Sensory Processing Disorder Toys: Best Toys for Sensory Seeking Kids

Sensory processing disorder toys are a great tool for kids with sensory seeking behaviors. Do you have a sensory seeker? Sensory seekers simply can’t get enough out of their environment. They are constantly looking for ways to stimulate their nervous systems, and it can be exhausting. These kids struggle in the classroom and are often labeled as hyperactive and impulsive. If you’ve got an ADHD child it’s possible they are a sensory seeker with a sensory processing disorder. Experts believe that if these kids are able to get enough sensory input they will be able to calm down and focus when needed. (…)

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Reading Comprehension Strategies for Parents of ASD Kids

I’ve created some reading comprehension strategies for you today that will work with 3rd through 5th grade kids. These reading comprehension strategies are beneficial for all kids, but my focus today is on special needs kids, particularly kids diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

If you are a parent looking for reading comprehension strategies for your ASD child my suggestions should help get you off to a good start. As you know, for ASD kids, a lot gets missed in the large classroom setting that makes homework time at the kitchen table quite difficult. The ASD child often forgets, misunderstands, and inappropriately responds to his assigned homework. Frustrated and tired parents usually end up doing the work for the child just to get it done.

If this sounds familiar, I’d like to offer you a few reading comprehension strategies. My reading tips will hopefully give you a few tools for your toolbox and take the torture out of homework time. (…)

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Ditch the Freeze Pops, High Fructose Corn Syrup is a Neurotoxin

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is in too many of our kids’ foods. I used to be one of those parents that liked to stock the freezer every summer with freeze pops. Now I run from freeze pops and Popsicles like the plague. They are loaded with high fructose corn syrup, which was found to contain a dangerous toxic metal in a 2009 study. (…)

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ACAM doctors and DAN doctors: Learn the Difference and How to Find One

ACAM doctors are a fast growing organization of doctors. The acronym stands for the American College for Advancement in Medicine. ACAM is a nonprofit medical society dedicated to educating physicians and other health care professionals in preventive/nutritional medicine. ACAM’s goals are to improve skills, knowledge and diagnostic procedures for patients.

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Help Dyslexic, Learning Disabled, and ASD Kids with Body Exercises

You can help dyslexic kids and kids with learning disabilities through special exercises that help improve visual spatial skills. Learn about three easy exercises that you can do at home with your child. These exercises to help dyslexic kids and kids with autism are free, easy, and fun.

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Mercury Poisoning: Can it Cause ADHD? A Look at Recent Studies

A new study shows mercury poisoning has caused an increase in ADHD for Inuit children in Canada’s arctic north. Mercury poisoning studies like this are always met with controversy. This known neurotoxin is an ingredient still inside some U.S. vaccines given to children and in many given to children in third world countries. I believe this has a lot to do with the vaccine industry’s deep pockets when it comes to research in favor of mercury’s innocence. (…)

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