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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.
Children Who are Diagnosed Deaf and Blind
Children who have vision and hearing impairment may learn to use sign language hand in hand from the first when they are diagnosed early. Most individuals who are deaf and blind benefit their communities with their talents and abilities as adults because they have had opportunities and encouragement
Children with Learning Disabilities
Children with LD may not be diagnosed with a learning disability until they have faced years of struggle in classrooms and community programs
Children with Muscular Dystrophy
Seven of nine forms of muscular dystophy first show symptoms and develop in childhood or infancy. Families are often unaware of these conditions until a child is diagnosed. The Muscular Dystrophy Association provides information on forty Neuromuscular conditions, including Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Children with Spina Bifida
Children with Spina Bifida have individual personalities, potential and challenges that combine to make each one unique and wonderful. Families and other advocates build greater opportunities and raise awareness about diversity within the community represented by individuals with great potential.
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