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Dysgraphia in children: Most common questions answered

Dysgraphia in children: Most common questions answered

by SpecialKids .Company January 25, 2021

Dysgraphia is not a form of autism, however it is a co-morbid condition that typically presents in people with autism. It can also present in people who do not have autism.

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What are the 5 main types of learning difficulties in children?

What are the 5 main types of learning difficulties in children?

by SpecialKids .Company January 13, 2021

Learning difficulties are different to learning disabilities because, unlike a learning disability, a learning difficulty does not impact on a person’s intellect. However, people with learning difficulties may find it more difficult to learn and will require additional support in school. 

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10 Best Sensory Christmas Gifts for Children

10 Best Sensory Christmas Gifts for Children

by SpecialKids .Company December 22, 2020

 If you are looking for Christmas sensory gifts but have no idea where to start, look no further. In this blog, SpecialKids Company will let you know all about the best sensory Christmas gifts for children. ...

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How to have an Autism-Friendly Christmas

How to have an Autism-Friendly Christmas

by SpecialKids .Company December 08, 2020

There is a lot of pressure on families to have the ‘perfect’ Christmas. In an ideal world the kids would be easy to buy for and love their presents (and you wouldn’t be ‘skint’ from buying them!). 

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Speech Therapy at Home for Kids with Autism

Speech Therapy at Home for Kids with Autism

by SpecialKids .Company November 17, 2020

Speech therapy for kids with autism can make a huge difference. In this blog, SpecialKids Company will tell you about some of the speech therapy techniques available that you can use at home and which might help your child.

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Helping Kids with Special Needs Interact and Play

Helping Kids with Special Needs Interact and Play

by SpecialKids .Company November 09, 2020

Like all children, it’s important for children with special needs to interact and play so that they can build their confidence, have fun and form relationships with others. 

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Writing tools to help children with cerebral palsy

Writing tools to help children with cerebral palsy

by SpecialKids .Company October 19, 2020

If you have a child with cerebral palsy they may struggle with their fine motor skills and grasping small objects, such as a pen or pencil. It is also possible for them to experience pain and so-called hand fatigue when grasping objects that are not adapted to meet their needs. 

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Autism & Headbanging: sensory strategies for head banging

Autism & Headbanging: sensory strategies for head banging

by SpecialKids .Company October 06, 2020

Head banging and autism often comes hand-in-hand - it’s extremely common for children with autism to purposely bang their heads. Whilst some children outgrow this behaviour before school age, some may continue to have so-called ‘head banging syndrome’ for years.

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How Do I Prepare My Special Needs Child For The New Baby?

How Do I Prepare My Special Needs Child For The New Baby?

by SpecialKids .Company September 25, 2020

It can sometimes be difficult to prepare a special needs child for a new baby, there are lots of things that you can do in the lead up to your newborn's arrival to help your special needs child get used to the idea of a newborn.

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How do you treat Encopresis in children

How do you treat Encopresis in children

by SpecialKids .Company September 11, 2020

Encopresis usually affects children over 4 years old where they soil their underwear or pass stool in inappropriate places, there are many options and treatments available for Encopresis.

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What are special educational needs?

What are special educational needs?

by SpecialKids .Company August 24, 2020

Children with special educational needs are more likely to need support and help to learn at school. This help should be provided by your local authority.

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Dealing with bullying for parents of children with special needs

Dealing with bullying for parents of children with special needs

by SpecialKids .Company August 10, 2020

There isn’t a parent out there that doesn’t worry that at some stage their child might be the victim of bullying. However, when you’re the parent of a child with special needs who is particularly vulnerable, this worry is tenfold.

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