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Avoiding Heat-related Illnesses in Children
During hot weather most children with special health needs, and others with certain disabilities, need to take simple extra precautions to avoid complications of heat, as they may be more susceptible to heat stroke or exhaustion, sunburn and other dangers
Bipolar Disorder in Children
Bipolar disorder in children may look different than the manic depression diagnosed in adolescents and adults. Early onset bipolar disorder is now suspected in some children diagnosed with ADHD, as well as a portion of those diagnosed with depression.
Reflux - Pediatric GERD, Infant GER and EER
Babies and young children with reflux problems can be more comfortable and happy using simple techniques that reduce spitting up and the discomforts that accompany infant reflux and pediatric GERD
Down Syndrome and the Acting Gene
Actors and actresses with Down Syndrome around the world are finding acting jobs in television, movies, and community theater productions
Software and DVDs for Exceptional Children
Finding good computer software and DVDs for children with disabilities means searching among both mainstream and special needs products to find what is best suited to your child
Person First Language Awareness
Person First Language is a natural way of communicating about people with disabilities that respectfully acknowledges each person's dignity. Individuals with disabilities experience more discrimination and bullying when a diagnosis is given more significance than their personhood.
Sleep Disorders and Children with Special Needs
Sleep apnea, sleep disordered breathing, snoring, restlessness and other breathing problems during sleep can have serious consequences for preemies, babies and children with special needs
Sunblocking Clothing and Laundry Rinses
Using clothing or a laundry additive as a sunblock has been in the news recently - especially for those who donīt reapply sunblock lotion every two hours, or those who have had skin cancer
Music Education - Every Voice Heard
Children with special needs benefit from participation in school music programs, expressing themselves by playing instruments, writing and singing songs, learning and being included in the arts.
Pollutants in Umbilical Cord Blood, Breast Milk
Although pollutants have been found in umbilical-cord blood, contaminants in breast milk, PCBs and even Teflon in human blood, babies are born healthy and strong, and those with special needs born today have a better chance for a good quality of life and richness of experience.
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