Research has shown that behavioral therapy enables children with autism to develop key life skills. If therapy starts early enough, they can learn to enjoy personal comforts while also participating in activities that can help them grown. As a companion to your licensed behavioral therapy regimen, here are some things to do for home behavioral…

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It’s not an exaggeration to state that childhood obesity is an epidemic in our country. However, those with special needs, including ADHD and autism, are at particular risk of becoming obese. When sedentary activities, such as watching hours of TV or playing video games, become habits, poor health is inevitable. To help temper this problem,…

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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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Exercise is a wonderful outlet for those with Autism and ADHD. Not only does general exercise help with hyperactivity, but sensory-specific exercises can also reduce sensory sensitivity. Here are some sensory workouts for people with Autism and ADHD: Sensory Workout #1: Swinging Swinging isn’t just fun for kids! It’s actually a pretty decent ab workout…

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You know that regular exercise has profound effects on your physical health, but it also has lasting positive repercussions in brain health. Exercise can be especially beneficial to those with special needs. Here are 5 ways exercise helps people with ADHD and Autism, specifically: 1. Exercise Increases Dopamine You’ve probably heard that exercise releases endorphins,…

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Your child with Autism experiences this world in a much more grounded, tactile way. Take the tag of your shirt tickling the back of your neck, for example. Those without sensory issues don’t even register that this is happening after a while. However, it’s a daily struggle for those with Autism. With sensory-friendly general clothes…

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It’s no secret that children with Autism are picky eaters. It’s tough to get your young loved one to eat something healthy, especially if they’ve already developed a routine or fixation on a certain food, like chips or candy. Not only does taste drive the appetites of kids with Autism though. It’s also texture and…

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Dating And Special Needs – When is it the Right Time? Dating is often a hot subject. With the rise of social media and mobile apps, there are infinite opportunities to meet your romantic match. However, when it comes to teens and adults with special needs, there may be fewer opportunities to make a love…

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Service Dogs for Special Needs We get a lot of people asking about where they can find a service dog for special needs.  We’ve compiled a list of resources from our clients who have experience with service dogs for special needs. Each of them offers different Websites & Resources 1.) Canine Companions www.baylordogs.org Canine Companions…

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Body Care Products for Special Needs Body care products for special needs individuals can sometimes be an overlooked area on their journey to greater health. However, it might also be one area that could be contributing to a toxic load of the body. There are nearly 80,000 chemicals used in household and beauty care products…

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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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Top Three Exercise Equipment for Special Needs As personal trainers for special needs children, our clients ask us a lot of questions. One of the most common questions they ask us on a regular basis is “what types of in-home exercises can my son or daughter do?” Inasmuch as we specialize in physical fitness training…

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Top Special Needs Home Exercises Did you know that there are thousands of different exercises for special needs?  Where do you even start?  As a company that has worked with several hundred special needs clients, we have identified some of the top special needs home exercises. Functional exercise – exercises that translate into everyday activities.…

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Impact of Gluten on Autism GFCF Diet Recent research continues to find out that both gluten and casein are not the best things to include in our diets. Studies are finding that they may have an even bigger impact on those who are on the autism scale. If you are interested in learning more about…

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