Tag: special needs

  • Play…is a Child’s Work!
    Play…is a Child’s Work!
    Have you noticed how your kids seem to play a different way as they grow older? In this article, Dr. Blakemore explains the different stages and types of play and what benefits they can offer.By: Dr. Lynn BlakemoreThe concept of play can be difficult to define and we all have our perceptions of what play […]
  • Fostering Children’s Creative Growth
    Fostering Children’s Creative Growth
    Have you ever wondered about the best ways to encourage your child to grow creatively? Piyachat Finney writes about the ways you can be successful in doing this.By Piyachat FinneyAs a parent or caregiver, we all strive to boost our children’s creative growth to the best of our abilities. However, being a facilitator for your […]
  • Using Art to Connect with Kids
    Using Art to Connect with Kids
    Art teacher Nisha Devadiga writes about the importance of art and how we can motivate our kids to use it as a medium to express their thoughts and feelings.    By Nisha Devadiga   “Creativity is an area in which younger people have a tremendous advantage since they have an endearing habit of always questioning past […]
  • 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’ Hotrakitya Sometimes people ask me what it’s like being a mother of a […]
  • 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 Vipatawat One 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 […]
  • 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 […]