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Computer Education for Students with Down Syndrome
Computers and specific software tailored to children and teens with Down syndrome have helped them change perceptions of their potential since the early 1980s. Now, researchers are considering how they can improve designs for computer interface and access for most individuals with Down syndrome.
Costume Ideas - Childhood Disabilities
Some children cannot tolerate uncomfortable fabrics, seams, masks or sounds. Accommodations for sensitivities can be a great help for mainstream peers. Costume ideas for children with disabilities take into account mobility issues as well as fabulous opportunities to incorporate wheels or walkers.
Costume Parties and Childhood Disabilities
October in the USA may bring invitations to parties or school events that feature costumes and holiday celebrations that can help children with disabilities. Halloween costumes help them explore different characters and a sense of personal powerfulness. It may also introduce new sensory challenges.
Costumes for Children - Safety Issues
Costumes for children with special needs at Halloween, for Thanksgiving or Christmas pageants - and for all school productions - should be safe, comfortable, and fabulous
Cousins of Children with Special Needs
Like brothers and sisters, cousins of children with special needs are fine companions and fierce competitors who deserve recognition and affirmation
Creating an After-School Routine
After-school routines can help students with disabilities make an easier transition from school - or transportation - to home; reduce tension between children and parents; and give kids a head start in the morning. Planning, and visual schedules, can be as helpful at home as they are at school.
Creative Playtime for Babies and Children
Parents often seek educational or therapeutic play options for their babies and young children who have a developmental disability, physical challenges or other special needs. Fortunately, many creative and fun play activities that parents have invented through the ages turn out to be therapeutic.
Cutting with Scissors and Other Fine Motor Skills
Children who struggle with fine motor skills, like cutting with scissors, may deal with challenges of motor planning, muscle control, perception of objects, size and strength of their fingers and hands, limited access to tools and practice, and their own frustration.
Dads of Babies with Disabilities
Most fathers of kids with disabilities were civilians when their son or daughter was diagnosed. Many resources for parent support and information are offered through a motherīs perspective, with the needs and concerns of siblings and grandparents higher priorities than the husband and father.
Dads, Complicated Pregnancies and Childbirth
Fathers of children with special needs often have compelling stories to tell about complicated pregnancies, wives on bedrest, premature childbirth or newborn diagnosis that are uplifting, inspirational, and funny.
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