Tag: special needs

  • 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 […]

  • Your Child’s Seven Senses in Learning
    Your Child’s Seven Senses in Learning

    Contrary to what we know, we have seven senses — not five. Find out what the other senses are and how they affect our children’s day-to-day activities. By Chiman Estephan and Camila Gutiérrez Did you know that your child has seven senses?  Most people think that children only have five senses — touch, sight, sound, […]

  • 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 […]