How To Decide Between “Boot Camp” and Gradual Potty Training

  Whether or not you are training a special needs child or a neurotypical child, you will have to think about exactly which methods you will be using.  The two general categories for training strategies are the “boot camp”, in which the child spends days living near the potty, focusing on toileting, and the gradual…… Continue reading How To Decide Between “Boot Camp” and Gradual Potty Training

How a White Noise Machine Will Help Your Kid With hEDS

  This post isn’t about babies or toddlers with hEDS (so few of them get diagnosed that the experience alone would be a post!).   It is for the older kids with hEDS. The ones enrolled in school, the ones who no longer think there are monsters in the closet or hug a stuffy tight at…… Continue reading How a White Noise Machine Will Help Your Kid With hEDS

How The Parents of Medically Fragile or Complex Kids Can Cope Better Every Day

When your child is medically fragile or medically complex, your old life really doesn’t exist any longer.  But your new life screams for your attention.  And you aren’t likely to have shrugged off any of the stressors from your old life; you still are likely to have a partner, other kids, a home, maybe a…… Continue reading How The Parents of Medically Fragile or Complex Kids Can Cope Better Every Day

How Occupational Therapy Helps Kids With Complex Medical Histories Heal From PTSD

Occupational therapists have been treating children with complex medical conditions for a very long time.  In acute care, in outpatient clinics, and at home.  It is only recently that their unique constellation of cognitive, sensory, and social/emotional reactions have been formally recognized as PTSD. Occupational therapists can help these kids and their families in ways…… Continue reading How Occupational Therapy Helps Kids With Complex Medical Histories Heal From PTSD

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