Special Needs

Fidgeting and Focus: How to use Non-Disruptive Movement While Learning

Fidgeting and Focus: How to use Non-Disruptive Movement While Learning

Using fidgets and fidgeting can help you focus. But what does fidgeting mean and which fidgets work? There is a lot you can do to help stay focused while trying to work before, during, and to help get back on track in a non-disruptive way.
How To Make A Calm Down Corner

How To Make A Calm Down Corner

A calm down corner or a sensory space is great for all of us but they are especially useful for kids. And even more helpful for kids with sensory difficulties. Making a calming space in your house sound relatively simple but there are a few things to consider when setting one up for your kiddo. Or even yourself!
11 Sensory Tips to Help With Bedtime

11 Sensory Tips to Help With Bedtime

Does your child have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep? Here are a few sensory tips you can do during the day, an hour before bedtime, or just before bedtime that may help.
7 Simple Core Strength Activities To Improve Fine Motor Skills For Kids

7 Simple Core Strength Activities To Improve Fine Motor Skills For Kids

Everything we physically do starts with core strength. This includes fine motor! Check out some of these fun and easy ways to strengthen the core through games and activities right at home.
Simple Ways to Raise Awareness About Autism

Simple Ways to Raise Awareness About Autism

According to the CDC, 1 in 54 children in the US is diagnosed with autism yearly. Though autism can cause some developmental disabilities, the early intervention led by community awareness can still lead to a high-functioning life.
13 Ways To Improve Joint Stability In The Arm To Improve Fine Motor

13 Ways To Improve Joint Stability In The Arm To Improve Fine Motor

Not many people think of these together, but the wrist, elbow, and shoulder are important to provide the support for the hands to develop good fine motor skills. So how do we get good, solid, and stable limbs? I’m glad you asked.
13 Simple Hand Strengthening Activities To Improve Fine Motor Skills For Kids

13 Simple Hand Strengthening Activities To Improve Fine Motor Skills For Kids

I think of our body as a tree. And our hands are the tiny branches at the end with our fingers being the leaves. There are so many ways to do this, these are just some ideas to help spark your imagination and to give you the fundamentals in which to build off.
2 Ways to Support Children’s Sensory Breaks Without Overwhelm

2 Ways to Support Children’s Sensory Breaks Without Overwhelm

Children need the same sensory breaks, but how are we supposed to encourage them to take them if they won’t hear our voices or let us guide them to what they need? Instead of talking to them, show them!
What Is Sensory Diet?

What Is Sensory Diet?

A sensory diet is not unlike a regular food diet. The body requires food in order to function in life. The sensory system also requires input in order to function in life...
New Partnership With The Autism Dad

New Partnership With The Autism Dad

We have such an amazing announcement to make! We have partnered with The Autism Dad to be the sponsor for Season Two of his podcast...
AdoptAClassroom.org Partnership and the Inclusive Classroom Fund

AdoptAClassroom.org Partnership and the Inclusive Classroom Fund

Have you dreamed of a way to help your classroom or your child's classroom? Well, this is why LakiKid partners with the nationwide AdoptAClassroom.org on the Inclusive Classroom Fund. The program helps both special education teachers and regular education teachers get items they need for their classrooms...
Support For The Forgotten Parents

Support For The Forgotten Parents

Are you one of the forgotten parents of children with autism? You know who you are. You'd probably too familiar with the forgotten feeling of everything it takes...
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