Volume 7 Issue 5 A monthly newsletter published by MKSA LLC July 2020
A How to Support Children with Autism During the Pandemic
For children with autism, changes in schedules and interactions have been extremely stressful. Schedules changes, social interactions have disappeared, and many therapies have gone virtual. Take a look at the links below for helpful suggestions:
FDA Approves Video Game for ADHD
The FDA recently approved a video game as a medical treatment for ADHD in children 8 to 12 years of age. EndeavorRX is available by prescription only, and has been shown to improve attention function, and improve symptoms associated with ADHD. Read more here.
Independent Play is Important
With social distancing still a priority, it is important to encourage independent play in children. Independent play is important for developing executive function, which affects a child's ability to self-regulate and control impulses. Taking a break from screens and encouraging your child to engage in independent play is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.
Teletherapy Services
For parents of early intervention and preschool children, take advantage of teletherapy services. You'll be able to ask questions, learn strategies and maintain the relationship and communication with your child's providers. Call us and we'll be happy to answer your questions-- 516-731-5588.
Wander Through Sunflowers
If you love sunflowers, you'll want to take a ride to Rottkamp's Fox Hollow Farm in Calverton where a new sunflower maze has recently opened. For a quick and beautiful day trip, check it out. Remember to wear a face covering and maintain social distance.
Are We Friends?
We are enjoying sharing on social media and we value all of our friends and followers. If you don't already follow us, we hope you will! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We welcome your input and feedback and look forward to seeing you!
What are YOU reading?
Our list of recommended books continues with a theme of activities for kids:
-Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids by Megan Olivia Hall
-101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger's and SPD by Tara Delaney
-Everyday Games for Sensory Processing Disorder by Barbara Sher
July is...
National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month and National Picnic Month. Need we say more? Enjoy.
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