Pacifiers and bottles are a comfort to young children and often weaning a child away from them is a gradual process and not always an easy one. Weaning an autistic child from a pacifier or bottle can be a lot more complicated. These objects are a huge comfort to them, part of their daily routine and can provide sensory input, helping them to self-regulate.
Potty training is something that can be both stressful and rewarding. It takes patience, understanding and – usually – a lot of accidents along the way. There is no ‘one size fits all’ guide for potty training any child and yes, you’ve guessed it – there is no autism potty training guide either!
With a new year comes new opportunities and for many of us that means thinking about what we would like to achieve and setting goals.
Goal setting can be a positive thing for children with special needs to because it can help to increase self-esteem, provide a sense of control and reduce anxiety.
If you have a child with Asperger's and you are struggling to communicate with them, then you have come to the right place. In this blog, we will explore Asperger's and communication and how to help you and your child communicate with one another.
Christmas is just around the corner and it can be hard for many parents of children with special needs to think of what to buy for them.
In this blog, Special Kids Company will share with you 10 great sensory toys for Christmas.
Did you know that Friday, 3 rd December 2021 is the International Day of People with Disabilities? This day was sanctioned by the United Nations with the purpose of raising awareness of disability issues and the rights and well-being of those with disabilities.
The Mental Health Foundation tells us in their ‘Sleep Matters’ report that ‘sleep is as important to our health as eating, drinking and breathing. Poor sleep is linked to physical problems such as a weakened immune system and mental health problems such as anxiety and depression’. It is then no wonder why children - as well as the parents of children - are impacted hugely by sleep deprivation. And unfortunately for children with special needs, sleep deprivation often comes hand in hand.
Finding the perfect school for your child is important because you need and want them to be safe, happy and in an environment where they can thrive. As well as ensuring the school is able to provide them the best education tailored to their learning difficulties. In this blog, SpecialKids Company will provide you with five steps to finding the perfect school for children with special needs.