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Welcome to teachers, therapists, parents and all others to our Special Needs Network.This is a social network for you to discover learning solutions that kids with special needs will love.

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ADHD Awareness Month: Can ADHD mask sensory processing challenges?

Posted by Diana Ashby Henry on September 1, 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

On the NIMH website you will read that “ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity).”



Because September is ADHD awareness…

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Sensory Processing and the Teenager: Helping Teachers, Caregivers and Teens Understand Sensory Needs

Posted by Diana Ashby Henry on August 18, 2014 at 10:00am 2 Comments

This month's blog is for teens to help them discover how to live in a more “sensory safe world.” And for the caregivers and teachers to help them better understand teen behaviors as they relate to sensory processing challenges, preferences, and needs.

The Teen Sensory Tools Survey

Teens: Complete the…

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Preparing Your Classroom: A Few Things Your Student with Special Needs Wishes You Knew!

Posted by Cecilia Cruse on August 18, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

1. Fluorescent lights bother me!  It seems like they are blinking and/or buzzing and they make for extra glare on my paper.  If you have a classroom with access to natural daylight (windows or skylights) please consider turning off the overhead lights at different intervals during the day. If this is not an option then try these cool light covers called Cozy Shades.  My sensory system…

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5 Fun Activities to Soak Up Summer!

Posted by Cecilia Cruse on July 14, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Check out these fun ideas to beat the heat AND work on fine motor skills!

  1. Squirt Gun Painting. Fill your favorite squirt gun with liquid watercolors, use an easel or secure a piece of…
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lacking sense of balance while carrying things and with him self

Started by vincent Causse in Testimonials. Last reply by vincent Causse Aug 9. 2 Replies

My autistic student 8 years old has trouble with balance! he lack confidence walking on benches and walking over voids as i make space between benches. He has trouble too carrying things, like this…Continue

autistic children and colors !

Started by vincent Causse in Testimonials. Last reply by vincent Causse Jul 22. 4 Replies

i am wondering if it s possible that some autistic do not recognize colors at all!!! or is it that they just dont know. One of my autistic student is incapable to put a series of 2 color beads on a…Continue

Summer Threrapy

Started by RiverKids Pediatric Home Health in Fun Activities. Last reply by ardila tarx Jul 10. 1 Reply

What are you doing to maintain therapy for your child during the summer?Continue

autistic who refuse to eat

Started by vincent Causse in Ask the Expert. Last reply by vincent Causse Jul 8. 4 Replies

one of my autistic student (8 years old ) has never really ate! The parents have told me the situation only recently. In school he has only a snack time so it was not really obvious. I ve started to…Continue

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