Children like to have things around them that feel normal when they are in uncomfortable or new situations. So when we take everyday items like donuts and video games and offer them in the hospital, it’s usually a hit!
Being “OK” with silence takes practice. It takes one tiny moment one right after the other and then slowly it grows to be something incredibly powerful.
Time is a hard concept for young children to grasp. Since the average age of a child’s understanding of time begins to develop around six years old, visual timers can help children understand the concept better.
As we enter the month of April and Autism Acceptance Month, it is so important that the public understand that people with autism may be different, but they are certainly not less. The more you get to know people on the spectrum the more you realize that their futures are limitless.
SmileMakers has several products that are very beneficial to children that suffer with Sensory Integration Disorder (SID). Creating a portable sensory box out of the large locking containers is a great way to help calm your child in any setting.
Every parent wants their child to be able to get along and develop friendships that will last a lifetime and as therapists, we can help facilitate a pathway to that goal. A fun way to make sure these skills develop is through interactive play.