Tag: neurodivergence

  • A Mother’s Story: Raising a Child With Special Needs
    A Mother’s Story: Raising a Child With Special Needs
    Raising a son who is on the autism spectrum made Theeta readjust the expectations she had planned for her child. She reflects on her experience and shares what one of the most challenging aspects has been.Text and photo by Theeta ‘Uang’ HotrakityaSometimes people ask me what it’s like being a mother of a child with […]
  • Understanding and Supporting Children With Sensory Processing
    Understanding and Supporting Children With Sensory Processing
    An occupational therapist tells us the information caregivers often ask about to help children with a sensory processing disorder.By Chanipa VipatawatOne of the most challenging things that parents normally face with children with special needs is the sensory processing system, this issue sometimes ends up with parents leaving their child at home or even leaving […]
  • Living with Every Child’s Uniqueness  個性豊かな子どもたちとの共生を願って
    Living with Every Child’s Uniqueness 個性豊かな子どもたちとの共生を願って
    What can we do to accept our children’s unique characteristics and communicate with them effectively? Here’s an interview with “Oz-no-Kai,” a support group for Japanese families who have children with special needs. By Oz-no-Kai / Interviewed and translated by Hanae Matsumura [日本語記事へ]  What is “Oz-no-Kai”? What activities do you do?“Oz-no-Kai” is a community of families […]
  • The Importance of Early Intervention
    The Importance of Early Intervention
      Although all children reach developmental milestones at slightly different ages, there are general trends that are common in early development that should be monitored. Here are some useful tips about when and how to seek Early Intervention services. By Dr. Plern Pratoommas What is Early Intervention? Early Intervention is a term that describes a range […]
  • Communicating through Key Word Sign (KWS)
    Communicating through Key Word Sign (KWS)
    For adults and especially children who find it difficult or are reluctant to freely communicate in gatherings and generally, Key Word Sign (KWS) provides an effective way of expressing oneself while taking the pressure off from actually having to ‘talk’. By Hayley Thomas Everyday tasks such as asking questions, expressing our needs, and learning at […]
  • Early Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders 
    Early Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders 
    Navigating a diagnosis of autism can be difficult for parents and children. Symptoms are sometimes misdiagnosed by specialists and families can easily become tired and anxious while hoping for answers and help. By Ali Khakpoor  Mary and Charles were a young expat couple living in Bangkok when their son was diagnosed with autism by a […]