Brushing is one of the techniques commonly used to support children with sensory processing difficulties. Research data can neither prove nor dispel the effectiveness of the brushing technique in supporting children with sensory difficulties. Therefore, it is highly recommended for parents to seek professional help from occupational therapists to cater to their child’s needs.
Does my child have specific learning disability?
Children with specific learning disability may appear normal or developing on par with peers. Signs and red flags occur when they are placed in a formal learning environment. It is important for parents to seek feedback from school or teachers to know if your child is facing specific challenges while in school. With their feedback, parents can seek for appropriate therapy or intervention to support your child’s learning.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs from Parenting Children with Special Needs perspective
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs theory is a theory of motivation of an individual. Maslow’s theory can help you identify your child’s needs and thus, providing an opportunity for you to support your child in managing their needs.
Challenges of Raising a Child with Special Needs
Parenting for a child with special needs is doubly challenging and tough. However, you do not have to do it alone. It is important that you get the information necessary for you to plan and move forward.
Having a routine at home to raise an independent child
Having a routine at home provides stability in your life. You child has clear expectation of what you would like them to accomplish on a daily basis and you can focus on supporting them to acquire skills to maintain the routine.
What do I do if I suspect my child is special?
If you noticed any development or non-development of your child, do raise your concern with your child’s doctor. It is essential that you seek early medical support or therapies for your child and address the delays while it is not significant.
Supporting Our Children with Special Needs during pandemic
Crisis is an opportunity to learn. The more we work as a team, the faster we adapt and our children will be able to reap the benefit.
Early Intervention – Key to your child’s first 3 years
Monitor your child with these simple developmental milestones by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from the US Department of Health and Human Sciences.
Importance of Parental Involvement in a Child’s first 5 years
Parental involvement is critical in a child’s journey, regardless of whether the child is with special needs or not. Parents who are involved in their child’s life, even a 10 minutes a day reading bedtime story, would amount to 760 days in their first 5 years of life.
New Year? New plan to support parents of children with special needs
Developing self (and child) requires time and effort. It requires resilience, persistence and commitment. Some things work out as planed while some don’t. Be kind to self when things do not work out as planned.