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How can autism impact on functional skills?

How can autism impact on functional skills?

by SpecialKids .Company December 15, 2022

There is a saying, ‘you meet one person with autism, you meet one person with autism’. Every autistic person is different. Autism can impact on a child’s functional skills, the skills needed to carry out day-to-day activities, but this can vary from child to child. 

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Teaching an autistic child on how to use the toilet

Teaching an autistic child to use the toilet

by SpecialKids .Company December 01, 2022

Many parents of young autistic children wonder does autism affect toilet training? The truth is, it can but it doesn’t always. Let’s face it, teaching any child to use the toilet can be tricky and very much depends on your child and whether or not it is the right time for them to learn to use the toilet. Toilet training a child with autism is entirely possible and in this blog we will give you some autism and potty training tips.

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What foods to avoid with Autism?

What foods to avoid with Autism?

by SpecialKids .Company October 25, 2022

If you are a parent to a child with autism, you most likely have a list of foods that you avoid due to your child’s sensory needs. Perhaps they don’t like foods because of the way that they smell, feel or taste. If that’s the case, then they might already have a limited diet.

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Food ideas for picky autistic child

Food ideas for picky autistic child

by SpecialKids .Company October 05, 2022

Lots of children with autism are selective about what they eat due to sensory issues. The smell, taste, texture and sight of some food can be overwhelming for them and can cause food avoidance. 

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How to introduce new foods to an autistic child

How to introduce new foods to an autistic child

by SpecialKids .Company September 27, 2022

If you have no autism awareness, you may think that children with autism are picky eaters. However, those of us who know a child with autism and food aversion know that this simply isn’t the case. Sensory issues: the smell, touch, texture or colour of food, for example – can make it near impossible for a child to look at, be around or try certain foods.

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Deciding between autism service dogs or therapy dogs

Deciding between autism service dogs or therapy dogs

by SpecialKids .Company September 03, 2022

Getting a dog is a huge decision for any family. They are a big commitment, an added expense and require your time and attention. If you have a child with special needs, looking after a dog as well as your child can be challenging. For example, you will need to consider simple things like how you will manage to take your dog for a walk with your child. You also need to ensure that your child likes dogs and that no one in your family has a pet allergy.

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flying with special needs child

Tips for successfully flying with a child with special needs

by SpecialKids .Company August 25, 2022

Flying with children can be overwhelming and stressful for any parent but throw in a child with special needs and those feelings can be tenfold. In this blog, we hope to provide you with some tips to make the journey smoother from start to finish.

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Special needs holiday checklist

Holiday checklist for a child with special needs

by SpecialKids .Company August 06, 2022

Preparing for holidays can be a mixture of excitement and anxiety when you have a child with special needs. There are plenty of things that you need to think of in advance and numerous things to remember that it is easy to become overwhelmed before you’ve even packed your bag. Creating a checklist can help you to organise your thoughts and ensure that you’ve got everything you need to help the holiday be successful.

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Early signs of Cerebral Palsy

Early signs of Cerebral Palsy

by SpecialKids .Company July 25, 2022

The NHS defines Cerebral Palsy as ‘the name for a group of lifelong conditions that affect movement and coordination. It’s caused by a problem with the brain that develops before, during or soon after birth.’ The symptoms of Cerebral Palsy vary widely and can impact children differently. Some children may have little signs of the condition, whereas some might be significantly disabled by it.

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7 Best Apps for Kids With Special Needs

7 Best Apps for Kids With Special Needs

by SpecialKids .Company July 06, 2022

In 2022, mobile and tablet applications can change the world for a child with special needs. From helping them to speak, learn and play, in this blog SpecialKids Company will let you know some of the best special needs apps for kids.

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What to do after receiving an autism diagnosis

What to do after receiving an autism diagnosis

by SpecialKids .Company June 22, 2022

 Receiving an Autism diagnosis can be overwhelming and the next steps might be unclear, in this blog we are going to tell you what to do after receiving an autism diagnosis.

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Sensory processing books that parents should read

Sensory processing books that parents should read

by SpecialKids .Company June 08, 2022

Sensory processing disorders can be complex to understand, here are our top choices of books that can help you to better understand sensory processing and how to live with the challenges.

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