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Child Models with Down Syndrome Raise Awareness
Children and teens with Down syndrome have been models in catalogs and newspaper advertisements for the past quarter century, delighting and inspiring families and communities.
Child Safety - Pills, Purses, and Suitcases
Purses, diaper bags and suitcases - childhood treasure chests - are often overlooked as dangers even in child-proofed homes and vehicles. Parents, babysitters, relatives and visitors may not realize how inquisitive and vulnerable children may be to accidental poisoning, choking, or other injury.
Childhood Apraxia of Speech - CAS
Children with verbal apraxia have a diverse set of speech and communication challenges that make it almost impossible for them to speak clearly without specific help with motor planning and other issues. They deserve community support, interested listeners, and alternative ways to communicate.
Childhood Disability and Parent Advocacy
Parents of children with disabilities often turn to the internet and social media sites for information and support following a diagnosis, injury, health issue or traumatic childbirth. Those who establish themselves via a blog, other social media or website may be both admired and highly criticized.
Childhood Disability and Supporting Other Mothers
We can best support other mothers of children with special needs by exercising our best friendship skills and remembering that we are people first, too.
Childhood Grief and Loss
Children who have lost a loved one may struggle with grief as well as fear and confusion. Like their mainstream peers, children with developmental disabilities can be comforted by reassuring stories and patient listeners. Many worry whether there will be someone to take care of them as they grow up.
Childhood Hearing Problems
Early diagnosis of childhood hearing problems is crucial because undetected hearing loss has a significant impact on babies' and young children's ability to communicate and learn
Childhood Seizures and Epilepsy
Episodes of childhood seizures, whether epilepsy or seizure disorder, infants experiencing febrile seizures (with fever), or in children who have had a single episode seizures for any reason, may call for a consulation with a pediatric neurologist as well as the family doctor.
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.
Children of Divorce - Childhood Disabilities
Issues in families where parents are divorced or separated can be slightly more complicated when one of the 'children of divorce' has a disability or developmental delay. Helping build resilience in our children benefits everyone in the family during and after divorce.
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