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Children, MRI Scans and CT Scans (CAT Scans)
Prepare yourself and your child for the MRI or CAT Scan
Choosing Inclusive Summer Camps
There may be as many kinds of summer camps available in your area specifically for children with disabilities as there are mainstream or inclusive camps. Making a decision on which camp to choose may depend as much on a philosophy of parenting as it does on location, amenities, and cost.
Chronic Sorrow and Childhood Disabilities
The symptoms of depression in mothers of children with disabilities are not acknowledged or understood in the same way as a physical injury requiring treatment and accommodations. Mothers of children with disabilities have been said to experience chronic sorrow that intrudes into their happy lives.
Civil Rights, Prejudice and Disabilities
Parents of newly diagnosed babies or young children may assume that staff and volunteers at EICs. schools and community have the training or experience to dispel prejudice, and implement best practices while interacting with children and teens. Some pay a terrible price to learn never to assume.
Clothing Modifications and Down Syndrome
Some children with Down syndrome have difficulty with fine motor skills used to deal with buttons, snaps, hooks or zippers. Families may choose to have some clothing altered to avoid difficult fasteners, find special tools to help, or shop for current fashions with elastic waist bands
Co-Teaching and Inclusive Education
Co-teaching of inclusive classrooms has been proven successful and productive for more than a decade. Teaching staff, families, and the students involved have positive responses about their experiences with inclusive classrooms, with benefits in both academics and socialization.
Communicating with Babies
Responding to a baby´s cries and filling their needs teaches them that their attempts to communicate work, that they are loved, and that they are surrounded by people who care deeply about them. Successfully interpreting signals and sounds that babies use to communicate can reduce frustration, too.
Communication Alternatives - Childhood Disability
Alternate forms of communication for children with speech delays or disabilities include body language, behavior, facial expressions, and informal sign language or shorthand words as well as standard sign language, icon based communication systems, handwriting and typing.
Communication and Summer Activities
Children with language delays or articulation problems can improve communication skills during the summer - and we can become better ´listeners´
Children with Down syndrome and their families benefit from Dr. James D. MacDonald's 'Communicating Partners' strategies that encourage late talking children as well as their mainstream peers to be more social, responsive and conversational.
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