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What is Chewelry?

‘Chewelry’ is jewellery you can chew. It provides oral sensory input for children and adults who experience neurodiversity in various forms, including Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). This article looks at the different types of chewelry available, including sensory chew necklaces, bracelets, pencil toppers, and hand-held sensory chew toys. …

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7 Best Toys for ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, more commonly known as ADHD, is a complex neurodevelopmental condition. ADHD is characterised by impulsive, inattentive, and sometimes hyperactive behaviour patterns and is common in many children and adults.  This is where ADHD toys play an important role in development and social situational training. Fidget toys for ADHD can help to …

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Promoting Social & Emotional Regulation

Social and emotional regulation is a crucial step in development. Teaching and practising self-regulation with your child can help them get through challenging situations and learn techniques for self-control, self-soothing and calming. It can also help them develop skills that aid in addressing situations that can invoke anxiety and stress. Read on to find out …

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The Best Resources for Dementia & Alzheimer’s

Toys are not just for children. Sensory toys for dementia are becoming more widely used for patients with dementia. A 2018 study identified and examined the benefits of using sensory toys for people with dementia who live in long-term care settings. It found that “sensory and memory stimulation therapies have the potential to help improve many …

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What are the best sensory toys for autism?

Autism spectrum disorder, commonly known as ASD, is a neurological condition that affects how someone sees and interacts with the world around them. The experience of living with autism differs from person to person. People with autism may have trouble communicating and understanding social cues, perform repetitive behaviour and speech patterns or have difficulty processing …

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Everything You Need to Know About Fine Motor Skills

Fine motor skills help children develop the independence to perform everyday tasks confidently and accurately. Weak fine motor skills can impact a child’s ability to write legibly and complete self-care tasks such as getting dressed and cleaning their teeth. This article explains how to observe and support your child’s fine motor skill movements. We suggest …

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Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew

AUTISM I recently came across an article TEN THINGS EVERY CHILD WITH AUTISM WISHES YOU KNEW © (2005 ELLEN NOTBOHM).  It was an interesting read that discussed how far our understanding of autism has progressed in light of new knowledge and research. Once thought “incurable”, those diagnosed with autism have shown that there is potential …

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