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Raising Awareness About Disabilities
Many parents of newly diagnosed children who decide to raise awareness and encourage opportunities for their child and others who share the same diagnosis find that many friends, coworkers, neighbors and others already have personal experience and knowledge of childhood disabilities.
Raising A Sensory Smart Child - Review
Raising a Sensory Smart Child - Helping Your Child with Sensory Integration Issues, by Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske, forward by Temple Grandin. The strategies and advice offered through this book make it a treasure for parents and professionals who care for children with sensory integration issues.
Proloquo2Go for iPod Touch and iPhone
The Proloquo2Go assistive communication software application for the iPod Touch and iPhone is an affordable iTunes app for children and teens with hearing or speech impairments, communication challenges, neurological diseases, and physical or developmental disabilities.
Problem Behavior and Family Stress
Misbehavior by a child with special needs can be caused by the extra challenges added by a health problem or developmental delay. What does that mean for mom?
Private Schools and Children with Special Needs
Private schools for children with special needs can be a wonderful environment for inclusion, with appropriate support and encouragement for everyone.
Printing, Cursive Writing, Childhood Disabilities
Children with special needs have shown great success in learning to print and write in cursive when given the support, encouragement and tools that should be readily available to them as well as their mainstream classmates
Children who need medications that are too costly for families to afford can seek out programs at specific drug manufacturers that offer many prescriptions at reduced prices through local pharmacies and at company websites
Preparing for Emergencies with Children
Families of children with special needs prepare for every day emergencies as well as using new plans from government agencies and first responders who consider individuals with disabilities and chronic health conditions
Prenatal Diagnosis Down Syndrome
Advice for women whose baby will be born with Down syndrome often comes from a perspective of misinformation and discouragement rather than celebration. If your daughter, sister, friend, coworker, neighbor or relative is expecting a baby prenatally diagnosed with Down Syndrome - how can you help?
Positive Psychology and Childhood Disability
Positive Psychology suggests ways of supporting and enhancing mental wellness in children and adults coping with increasing daily stress or anxiety. Human rights activist Norman Kunc explains Abraham Maslow's well-researched theory of the hierarchy of needs as it relates to our families.
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