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Sleep Disorders and Children with Special Needs
Sleep apnea, sleep disordered breathing, snoring, restlessness and other breathing problems during sleep can have serious consequences for preemies, babies and children with special needs
Sleep, Cognitive Development and Down Syndrome
Recent studies have indicated that children with Down syndrome are much more likely to experience sleep problems that affect their cognitive development and function as well as their health.
Snapshots, Photography and Childhood Disability
Children with delayed language can communicate through snapshots and inexpensive picture books showing their daily activities, interests and talents. Taking snapshots regularly gives us a deeper look into their lives, opportunities and capabilities as individuals, too.
Social Matches and Teens with Disabilities
Teens with developmental disabilities, chronic health conditions or other special needs should have opportunities to get together with peers to find friendship or romance without undue pressure or expectations from parents, staff or caregivers to form a convenient match with a particular person.
Social Media, Texting and Online Relationships
For individuals with a developmental disability, texting or social media offer opportunities to connect, communicate and participate without a diagnosis getting in the way. But it can be as difficult to 'read between the lines' in texts, phone calls and status updates as understanding in person.
Software and DVDs for Exceptional Children
Finding good computer software and DVDs for children with disabilities means searching among both mainstream and special needs products to find what is best suited to your child
Something for the Pain - Parent Comments
When reading powerful testimony of a father's love found in E.R. Doc Paul Austin's excerpt from SOMETHING FOR THE PAIN, it may take a second reading to learn something from his honesty. Comments at the Bloom site could result in a much greater outcome than drawing more lines between US and THEM.
Soothing Children's Fears
Soothing childrenīs fears during and after stressful or scary experiences can soften immediate and long term effects of distress
Special Needs in the News
There is always something new going on in research, education, issues and developments about children with special needs and their families
Speech Therapy for Children
There are many reasons children benefit from speech therapy during childhood and even infancy. Playing games and practicing therapy strategies at home can help encourage late-talkers and those with unclear speech or confused word order as well as being fun for their siblings and mainstream peers.
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