Special Needs Articles


Brave the Cold: How to Get Through the Winter

Posted on Jan 08, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

The cold, dark months of winter create their own set of problems for those who may rely on respiratory and mobility aids such as wheelchairs & CPAP machines. HPFY offers solutions to these unique winter problems.

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Posted in Weighted

Choosing the Right Communication Aid

Posted on Nov 03, 2017 by Taikhum Sadiq

Communication Aids are devices or items that help an individual communicate more effectively with those around them.

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Posted in Speech Therapy

Using a Sensory Wrap for Vestibular Swing

Posted on Apr 12, 2017 by Kevin Cleary

Autism is a broad term for a variety of developmental disorders. Children on the autism spectrum can suffer from lack of verbal development, problems focusing, or even a lack of fine motor skill development. One problem children may encounter is the need to stimulate their vestibular system. Sensory integration therapy can utilize the play activity of swinging to help children.

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Posted in Vestibular Therapy

Childcare Tips for Winter

Posted on Jan 09, 2017 by Kevin Cleary

The cold, dark days of winter have a tendency to put a damper on that type of activity. Many times children are stuck in the house due to cold, winter weather. For those who are home with the children, this type of cabin fever can be frustrating. Our children have a lot of energy and that needs to be focused properly for everyone to get along. Entertaining a child in the house requires creativity.

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Finding the Right Pediatric Equipment

Posted on Dec 26, 2016 by Kevin Cleary

Special needs children who require therapy need the proper equipment in order to maximize the efficacy of their therapy. A child’s smaller body may not reap all the benefits that a therapy program could provide by using adaptive technology designed for adults. This is why equipment that is specifically designed for a child is preferred.

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