Special Needs

Family life with children with Special needs

Autism Too Much Information Campaign

Autism Too Much Information Campaign

When a person is diagnosed with Autism it can open the door for them to better understand themselves, and in turn try to explain to others so that they can better explain too. Holly, aged 12, wanted to explain to her classmates about her Autism and talk openly about it. Along with the National Autistic(…)

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Sensory Help in the Bathroom

Sensory Help in the Bathroom

When we redesigned our bathroom we had to really stop and think about our youngest son’s disability. He has Sensory Processing Disorder and the last thing we needed was him refusing to go to the toilet, brush his teeth and have a wash (because he could not cope with the sensory input, or lack of(…)

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Special Needs in Mainstream Education One Year on #HealthHop

Special Needs in Mainstream Education One Year on #HealthHop

Last year I was worrying about the impact of my son with special needs going to school. I did not know whether he would be fully supported or if he could cope. Would he make friends okay, would he keep up with his peers. If I am honest I have become so complacent about his(…)

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The Imagination Tree #MotivationalMonday

The Imagination Tree #MotivationalMonday

As I have previously discussed Education does not necessarily mean the academic side of things. Today I’m going to look at Imagination. My youngest son is waiting to be assessed for Autism, there have been signs of imaginative play – and that would rule out a diagnosis (I believe) because Autism covers 3 areas of a(…)

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Starting School Fears with #SEN

Starting School Fears with #SEN

I should be able to write a post telling you not to worry about your child starting school (like this one): After all this is my fourth time. It was always going to be hard letting go of my very last baby as it was a difficult decision to decide to have no more children(…)

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SodaStream: Benefits for a child with SPD

SodaStream: Benefits for a child with SPD

I am really concerned about the amount of waste being sent to landfill, and having a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder ( and hence a fussy eater) can mean that it is even harder than usual to try to avoid waste. So I was really thrilled to be given the opportunity to review a SodaStream. My(…)

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Sleep with Sensory Processing Difficulties and Joey Swag Review

Sleep with Sensory Processing Difficulties and Joey Swag Review

When we first visited the paediatrician about our son, the first thing she was concerned about was his lack of sleep. She thought that if we were able to tackle that then a lot of other things would fall into place. This is one of the reasons that we tried really hard to settle him(…)

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Starting School

Starting School

This bottle I received when I went to BlogonMOSI from the lovely Handpicked Collection– what has that got to do with starting school? Well there’s an awful lot to think about isn’t there. At the time I was (and still am) fighting to get my son 1:1 support for the whole time he is at school,(…)

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