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Visuals for Sleep Training

When teaching families of kids with special needs, the number one question that comes up is this: “Will my child understand what we’re trying to do?” The answer: you bet. But, you have to make it abundantly clear what is

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Daylight Savings – Falling Back

November 3rd is the day we set our clocks back.   For parents, that means mornings will get even earlier, nap schedules will get out of whack, and more.  For kids whose schedules are not yet consistent, it’s even tougher.  Here

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Labels and Diagnoses – Why They Stink

In my years of working with kids with special needs, I’ve worked with children with all sorts of diagnoses and labels. Some kids just have one, others have many more! Often, parents are left with little hope from medical professionals.

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Sleep Struggles: Your Child with Trisomy 21

Many children with special needs have difficult sleeping well through the night. For a child with Trisomy 21, it is not uncommon for them to deal with a number of issues nightly: Difficulty falling asleep (takes a long time) Restlessness,

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The Gut/Brain Connection and Sleep

This year, the CDC claimed that poor sleep was a health crisis in the United States! And, chronic sleep deprivation is not affecting just adults — our kids are getting much less sleep than they should be. For kids with

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