11 Eid Gift Ideas for Kids with Autism & Related Disorders
It’s that time of year again when autism parents and families in Qatar start to think:What should I buy my kids for Eid this year and more importantly, where can I find them in Qatar?
Ensuring a Positive Preschool Experience - 4 Skills to Work on This Summer
It’s hard to believe, but your baby will soon be starting preschool. While preschool is generally a happy place packed with fun, friends, and learning, you and/or your little one might be feeling a bit anxious about this first step toward independence. Preparing them to have the best possible experience can help.
Great Ways to Build Fine Motor Skills
While we think of handwriting skills in school-age children, early development plays a role in children gaining pencil control. There is so much we can do to build those early writing skills before children pick up a pencil!
Who Can Benefit From A Compression Sheet?
Sensory compression sheet offers deep touch pressure (like a hug), which helps regulate the nervous system. Deep touch pressure releases serotonin which then turns into melatonin, leading to deeper, more restful sleep.
10 Benefits of Weighted Vests for Children and Adults with Autism
A weighted vest provides deep touch pressure (DTP) or proprioceptive which has a calming, organizing effect on the child and occupational therapists often recommend the wearables as part of a comprehensive sensory diet to help children with autism who have sensory processing disorder or self-regulation difficulties.
4 Ways Weighted Blankets Can Actually Help You
Wrapping yourself up in a blanket can feel like one giant hug — with the right blanket, that is. If it’s soft, warm, and cozy, that’s a good start. But have you ever thought about how the weight of your blanket affects how comfortable it is? A heavy, weighted blanket can actually be more comforting and even beneficial to your health than its lighter counterpart.