What sets music therapy apart from all other therapy types is that it acts as a non-threatening communicative bridge between a child and their environment. It is also a highly motivating medium and can be used as a natural reinforcer to achieve specific results. This form of therapy has been found to have unique outcomes often unachievable with other types of therapy.
Having a child with autism can mean a lifetime of learning how to be prepared and best help your child throughout the different stages of life. Although all parents encounter this to some degree, when your child has special needs you may end up being much more involved than you would for a neuro-typical child.
Exercise is important for everyone, no matter their age or cognitive ability. However, exercise can be especially transformative for children with autism. Routine exercise for autism has been proven to relieve stress, decrease the likelihood of emotional meltdowns, improve endurance, flexibility, strength, and more. As your child becomes more active, you’ll see them become more
Yes, AngelSense is allowed in schools nationwide. Thousands of schools across the country have not only welcomed AngelSense but fully embrace its use, especially by special needs students. Many schools have even sponsored and paid for the device as a part of complying with their school safety requirements for special needs. The lifesaving features and
What is Low Functioning Autism? Low functioning autism refers to children and adults with autism who show the most severe symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder and are diagnosed as having Level 3 ASD. They are usually unable to live independently and require support from a guardian throughout their lives. We’ve included information to help you
Guest Post by Kim, Isaak’s mom Taking the time to establish a routine of wearing the AngelSense device is so worth it! My son is very “reward” motivated. He is seventeen years old but we still utilize stickers and reward charts, and this was very beneficial when we started using AngelSense. Because my son is
Sending a special needs child to school is hard enough, but when you can’t control the unexpected, it’s even more stressful. One of the most difficult experiences for a child on the autism spectrum to handle is a lockdown drill, yet they are becoming far more prevalent in American schools. For parents and educators, the
A mother is her child’s biggest advocate. What parent isn’t a staunch supporter of their child? Disability or not, every parent fights for their child’s well-being and safety. However, these words carry more weight when that parents has a child with autism. There are unique challenges to parents of special needs children, and it can
Parenting is an impressive balancing act. Between school, extracurriculars, sports, and whatever else kids are busy doing, it can be hard for parents to handle it. Add on the extra stress of a child with special needs, and parents are often left wondering how they are still left standing at the end of each day.
Risk development is important to any child, regardless of the other challenges that they may struggle with. Of course, for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it can be a little harder to take that necessary step back. Worrying is normal, but children with autism crave the satisfaction of independence just like any