Top 6 Franchise Opportunities in Pennsylvania [2021]

Doing business can become expensive. But if you’re looking to become an entrepreneur yourself, you might want to rethink your choice of a business and consider franchise opportunities in Pennsylvania instead.   Why consider franchise opportunities in Pennsylvania? Despite the pandemic that hit the whole world, experts predicted that the franchise industry will experience consistent…

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Top 5 Franchise Opportunities in Illinois You Can Try in 2021

Looking for franchise opportunities in Illinois is a great way to start a business. In comparison to starting your own business, a franchise helps you experience independency without breaking the bank with your expenses. It also affords you a glimpse of how a business thrives without all the intricacies entailed when starting your own business…

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4 Best Calming Exercises for Sensory Overload and Meltdowns

Is sensory overload and meltdown the same? How do you calm someone who happens to experience any one or both of these problems? Children and people with disabilities often suffer from sensory overload. This sometimes causes them to meltdown or exhibit “tantrums” as some call it who are not familiar with meltdowns.   Meltdowns and…

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Sensory Gym and Its Benefits for Children

What is a sensory gym and what are the benefits for children? It’s a frequently asked question among parents or guardians. You may be wondering yourself what a sensory gym is. If this is the case, then this blog would be a good read for you.   Sensory gyms: what are they? In its easiest…

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Workout and Special Diets For Autism

Managing autism symptoms not only require exercise or workouts, but also a balanced and proper diet.   Aside from a lack of physical activity, diet is also another issue among people and children with autism.   The debate has gone on that people with ASD face a unique challenge to achieve physical fitness.   But…

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Top 5 Affordable Essential Oils for Autism

Essential oils have been used by people since ancient times to aid healing. The great news? People and children with autism can benefit from them, too.    When it comes to essential oils, the first thing that probably comes to your mind is aromatherapy and massage. Right now, essential oils are gaining even more popularity…

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The Benefits of Exercise for Autism: Mind & Body

When it comes to autism exercise, reaping the physical benefits is just the tip of the iceberg. Read on and find out how exercise develops the mind of those in the autistic spectrum disorder. Disability or not, exercise has a lot of health benefits. It helps strengthen the body. It’s the key for strong bones.…

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Top 10 Social Skill Activities for Autism to Help with Sensory Issues in Children

Sensory issues are often a problem among children with autism. Because of these, kids with autism either become hypersensitive (over-responsive) or hyposensitive (under-responsive). This affects how they respond to a wide range of stimuli that other children respond to on a daily basis.    These sensory issues often affect their social skills. This is the…

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How Can Exercise Help With Anxiety?

  If you’re reading this blog, it’s likely that you’re suffering from anxiety. It’s tough because sometimes anxiety seems far away — so far away, in fact, that the idea of it seems silly, like you couldn’t have possibly had it before. Other times (maybe like right now), it’s so present and possessive that it…

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Are Autism and ADHD Linked?

If you’ve ever stopped to think about it, then you’ve probably noticed quite a few similarities between ADHD and Autism. We’ve actually written several peripheral topics on the subject already (which we’ll link to at the bottom of this post), but this is worth exploring on its own. It’s important to note, however, that similarities…

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Selecting a Fitness Trainer Who Understands Your Disability

Interacting with people who don’t understand your disability can be frustrating, to say the least. In the realm of physical fitness, however, it can feel almost hopeless. You want to grow in your journey through greater health, and you want someone to help guide you. But oftentimes, personal trainers aren’t able to see your strengths…

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The PROs and CONs of ADHD Medication

In the last few decades, the number of people taking some form of ADHD medication has increased astronomically. This increase is not necessarily an indication that more people have ADHD. It is more the result of better diagnostic skills and increased knowledge about this condition. In many cases, parents and teachers who have no problem…

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Holistic Treatments for ADHD

The phrases “ADHD” and “medication” go hand-in-hand. Usually, the word “medication” is replaced with a particular brand, such as Ritalin or Adderall. After hearing about some of the side effects of the medications, you may be seeking more homeopathic options. Here are some holistic treatments for ADHD: The content is not intended to be a…

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The History of ADHD

If your child’s teachers suggest that your child might have ADHD, your first reaction was probably one of alarm. A million thoughts start running around your mind along with even more questions. You wonder if your child is going to need to take medications. What exactly is the history of ADHD?” After all, aren’t all…

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“Do I Have ADHD or Depression?”: The Surprising Symptom Overlaps

  At surface level, one might not see the similarities between the two mental conditions. Depression, connotedly, makes people less energetic, while ADHD has a connotation of making people “too” energetic. They seem like polar opposites. Yet, with the symptom overlaps, you might be asking yourself, “Do I have ADHD or depression?” The answer could…

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5 Things to Consider Before Taking ADHD Medication

ADD and ADHD are some of the most medicated mental diagnoses in the world and particularly in the United States. Pharmaceutical medications have the advantage of having a doctor monitor their use. However, they also have the danger of having a doctor prescribe them. This is to say that even if the doctor prescribes the…

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How to Improve Listening Skills in Children with ADHD and Autism

ADHD and Autism have many similarities, including fidgeting, impulsiveness, social ineptitude and hyperfocus on only subjects that interest them. The latter symptom can impact a child’s ability to focus on and listen to directions. Here’s how to improve listening skills in children with ADHD and Autism: Make the Message Interactive Sometimes words aren’t enough to…

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6 Vitamins and Minerals That Improve ADD/ADHD

There are several different medications out on the market that is meant to quell the symptoms of ADD and ADHD. But these medications are both expensive and may have severe side effects on children. You may eventually decide that medication is your best option. However, you may be equally surprised to discover there are vitamins…

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Physical Therapy for Special Needs

Physical Therapy for Special Needs With the services we provide, we are often asked “what is physical therapy for special needs and how is it different than personal training?  Many special needs clients have both an outside physical therapist and a personal trainer with Special Strong.  We often work in conjunction with therapists to provide…

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5 Ways Exercise Improves ADD and ADHD

5 Ways Exercise Improves ADD and ADHD Do you or someone you know have ADD or ADHD? Here are 5 ways exercise improves ADD and ADHD. We have also added some interesting facts about how exercises can help reduce the symptoms associated with ADD and ADHD. Movement and exercise have therapeutic benefits beyond the improvement…

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