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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.
Speech, Feeding Therapy, and Early Intervention
Speech therapy and feeding therapy are available to many children in early intervention programs for delayed communication or articulation difficulties; you may find information and specialists who are just the ticket for your child!
Spring Craft Ideas
Easter crafts and Easter art projects for children can ease the stress of holiday events and expectations
Starting a New School Year with an IEP
Children with disabilities may make transitions more often than expected, as special education classrooms are moved so regular education students can remain in their neighborhood schools. Some of the transitions challenges students experience when moving to new schools or classrooms can be eased.
Starting a Parent Support Group
Starting a parent support group can lead to better opportunities for children with special needs and their families; joining a mainstream parent group can help your child grow up with their peers in inclusive classrooms
State and National Park Disability Passes
Families of children with disabilities may qualify for a free or reduced entrance charges to state and national parks with disability passes available well in advance of a park visit. Check first for information on documentation, identification and other requirements to qualify for entrance passes.
Strange Families and Childhood Disabilities
Studies of families who include a child with a disability show them to be fairly ordinary, even though inspirational stories may describe them as extraordinary. There is anecdotal evidence that many families raising children with multiple disabilities or chronic health concerns are somewhat strange.
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