Tag: autism


College and Autism – Is It Possible? Education

College and Autism – Is It Possible? Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature college and autism in this guest post. While many of the recommendations below are great for select children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning challenges and learning disabilities. Some parents don’t believe their child will ever go to college once they have been diagnosed as being...

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Using Beach Home Therapy Camp for Sensory Integration, Social Cues and Non-Verbal  Children Sensory

Using Beach Home Therapy Camp for Sensory Integration, Social Cues and Non-Verbal Children This article provides helpful Beach Home Therapy activities and resources for non-verbal children and children who struggle with social cues and speech and language. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. The brain is an amazing organ that controls all the functions of the body. Among all the jobs it does, for...

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Learning Assessment: Who is Qualified to Diagnose my Child’s Learning Challenge and Where do I begin? Education

Learning Assessment: Who is Qualified to Diagnose my Child’s Learning Challenge and Where do I begin? This article provides helpful information regarding who can conduct a learning assessment or provide an official diagnosis for a child’s learning challenges. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. A happy, social five-year-old boy walks into his kindergarten classroom for the first time (we will call him Jake). It...

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Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children Sensory

Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children This article contains helpful information about Angela Hanscom’s new book Balanced and Barefoot for children struggling with sensory issues in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. As many of you know, there is a high rise in sensory issues among children today. Why now? What is causing it...

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Types of Learning Disorders: How to know the difference in learning delays Education

Types of Learning Disorders: How to know the difference in learning delays This post contains information regarding types of learning disorders and comparisons of learning challenges. Many parents and caregivers get confused with the different terminology that is used to describe various learning problems, issues and behaviors. There is a constant bombardment in the media and in the educational sphere of contrasting terms and definitions used...

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Primitive Reflexes: A Child in Constant Fight or Flight Mode Development

Primitive Reflexes: A Child in Constant Fight or Flight Mode This post for primitive reflexes contains affiliate links for your convenience. You have an important presentation at work in a few minutes and you have to stand before the entire board and give the analysis for the past quarter. Your heart starts beating loud, you breathe rapidly and you feel tense. There is a queasy...

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Brain boosting exercises to do with your kids Education

Brain boosting exercises to do with your kids We’re having a great time with Fox 13’s The Place talking about fun back to front brain-building exercises encouraging sensory-motor activities that help with receptive and expressive language so children can follow class instructions. Exercises also help sensory overload, meltdowns, attention, behavior, focus and fidgeting. Kids with sensory issues struggle with all types of textures, smells, and noises, especially when it...

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Left-Brain Schools in a Right-Brain World: Lack of Play in Schools, Rise in Learning Delays Development

Left-Brain Schools in a Right-Brain World: Lack of Play in Schools, Rise in Learning Delays I need you to start by imagining the following scene: A paintbrush scratches across the canvas, staining deep blue waves in its wake. The scent of paint hangs thick in the air, coating the painter’s nose and lungs with its familiar chemicals. She reaches over her shoulder, grasping at an itch...

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TOE WALKING: Doctor Attributes Toe Walking to Signs of Poor Vestibular Development

Toe Walking: Doctor Attributes Toe Walking to Signs of Poor Vestibular This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. A little girl balances on her tip-toes. Given this simple sentence, most people will envision a little girl in a tutu, standing before a mirror and grasping a wooden bar. It’s common to find a ballerina on her toes. It’s also common to see very small...

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Breakthrough Study Reveals Biological Basis for Sensory Processing Disorders in Kids Sensory

Breakthrough Study Reveals Biological Basis for Sensory Processing Disorders in Kids US San Francisco publishes article by Juliana Bunim regarding breakthrough study showing Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) are more prevalent in children than autism. Information parents can share with family and friends about how your child’s diagnosis is real and what intervention can help.  Written by Juliana Bunim In a groundbreaking new study from UC...

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