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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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Best Places To Go Swimming For Children With Special Needs

Best Places To Go Swimming For Children With Special Needs

by SpecialKids .Company August 25, 2021

Swimming is a fantastic inclusive activity to do with children with special needs. It’s a great sensory experience that is good fun and has positive benefits for both physical and mental health. It is also an activity that can be done all year round and doesn’t have to be weather dependent (depending on where you choose to swim!).

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Swimming Benefits For Special Needs Children

Swimming Benefits For Special Needs Children

by SpecialKids .Company August 12, 2021

One of the great things about going swimming is it’s inclusive. It’s something that the entire family can do together, whether it’s in a paddling pool outside, at your local swimming pool or at the beach. It can be difficult to find inclusive activities when you have a child with special needs. This is something that all children enjoy regardless of their age or abilities.

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The best sports for children with Cerebral Palsy

The best sports for children with Cerebral Palsy

by SpecialKids .Company July 29, 2021

People with Cerebral Palsy are affected in different ways depending on the type of Cerebral Palsy that they have. Although their condition may present a number of challenges and limitations, children and adults with the condition can still participate in everyday activities like sport.

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A guide to finding the right shoes for splints

A guide to finding the right shoes for splints

by SpecialKids .Company July 07, 2021

If your child wears AFO splints or leg braces it can be really tricky to find a pair of shoes that fit well and comfortably. It’s an additional stress that no parent needs! In this blog SpecialKids Company will let you know the best shoes and school shoes to buy.

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Planning COVID Safe Summer Activities for Children with Special Needs

Planning COVID Safe Summer Activities for Children with Special Needs

by SpecialKids .Company June 29, 2021

COVID-19 has quite literally taken over and changed our lives for the past year. And whilst the pandemic and lockdown restrictions are starting to ease up, it is still really important that we are mindful of protecting our families and others from this horrendous virus.

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Choosing the right pet for children with special needs

Choosing the right pet for children with special needs

by SpecialKids .Company June 10, 2021

Choosing the right pet for any family is so important but it’s particularly important if you are introducing a pet into a family with a child who has special needs. More factors need to be taken into consideration such as sensory issues, allergies and the change of routine that they may bring.

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Tips for Supporting Your Child in Virtual Learning

Tips for Supporting Your Child in Virtual Learning

by SpecialKids .Company May 12, 2021

Over the past year parents throughout the UK have developed a new found respect for teachers because of two dreaded words – home schooling. For many the challenge of juggling home schooling with working, housework, appointments, therapies – you name it – has been a challenge.

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How to get an autistic child to keep their shoes on

How to get an autistic child to keep their shoes on

by SpecialKids .Company April 14, 2021

A problem for many parents of children with autism is getting them to keep their shoes on. New shoes can be particularly difficult for autistic children to cope with due to a dislike of change and rigid behaviour. 

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What are the 3 main signs of autism in children?

What are the 3 main signs of autism in children?

by SpecialKids .Company March 25, 2021

According to the National Autistic Society, “Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world. One in 100 people are on the autism spectrum and there are around 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK.”

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World Down’s Syndrome Day - Things You Can Do to Raise Awareness

World Down’s Syndrome Day - Things You Can Do to Raise Awareness

by SpecialKids .Company March 19, 2021

Down’s Syndrome Awareness Day 2021 is this Sunday, 21st March and it’s important to raise awareness not only to fundraise for charities that support people with Down’s Syndrome but to educate others about the condition. With that in mind, here are some things that you can do to raise awareness.

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Autism and hitting: How to stop a child with autism from hitting

Autism and hitting: How to stop a child with autism from hitting

by SpecialKids .Company March 04, 2021

Sometimes being a parent to a child with autism is hard. Not being able to understand why they are upset or frustrating is heartbreaking when you just want to be able to help your child. Unfortunately sometimes being upset, frustrated or angry can lead to aggression and lashing out. It is not uncommon for an autistic child to hit their parents, siblings, teachers or anyone close to them. 

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