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School Violence and Children with Special Needs
The terrible events at Virginia Tech and news coverage that includes reminders of previous school violence episodes will cause deep anxiety and traumatic stress for children and their families throughout the country.
Preparing for Emergencies with Children
Families of children with special needs prepare for every day emergencies as well as using new plans from government agencies and first responders who consider individuals with disabilities and chronic health conditions
Autism, Nutrition and Special Diets
Some children with autism have food allergies or digestive disorders that require medical treatment. Families who are investigating and trying out dietary interventions claimed to treat autism spectrum disorders by eliminating specific kinds of foods should have their child followed closely by a doc
Children and Sign Language
Young children with temporary speech delays, hearing impairment or language disorders are finding sign language is a wonderful bridge to satisfying communication.
Planning the transition from preschool to kindergarten can include visiting available classrooms before summer break, considering an extra year of preschool in a transition or mainstream program, private kindergarten or homeschooling
Baby Sign Language
Babies who learn to communicate with sign language before they are able to say words may be more inspired to communicate with us, and feel less frustrated due to unmet needs and desires
Transition to Preschool from Early Intervention
Help in understand evaluations, planning, options and resources involved in transition from early intervention or home-based services to preschool can be found through local early intervention centers, school districts, parent groups and advocacy organizations
Communication, Autism, and Disability
A woman who has autism, Amanda Baggs, posted a video on You Tube about how she interacts with her environment and communicates
Eating Disorders and Children with Special Needs
Children with special needs may have eating disorders related to their diagnosis, or may develop an eating disorder that puts their health at serious risk
Sensory Integration and Children
Sensory integration difficulties can cause children to avoid certain activities and respond inappropriately to everyday situations. Some children may be unusually uncomfortable or troubled by food textures, hairbrushing, visual stimulation, loud sounds, scratchy clothing, or other distractions.
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