Sunday, November 13, 2022
- improved functional ability to communicate wants/needs
- increased sense of self-esteem and self-identity
- reduced destructive or disruptive behaviors often associated with frustration due to lack of effective means of communication
- enhanced opportunities to interact socially with family members, friends, and peers
- greater range/variety of vocabulary items that can be conveyed
Monday, November 7, 2022
Most of us are familiar with the five senses - sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch. But did you know that there are three additional internal senses? These internal senses - vestibular, proprioception and interoception - play an important role in our ability to process information and interact with the world around us. For some children, these internal senses can be oversensitive (sometimes called hypersensitive) or undersensitive, which can lead to difficulties in processing information and interacting with the world. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at each of these internal senses and offer some tips for helping children who may be experiencing sensory processing issues.
If you have a child who is nonverbal or has difficulty communicating, you may be considering augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). However, you may have heard some myths about AAC that are holding you back from pursuing this life-changing intervention. Let's dispel some of these AAC myths so you can make an informed decision about what's best for your child.
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