Activities

Ask the Development Doc:  Play Dates for Autism

The Importance of Neuro-Typical Play Dates for Children with Autism

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Sports Programs for Special Needs

Many parents of special needs children lament their children being left out of sports programs and other games at school.  While many schools are supportive of the mainstreaming and inclusion method for education, special needs children are often left behind when it comes to sports.

School-Based Martial Arts Programs Revisited

School Based Programs Revisited

My last article spoke briefly about afterschool enrichment programs as well as curriculum based programs during the school day. I’d like to discuss more about afterschool enrichment programs this month and next month cover curriculum based programs that are included in a child’s IEP.

5 Unexpected Ways to Jump Start Your Child

5 Unexpected Ways to Jump Start Your Child's Processing Skills

Sensory Integration: Building Blocks

The majority of learning disabilities stem from underlying sensory processing disorder. When the child's sensory processing issues are addressed through sensory integration intervention, the road blocks to the way the child processes starts to come down, and the distortions are replaced with free flowing, faster, processing skills.

Gross Motor Skill Activities

Gross Motor Skill Activities for Special Needs Children

Tactile and Sensory Activities

Tactile and Sensory Activities for Special Needs Children

Language Skill Activities for Special Needs

Language Skill Activities for Special Needs Children

Activities that Help with Development

Activities that Help with Therapy and Development

Fine Motor Skill Activities for Special Needs

Fine Motor Skill Activities for Special Needs Children

Many children with special needs have challenges with their fine motor skills. Therefore, it is important to incorporate fine motor skills activities for special needs children in their daily routine. These activities for special needs children can be simple and even fun. Children with special needs will enjoy the activities and, best of all, benefit from them.