Is your child: Constantly bumping into others or objects? Uncoordinated and clumsy? Constantly chewing on a shirt/pencil? Having difficulty attending and sitting still? All of these are signs that they may be in need of additional proprioceptive input to help calm and organize their body. Heavy work activities are also called […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen‐Year‐Old Boy with Autism and Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 by Naoki Higashida. These two books were written by a young man from Japan who has a diagnosis of severe ‘non‐verbal’ Autism. He learned to finger spell, and eventually to type. These books provide […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Ever wondered where to find accessible facilities and parks while touring around the city throughout the summer months? Look no further than Edmonton’s Community Facilities and Parks Accessibility Guide. A quick overview of accessible City of Edmonton play spaces can also be found below with links to directions via Google Maps: Accessible Indoor Facilities for Summer […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Here are some ideas for encouraging positive behaviours: Follow a daily routine and have a set bedtime ritual. Children feel more secure when they know what is going to happen next. Set clear specific house rules and have a family discussion about the new rules. Praise and reward your child whenever you see them engaging […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Here are four fun Spring activities to enjoy with your children over Spring Break, or on weekends: Play on the Playground Playgrounds offer excellent opportunities for peer interaction and movement that improves muscle strength, balance, and coordination. Take a Walk Walking is a great time to bond with your child while encouraging physical activity. Go […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Touching the inside of a pumpkin is one of the ultimate tactile experiences. Cut the top off a pumpkin and let your children put their hands inside. Ask them to separate the seeds to bake for a snack (only if they are able to chew hard textures). If touching the inside of the pumpkin is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Does your child have a favourite book that he/she asks you to read to them? Here are ways to make that book a great learning opportunity for your child while keeping it exciting for you too! DAY 1: Read the book to your child as you normally would. DAY 2: Read the book again, this […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Are you or your child having issues sleeping through the night? Try out the following tips and let us know if they work: Try to go to bed at the same time every night. Make sure the room is dark and quiet. Keep a cool and comfortable room. Do relaxing things such as listening to […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.