Autism and Sensory Issues
Autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in America. While symptoms of autism spectrum disorder vary from person to person, a large proportion of those affected also have a dysfunctional sensory system. In fact, 75% of children with autism experience significant symptoms of sensory processing disorder. When exposed to a stimulating environment, children with sensory issues are either under- or over-reactive. Through sensory integration therapy, children improve attention and awareness in order to reduce overall arousal. Sensory integration therapy should be administered by a professional, like those at Greater Learning. However, parents with children that have sensory dysfunction can help their child at home by creating a bedroom. Read More
The use of Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is on the rise and for good reason. It’s been associated with alleviating several uncomfortable and painful symptoms related to a variety of medical issues. People from everyday adults to professional athletes are starting to incorporate CBD oil products into their training and fitness regimens in order to speed up recovery and even improve performance.
But is it safe for kids? Read More
The green wave, Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, is rushing across the country, but the more prominent, beneficial wave of CBD is taking people and holistic doctors by storm for the better! Unfortunately, there’s been an unwarranted stigma around CBD because of miseducation and ambiguous facts. The truth is, CBD is incredibly helpful for children, adults and pets for an array of issues! Here are our 5 facts to dispel rumors and false knowledge around CBD so you can start making educated choices on using it for yourself and your family.
Who says playing can’t be educational? Grab your cars and let’s play! Busy parents and speech-language pathologists can utilize a single toy for multiple functions and skills during the day! Sometimes a great, easy way to help your child develop language is to find a toy or book and use it regularly. Today’s topic is cars! I bet everyone has several of them somewhere in your office or at home! Read More
As we continue to look at ways to develop and support positive interactions with children, we need to fist consider what things our kids need. Naturally, we have talked about some things they don’t need, like lectures, negative feedback and inconsistencies. So, what are ways we can encourage positive behavioral responses?
The New Year is here, and if you’re working with youngsters who are just starting to be able to verbally imitate then here are some easy tips for parents to use daily! Read More
We’re in the thick of it, it’s the holiday season! From Halloween until about Valentine’s Day, we’ll be in a revolving door of autumn and winter holidays, and you know what that means—your favorite candies and desserts!
I know what you’re thinking, so what’s the activity and what does candy have to do with it?
Well you’re in luck, it’s not just one activity it’s three that you can rotate and play throughout these colder months that will undoubtedly have an amazing impact on your child’s progress as you play together. Read More
Parents often struggle with ways to respond to a child’s challenging behavior and ways of reinforcing positive behavior. We see our kids struggling, but we can’t quite figure out what we need to do differently. One key is to provide consistent messages when communicating with your child or redirecting their behavior. If you are inconsistent in what you allow your child to do, and the limits you set, the door is open for them to challenge you when you say “no.” Read More
You’ve heard of essential oils, likely have at least one friend who uses and sells them, but what are essential oils and how do they actually help? Read More
Have you ever wanted to know more about an organization before going and entrusting your child’s future and success to them? Of course you have! That’s completely natural!
That’s why we want to share who we are with our community. After serving San Antonio for 25 years, we’re proud to begin unveiling our expansions, amazing new materials and techniques for children, and to continue serving the city we love!