A Special thank you to Weighted Creations for supplying weighted blanket and lap pad product for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own. Have you heard of a weighted blanket? For a parent of a kid with special needs; it can be a heaven send. A blessing you never would have imagined. So lets...Read More »
Tutorial for making your own stretchy resistance bands for proprioceptive sensory input for fidgety kids and for kids with sensory processing disorder and/or autism. Includes suggestions on how to use them from And Next Comes L
Autism Spectrum Disorder & Music - It been shown how constructive music education is in all areas of cognitive development, but it also proves to be especially helpful to those with ASD. As showcased by this infographic, it basically boils down to the two most indicative symptoms across the spectrum of those with autism. Those being that ASD can be characterized mainly by poor ability to communicate and interact socially, along with being prone to repetitive behaviors and specific interests.
Weighted Blankets 101: When & How to Use Weighted Blankets
When the child is awake, drape it across his lap or around his shoulders. The deep pressure touch stimulation brought about by the blanket will produce serotonin in the child, which is a hormone that will help to calm him down and produce a happier frame of mind.