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PlantTherapy Essential Attention Oil

Andrea Ramirez

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...


Sensory Processing Disorder: Tips you can teach at home

Andrea Ramirez

Sensory Processing Disorder: Tips you can teach at home

Sensory Processing Disorder affects thousands of children with autism. The combination of autism and sensory processing disorder can bring parents and other family members under undue stress if it isn't managed effectively. How can you help your child and create the best environment possible for them? Sensory disorder means that the brain has challenges with receiving information and responding to information. This is why your child could be overly sensitive to anything in their environment, and it becomes evident through their senses. This could include loud noises, or perhaps certain types of smells that they feel are overwhelming.    How...