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How Weighted Blankets Can Benefit Children with Autism

Weighted blankets for autism have become a popular tool for parents trying to help their child with autism feel calmer. Weighted blankets provide deep touch pressure, which has been effective at helping children who have anxiety and autism calm down at night in order to sleep. Children who have autism and anxiety often have trouble

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How to Work on Tactile Defensiveness in Children with SPD

When your child shows tactile defensiveness symptoms, you may notice that they struggle to eat certain foods or refuse to wear clothing made of a particular fabric. You may become frustrated with your child who has sensory processing disorder, as trying to get them comfortable can be overwhelming. If your child has intense reactions to

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Apraxia and Autism: Childhood Apraxia of Speech Symptoms

Although apraxia and autism have some similar characteristics, they are two separate diagnoses that your child should be screened for. The two go together often, so it can be difficult to tease out the characteristics of childhood apraxia of speech over what is caused by autism. Speech therapy for children with apraxia is beneficial and

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Pediatric Vestibular Disorders: Symptoms and Treatment

If you notice that your child has poor balance, gaze instability or complains of dizziness, it is time for a pediatric vestibular assessment. The vestibular system is responsible for balance and coordination. Your vestibular system processes movement. When functioning correctly, you aren’t dizzy and can move around with ease. Vestibular dysfunction symptoms include vision changes,

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