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5 Calming Bedtime Activities for Your Child with Special Needs
One of the most important steps to help your child with special needs sleep better is a consistent bedtime routine. This helps the brain and body wind down for sleep, and makes sleep predictable. For a child with special needs,
Foods to Avoid for Better Sleep
For many kids with special needs, a close look at the diet is important for a better nigh’s rest. The gut and brain are very closely connected. If something is in the digestive system that shouldn’t be there, it’s going
Visuals for Sleep Training
When teaching families of kids with special needs, the number one question that comes up is this: “Will my child understand what we’re trying to do?” The answer: you bet. But, you have to make it abundantly clear what is
Daylight Savings – Falling Back
November 3rd is the day we set our clocks back. For parents, that means mornings will get even earlier, nap schedules will get out of whack, and more. For kids whose schedules are not yet consistent, it’s even tougher. Here
Best Sleep Environment for Your Child with Special Needs
If your child with special needs struggles to sleep well, something that is often overlooked is the room itself. Your child’s room needs to be ideal for their sleep. Often, that means taking into consideration your child’s sensory needs, mobility,
Labels and Diagnoses – Why They Stink
In my years of working with kids with special needs, I’ve worked with children with all sorts of diagnoses and labels. Some kids just have one, others have many more! Often, parents are left with little hope from medical professionals.