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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.
Memory Loss Reversed in Mice - Down Syndrome and Alzheimers Disease Research Breakthroughs
Many parents are concerned to learn that plaques that are seen in the brains of older people with Alzheimers Disease also appear in relatively young adults with Down syndrome, although fewer show symptoms of AD
Gifts for Children Who Have a Disability
When a baby, toddler or child is diagnosed with a disability, useful presents are often the same gift that you would already want to buy
Signing, Reading and Spelling for Communication
Sign language, learning to read, write and spell, and other forms of communication are also eloquent ways to speak to one another
Perceptions of New Mothers, Newly Diagnosed Babies
When my daughter was born, I was surprised that my role in the world seemed to shrink down to being only her mother. When her brother was born, that role seemed to shrink further - I was the mom of a child with Down syndrome. What happened to my history and experience before children?
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