Tag Archive: Autism Early Intervention

May
08

Autism Design: Custom Beds for Autism or Sensory Integration Disorder

When designing a bedroom, more specifically a sleeping space, for your child with Autism or Sensory Integration Disorder, it is important to keep the following tips in mind. 1. CONSIDER ENCLOSURES: Consider a canopy or custom-built bed as an enclosure. It limits the visual stimulation of other things or people in the room and tight …

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May
07

Autism Design: A Kitchen Cupboard

Next time you are in your kitchen, sit down on the floor and put yourself at the same eye level as your child. Now imagine you are hungry. What do you see? What do you smell? Where are the dishes, snacks, water? On one hand we desperately want our Autistic child to gain as much …

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May
07

Tips for a Sensory Friendly Bath Time!

While most young children find bath time fun and entertaining, a child with Autism or Sensory Integration Disorder can find it torturous and frightening. From the sound of the water pouring into the tub, the smell of the soap and shampoo, scratching their head to the difference between warm water and cold air, there is …

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Nov
21

Activity: Sensory Walk

When I first would take my daughter on walks, I would hurry. I wanted to get it over as soon as possible, before she had a melt down two blocks away and I had to carry her home, kicking and screaming, leaving a bike or wagon to be picked up later. I would often become …

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Nov
03

Activity: Combine Patterns and Reading

Try mixing old activities to create new ones. Sometimes we get into the rut of using the same learning toys over and over the same way. Try mixing it up to combine an activity they are very good at and enjoy with something more difficult for them. In this example, I took the wooden boards …

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