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Community Support for Families
Child health, Children and Youth with Disabilities, community support, inclusion, inclusive education
Comparing Ourselves to Other Mothers
Mothers with babies and young children at home may project images of themselves and their children to other moms that are as unrealistic as the perceptions that other mothers may have the resources, support, ideas and energy we canīt find. This is also common for mothers of kids with special needs.
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.
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