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Fine Motor Skills & Handwriting

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Fine Motor Skills & Handwriting

  Children on the autism spectrum can face a myriad of challenges in many different areas of their daily lives. A number of these hurdles can spill over into the educational arena, and students can struggle greatly with basic tasks such as fine motor skills. Hardship with fine motor skills can lead to difficulty with handwriting in all children, and can be particularly challenging for children who are autistic. Handwriting requires small precise movement utilizing the small muscle groups of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Because of this specific skill set, handwriting can be a particular challenge for children lacking...


Vocabulary Flash Cards and Children with Autism

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Vocabulary Flash Cards and Children with Autism

Flashcards, in general, are a great way to learn. That is because it prioritizes the answer within a set of two. Flashcards have been used for studying and teaching for a long time. Many people still use this technique. Children with Autism, depending on the level of functionality, see the world differently than us. That must not be ignored in education. Muscle Memory Working in special education, primarily with Autistic children, has taught me quite a lot in the way they learn. Maximizing memorization skills is a great tool, but what happens when new words appear. Many times when using...


How Autism Can Affect Motor Skills

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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

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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,...