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How Autism Can Affect Motor Skills

Andrea Ramirez

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How Autism Can Affect Motor Skills

  People who suffer from autism have trouble with communication and social situations. They often have repetitive or restrictive patterns in regards to their thoughts and behaviors; and an individual with autism will have problems pertaining to their motor skills and sensory processing. What most people see as a tantrum or an autistic person acting out is actually their way of coping with sensory processing. Motor development is normally delayed, therefore, most young children will seem like they are behind their peers in regards to their capabilities. Motor development is very important for each and everyone of us. These skills...


PlantTherapy Essential Attention Oil

Andrea Ramirez

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PlantTherapy Essential Attention Oil

Over the past several decades, essential oils, have rapidly grown more popular among people who wish to enhance their environment, mind, and soul with healing fragrances. Perhaps one of the most interesting developments has been an increasing awareness about how essential oils can help kids with autism. While there is limited research in using essential oils in children, it’s hard to ignore the testimonials from parents in helping improve soft skills like transitions, sleeping and remaining calm and focused. WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS? Essential oil is a liquid distilled from the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, and/or other parts of a plant. ...


PlantTherapy Essential Calming Oil Roll-On

Andrea Ramirez

PlantTherapy Essential Calming Oil Roll-On

Maybe when you hear the words essential oils, it just makes you want to head to the spa. It’s true, massage therapists use oils to help people relax and unwind. But essential oils are also effective for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).    WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS? Essential oils are one of the oldest forms of natural medicine. They were a commonplace in ancient Greek, Roman and Asian cultures.  Essential oils are oils taken from plants and distilled into a highly concentrated form. These oils may be taken from the leaves, flowers or blossoms, roots,...


Back To School With Autism | Tips To Cope

Andrea Ramirez

Back To School With Autism | Tips To Cope

Returning to school can be quite hectic for any child. It is normal for children to experience some anxiety, but for children with Autism the experience of anxiety is far more intense. They have the same worries and concerns as other children, however, when a child with Autism feels worried or concerned they may exhibit various self-stimulatory behaviors. These behaviors are known as stimming. They include visual stimulation, repetitive hand and finger movement, or other unusual body movements or repetitive behavior. In turn, the child may feel even more overwhelmed at the attention drawn from these behaviors. There are several...


Pencil Grip Can Make All The Difference

Andrea Ramirez

Pencil Grip Can Make All The Difference

 When your child was diagnosed with autism, you likely expected to deal primarily with social and emotional challenges. However, many parents are surprised to find that their child’s condition also affects their ability to write. Children who are on the spectrum often encounter challenges with their fine motor skills that cause them to struggle with handwriting. Your child may complain of getting tired easily, or they may struggle with forming letters properly. In either case, using a pencil grip designed for children with autism makes it possible to see a noticeable difference in your child’s abilities within the first homework...