skills on the Hill, we facilitate sensory experiences through various play activities that help improve kid’s sense of touch, sight, sound, movement, and body awareness. One of the popular equipment we utilize is the “swing”. Clinical studies showed that playing on a swing is an effective therapeutic method. It does not only …

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5 Smart Strategies for Summer Learning

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Summer is just around the corner! I’m sure most families are excited about this season. Travel vacations, summer camps, and more playtime attract kids for sure. Although it gives a “good break” from school activities and homework, summer time could still be an opportunity for more experiential learning and discovery. There is still a lot of things to discover while having …

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Self-regulation for Kids

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Children are generally playful, active, and energetic. They love discovering new things and exploring various environment. Some people might ask, “What if the extreme behavior is too much? How can I help?”. Essentially, parent-involvement is very important. Support system must be in place. Things could get better with the right approach and intervention strategies. Here’s a link to practical tips in helping children develop self-regulation …

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5 Mothers Day Tips For Parents Of Children With Special Needs

5 Mother’s Day Tips For Parents of Children with Special Needs

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In general, Mothers are universal heroes. Their sincere dedication to family and kids is most notable. They wear many hats. They are the master of “multitasking”. They carry the banner of TLC (Tender Loving Care). Mothers are the epitome of genuine love – in all seasons. Being a mom is probably my favorite role in life! Likewise, Mothers and parents of children with …

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“Why You Cannot See My Daughter’s Autism” (a real mom’s view on High-Functioning Autism)

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High–functioning autism (HFA) refers to a type of autism characterized by high cognition or intelligence. Experts believe that people with HFA has an increased IQ level (70 or greater) compared to individuals diagnosed with other kind of autism. Although HFA has been associated with Asperger syndrome, some clinicians and healthcare specialists continue to debate on the issue. Moreover, studies showed that …

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“LEKA” cool robot toy for kids with Autism

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Check out this amazing robotic toy “LEKA” designed for children with Autism and other learning disabilities. This cool, programmable toy assists in developing learning and communication skills, which are some of the main concerns in schools and at home. “LEKA” could be one of those fun ideas to spark the interests of your children! (Credits to “Fast Company”)  “LEKA” – A …

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