How to Make Simple No-Cook Playdough One of my favorite activities for bored kids is following a super simple no-cook playdough recipe. Have you looked at homemade playdough recipes recently? Most playdough recipes require you to cook the playdough, and
Toilet Training Disasters Whether or not you’ve already attempted toilet training or if you are just joining the potty party, your experience is likely to have been full of disasters (literally and figuratively!). Parents can start toilet training at any
Sensory Diet Sensory diet is one of the strangest terms in the field of special education. Over the years, I have learned that incorporating a sensory diet into my students’ daily schedules is essential. I bite my nails when I
Sensory Activities Parents have been asking for a list of sensory activities to do with their children. We recommend that you always ask a professional for guidance when creating a sensory diet. Here is a list of a few of
Top Five Fidgets for Kids with Autism The mass hysteria over the newest fidget trend is overwhelming. A popup shop on the corner of State Road and Brookpark in Cleveland is selling the fidgets out of a tent–it’s maddening! What
Positive Affirmations Research shows that daily positive affirmations are a great way to build confidence, increase positivity, and relieve worry. I created a jar of positive affirmations a few months ago specifically for a couple of my students who were
Tips for Anxiety – Schedule Worry Time All of our children have worries. But our children with autism seem to have giant worries. One method that I have found to be effective in addressing anxiety is to schedule worry time.
Benefits of Yoga for Children with Autism I have always incorporated exercise into the design of my early childhood schedules. Whether you call it gross motor, exercise, or sensory integration, it is essential for developing little minds and bodies. Over