Self injurious behaviors are, unfortunately, not unusual for kids with special needs. These behaviors could be anything from biting, hitting or even banging their head on the walls or furniture. Here are some tips to help you sort through why your child is displaying the behavior and how you can help them stop.
ADHD, Dyscalculia (general mathematical problems), dysgraphia (writing difficulties), dyspraxia (motor skills problems), dyslexia (reading disorder), Gerstmann's Syndrome (often after a stroke or brain injury) - signs to look out for in children
Self Injury Awareness Day Self harm is usually non suicidal by nature. Nonetheless, this does not mean it is not important enough to be discussed. We may not be patient with kids or teens or even adults that cut themselves because in our minds they are only calling for attention. But most times, self harm is done in secret as we will discover in our first story…. There are parents that are out there with smart kids that are doing self harm. In our first article, a mother…
IMPORTANT! This is a gorgeous photo, but know that it is a two-image composite, meaning it was photoshopped together from two separate images. Do NOT try to put a baby in this pose without the support of someone holding it's head up (hence the need for photoshop) or you put the baby at risk for injury, which we should never do to "get the shot". :)