Brili Routines

Structure and consistency help set children up for success.  This is especially true for individuals with ADHD, autism, or other special needs.  The app Brili is designed to make daily routines simple, fun for kids, and stress-free for families.  So what is Brili? Brili is the “first interactive platform that guides kids through everyday routines–employing best […]

5 fun fidgets for children with special needs

“Stop fidgeting!”  I’m sure we’ve all been told this at least once, especially as a child.  Children just have so much energy and need to move, especially those with autism, ADHD, and other special needs.  I have written about fidget toys many times, more specifically in a post on Stimtastic, a company offering affordable toys for stimming behavior.  But […]

Steady your tremors with GyroGlove

It’s estimated that approximately 10 million people experience essential tremors in America.  Essential tremor is defined as “a brain disorder that causes a part of your body to shake uncontrollably.  The unintentional shaking motion is called a tremor.”  Multiple medical conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, can cause tremors but sometimes the cause of tremors is unknown.  While […]

Articulation Carnival

Learning and practicing articulation in English can be dull and challenging for many individuals.  A certified speech-language pathologist noted this and was inspired to develop a more exciting way for children to learn and practice articulation.  The Articulation Carnival app motivates children to practice articulation at the word, phrase, and sentence levels.  The app also makes practicing […]

IRiS Sensory Room

A few years ago, we did a Tech Tip touring our Autism Resource Center’s unique sensory room.  The idea of a sensory room was born in the late 1970s by two Dutch psychologists, who thought of the room as a therapy for persons with learning disabilities.  Over the years, a sensory room began offering a wide […]

ADHD Skills Booster

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 11% of children 4-17 years of age have been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011.  The statistic continues to rise from 7.8% in 2003 to 9.5% in 2007 and to 11% in 2011.  There are different options for treating ADHD, such as behavioral therapy and/or medication. […]