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7 Sensory Snacks for the Super Bowl

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7 Sensory Snacks for the Super Bowl

One of my favorite parts about Super Bowl Sunday is enjoying all the snacks. Why not teach some valuable life skills by making entertaining Super Bowl snacks?  Garner some good ole sensory input and fine motor fun with these great recipes!  Each activity involves planning, internet searching, shopping, measuring, and cooking.  Don’t forget the value in learning the clean up by washing, drying and putting away the dishes.

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Smoother Transitions for Children on the Autism Spectrum

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Smoother Transitions for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Most children can negotiate transitions without much difficulty. If a child does protest, it is usually because they are being asked to move from a desirable activity to a less desirable activity.  However, for children on the spectrum, transitions (of all types) can be quite challenging. Even relatively straightforward directions such as  "Get your shoes on. 

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Tips For Teaching Personal Hygiene Independence

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Tips For Teaching Personal Hygiene Independence

Whether your child is a toddler or an adult, there is always room to focus on
personal hygiene. For many, taking care of one’s personal needs can be
challenging and/or seen as unnecessary by the individual...

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The Benefits of Yoga For Children with ASD

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The Benefits of Yoga For Children with ASD

As a speech/language pathologist, I became aware of the many opportunities to enhance a child’s speech/language skills through the practice of yoga.  Children can actively learn directional terms such as “in front/in back, next to, top/back, middle, right and left”. Social language skills are enhanced by introductions/comments during icebreaker activities and partner poses. Mindful listening games promote auditory awareness, discrimination and joint attention. Children improve body awareness and imitation skills while moving into different postures. They also increase awareness of the different parts of their body.

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Self-Regulation: The Key to Managing Behavior

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Self-Regulation:  The Key to Managing Behavior

But how does this happen? How do individuals learn to manage their own behaviors when professionals often can’t even do it?

The answer lies in a skill known as Self-Regulation. 

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