Resources for Supporting Special Needs Children

This resource offers invaluable information regarding how to keep your children safe. It includes a plethora of information on how to prevent your children from being poisoned by household items, how to protect and prevent your children from being damaged or hurt by a fall, how to stop your children from choking or suffocating and how to prevent fires in the household. There is also general information on how to keep your baby and toddler safe.

In this article, an Elementary teacher and mother of three shares her experience about helping children to succeed and how to ensure that they listen to authority figures. Her simple philosophy is that children require routine. She lists five key reasons why routine helps a child to succeed: improves cooperation, eliminates anxiety, develops a sense of self discipline and responsibility, builds confidence and independence and makes a happier child. Click the link to find out how.

This article is about communication strategies that will enable you to communicate with your child. In particular, the Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)is presented as a means of alternative communication to help your child.

This article is for parents of anxious children, particularly those kids affected by post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) It outlines an idea for an ‘anti anxiety kit’ which is designed to be a range of different items equivalent to a dummy, doll or comfort blanket that help the child during times of emotional crises.

This article outlines the different ways in which teachers can help students with special needs. Five main ways of motivating students with special needs are mentioned: Maintaining an organised classroom with limited distractions, ensuring manageable tasks are broken down, planning multi-sensory strategies and creating opportunities for special needs children to succeed.

This article outlines the ways in which you can adapt the child care environment in order to accommodate children with special needs.  The article states that parents, children and professionals need to plan together. It also gives other useful advice, for example that toys and equipment should be modified to be made suitably safe, and that children ought to be shown how to play properly by an adult.

This article shows the costs of remodelling a home to make it suitable for someone with a disability.

This article offers a series of links and advice about how to repair a home and how to make a house accessible.

Written By:

Daniel James


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