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How to support a child with ADHD

How to support a child with ADHD

by SpecialKids .Company April 27, 2022

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects behaviour resulting in difficulties concentrating, restlessness and impulsiveness. It can also be linked to sleep and anxiety disorders.

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Pacifier and Bottle Weaning for Children with Autism

Pacifier and Bottle Weaning for Children with Autism

by SpecialKids .Company April 06, 2022

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.

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Potty Training Tips for Children with Autism

Potty Training Tips for Children with Autism

by SpecialKids .Company March 30, 2022

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! 

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Benefits of Sensory Chew Toys for Kids

Benefits of Sensory Chew Toys for Kids

by SpecialKids .Company March 09, 2022

Many children with special needs have sensory processing dysfunction, which can result in both strong sensory interests and/or sensory aversions. For example, a child might be over-sensitive or under-sensitive to some sounds, sights, smells or even textures

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Best books for special needs toddlers

by Ashleigh Richardson January 25, 2022

Reading to your child is a wonderful thing. It has so many benefits such as helping to improve your parent-child bond, support their cognitive development, improve vocabulary, develop their imagination and help concentration levels. Regardless of your child’s ability, it is important to read to them.

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How to help your child set New Year's goals

by SpecialKids .Company January 15, 2022

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.

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Communicating with a child who has Aspergers?

Communicating with a child who has Aspergers?

by SpecialKids .Company December 20, 2021

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.

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10 Great Sensory Toys for Christmas

by SpecialKids .Company December 03, 2021

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.

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International Day of People with Disabilities

by SpecialKids .Company November 29, 2021

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.

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Sleep advice for parents with disabled children

by SpecialKids .Company November 07, 2021

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. 

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Five steps to finding the perfect school for children with special needs

Five steps to finding the perfect school for children with special needs

by SpecialKids .Company October 22, 2021

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 difficultiesIn this blog, SpecialKids Company will provide you with five steps to finding the perfect school for children with special needs.

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Helping children with special needs stay active

by SpecialKids .Company October 15, 2021

Regular exercise is important for the physical and mental well-being of children. When your child has a disability, it can sometimes be challenging to find ways to keep them active. Perhaps their physical ability is impaired or they have a learning disability, which impacts on their understanding and behaviour. However, there are lots of easy activities for special needs children and in this blog, SpecialKids Company will share these with you.

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