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The Many Benefits of Weighted Stuffed Animals

The Many Benefits of Weighted Stuffed Animals

Stuffed animals have been children's best friends for over a century. However, when most people think of stuffed animals, they picture the soft, fluffy teddy bears we all cuddled up with as kids. What, then, are these weighted playthings? And what are the benefits to children when their parents engage in conversation? So, please allow us to elaborate!

How a Weighted Stuffed Animal Can Help Your Child with Autism

How a Weighted Stuffed Animal Can Help Your Child with Autism

It is believed that the use of weighted blankets and weighted stuffed animals can help relax the nervous system by providing grounding pressure. Despite what the name "stuffed animal" would indicate, adults can also benefit from using weighted plush creatures. If you've had a hard day, cuddling up with a blanket and a stuffed animal may help you relax and unwind.

How is Autism Diagnosed?

How is Autism Diagnosed?

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? ASD, or Autism Spectrum Disorder, is a developmental and neurological disorder that influences how people communicate and interact with others, behave and learn. Though professionals can identify autism at any age, it is defined as a "developmental disorder" in childhood.

Is There an Autism Gene?

Is There an Autism Gene?

ASD, or Autism Spectrum Disorder, is a developmental and neurological disorder that influences how people communicate and interact with others, behave and learn. Though professionals can identify autism at any age, it is defined as a "developmental disorder" because indicators usually appear in the first two years.

What is Autism High Functioning

What is Autism High Functioning

What is Autism High Functioning? “High-functioning autism” is not a diagnosis or an official medical term. It is an informal term some people use when referring to people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder who can write, read, speak, and handle basic life abilities like getting dressed and eating.

How to Create a Sensory Diet For Your Child

How to Create a Sensory Diet For Your Child

A sensory diet is a customized plan of physical accommodations and activities to help people with Sensory Processing Disorders meet their sensory requirements. This strategy delivers the sensory input needed to stay attentive and prepared throughout the day. For sensory diet examples, read on!

What is a Sensory Diet?

What is a Sensory Diet?

A sensory diet is a customized plan of physical accommodations and activities to help people with Sensory Processing Disorders meet their sensory requirements. This strategy delivers the sensory input needed to stay attentive and prepared throughout the day.