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Everything you need to know about Intensive Therapy for Special Needs Children

What is intensive therapy? Intensive therapy is usually a short program, in which a child with a disability will participate ...

10 Mistakes I Have Made as a Special Needs Parent

Topics reviewed in this article: Being disorganizedHaving difficulty managing my to do listTrying to do everything myself & not asking ...

10 Foods That Your Special Needs Child Can Easily Chew & Swallow

Having a child with a disability such as Cerebral Palsy, chewing and swallowing properly and safely can be challenging. At ...

7 Ways to Make Life A Little Easier for Special Needs Parents

Topics/ resources reviewed in this article: Tips & strategies for positive parenting Learn more information to better yourself Have dinner ...

11 Top Websites for Special Needs Kids and Their Siblings

1. Frecklebox Products Frecklebox is a great website for kids of all ages including your special needs child. The items ...

How to Determine if Equipment will be a Good Fit

Topics this article covers: Types of equipmentThe process to obtain new equipment for your childHow to determine if the equipment ...

12 Facts You May Not Know Being A Special Needs Parent

1. Options for Equipment When my daughter was 3 years old, I was told I had 2 choices for a ...

10 Challenges You May Face As a Special Needs Parent

1. Feeling Stressed & Emotional When your child is born too early or is not developing as they should, you ...

Christmas Tree Shopping with your Special Needs Child

Topics reviewed in this article: Driving to visit a tree farmChallenges during the adventure Frequent stopsTree farm experience Playground PlayGift ...

How to Have a Fundraiser for your Special Needs Child

Savannah’s Fundraiser When our daughter was 5 years old, a fundraiser called All Fore Savannah was planned and implemented by ...

12 Gift Ideas for Your Special Needs Child

Topics Reviewed in This Article: Reasons shopping for a special needs child is difficult12 gift ideas for your special one ...

Excited to Walk

Topics reviewed in this article: Devices to help your child walkUpsee by Firefly FriendsMustang by R82Steps to use the UpseeSkills ...

What You Need to Know about Acid Reflux

Topics reviewed in this article: What is Acid Reflux? What are the symptoms of Acid Reflux?What are the causes of ...

6 Ways to Enhance the Relationship between Your Special Needs Child and Their Siblings

Topics reviewed in this article: 1. Greetings 2. Show affection 3. Talk with your special needs child 4. Do an ...

A Hospital Stay Experience

Topics covered in this article: The decision whether to call 911 or bring your child to the hospital or not.What ...

13 Tips for Parents to Destress

As a parent of special needs and ordinary children can be stressful, exhausting, and overwhelming. Many stressors can affect you ...

10 Tips to Calm A Special Needs Child

Topics reviewed in this article: Give your child a warm bathRocking or swaying back and forthPopicle, ice or ice ring ...

A Typical Day of a Special Needs Child

Topics that this article cover: What is included in a daily routine What a typical day of a child with ...

Everything You Need to know about a G tube

Topics covered in this article What to expect from G tube surgery & after surgeryReasons a G tube is neededFeeding ...

How To Potty Train Your Special Needs Child

Challenges in teaching a child with special needs. Due to kids such as Savannah having Cerebral Palsy or another disability, ...

How 10 Toys & Activities Can Improve Grabbing & Releasing

1. Handheld Mirrors Since Savannah loves looking at herself in the mirror, handheld mirrors are a good toy to practice ...

8 Ways to Implement Tummy Time

Tummy time is an essential part of a special needs child’s daily routine. The neck and shoulders muscles are strengthened ...

11 Enjoyable Activities and Toys for Special Needs Children

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8 Essential Products for Special Needs Kids

Firefly Friends Products 1. Upsee Firefly friends, //www.fireflyfriends.com provide wonderful products for children with special needs. Because of their products, ...

Helpful Tips When Caring for A Special Needs Child

Tips while using a G Tube Lock the G tube extension and double check by turning it to the right ...

10 Fun Summer Activities for Special Needs Children

Topics reviewed in this article Going to the beachGoing to the poolBowling Bicycle Riding Baseball gamesWalking outsidePlaying with water in ...

The Perfect Shoes for My Girl

Topics covered in this article: Time to go shoe shopping A different shoe shopping experienceHow I discovered Billy Shoes for ...

6 Essential Stretching Exercises for Special Needs Kids

Topics reviewed in this article: Hamstring StretchHip flexion StretchSide Rotation/ Elongation StretchAbduction and External Rotation StretchAnkle Dorsiflexion StretchHip External Rotation ...

7 Ways to Include Music🎶 in Your Daily Routine

Topics that will be covered in this article: Reasons to include music in your daily routine Times during the day ...

Family Bicycling Challenge

Topics reviewed in this article: Try bicycling as a family around your neighborhood or on a nearby trailHow to can ...

The Benefits of Hippotherapy

Topics covered in this article: What is Hippotherapy?The skills your child will work on during Hippotherapy.Therapy off the horseRiding positions ...

Excited to Walk

Savannah often walks in her Upsee, a walking device from Firefly Friends (www.fireflyfriends.com) with her physical therapist or her mom. ...

Savannah’s Story

Welcome to Savannahsmiles! I am excited to start this blog about Savannah’s story, our experiences, and necessary information about children ...

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