As we head into the fall and a new school year, Jill Mays, MS, OTR/L wants to share the latest addition to her new website, TheMotorStory.org In her letter, Jill tells us that no matter what her workshops entail (Sensory Motor Development, Sensory Integrations, Play…) the question of HANDWRITING always comes up!
Children usually don’t start reading before the age of 5 or 6 because, until that age, most children have not yet formed certain neural connections that allow them to decode printed letters and then mentally combine them to make words. However, awakening your child’s love of reading starts when he/she is an infant. Reading books to babies and re-reading the same books gives your infant a wonderful head start to many areas of his development.
KidCompanions Chewelry and SentioCHEWS are both mouth fidgets and hand fidgets. Our KidCompanions were designed by Pierrette in 2006 and she designed our SentioCHEWS in 2013. Now we have two chew necklaces of very different textures that should please most who need oral stimulation or who need to fidget with their hands to calm their bodies and allow their brains to attend to a main task like reading, listening, doing homework, etc.
The team at Special Needs Blog thanks Rianna Stanley who works for Masters-in-special-education.com for permission to post this beautiful infographic, Dr. Temple Grandin: A Special Breed of Hero. Dr. Temple Grandin has a long list of accomplishments and we are a fan of her books. We have reviewed some of her books on Special Needs Book Review. Check these out:
The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger’s by Temple Grandin, PhD
Different . . . Not Less: Inspiring Stories of Achievement and Successful Employment from Adults with Autism, Asperger’s, and ADHD