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The Power of Communication
Alternate forms of communication provided by parents, teachers, or speech therapists, work only when the child actually gains the power to affect the behavior of others. There are many ways to learn and to communicate without speech!
Theater Access for Children in Wheelchairs
When neighborhood access is limited for a child in a wheelchair, options close for every member of the family. In many communities, the wheelchair is seen as the limitation, when the only challenge holding us back is the reasonable accommodation of accessibility.
Thoughts from the Middle of the Night
When my son was born with Down syndrome, I could not imagine his kindergarten year in a mainstream classroom, with friends and birthday parties, learning to read and write, or sharing his thoughts during story time. I thank all the moms looking forward, who are always reaching back to help others.
Thoughts on the Sandy Hook Elementary Tragedy
Our hearts go out to those affected by the terrible events at Sandy Hook Elementary and Newtown Connecticut, especially the victims and their families, first responders and staff; and the community that has to somehow absorb the horror of that day.
Thyroid Problems and Down Syndrome
Children with Down syndrome have a higher incidence of thyroid problems that can have adverse effects on their health, development and emotional wellness.
Toilet Training and Inclusive Education
Opportunities for inclusive placements in regular classrooms and community programs should not be limited when children have not achieved toilet training goals in preschool or on IEPs during their school years. Academic and socialization goals must always be the primary focus of proram planning.
Tom Cruise War of Words Articles
Princeton-educated Brooke Shields responds with dignity on behalf of other women who have postpartum depression; only Matt Lauer has been brave enough to speak up for children helped by ADD medication
Tom Cruise, ADD and Postpartum Depression
Medications for ADD or Depression: Valuable Treatments or The Drugging of America? Brooke Shields, Matt Lauer, Tom Cruise and the war of words
Tom Cruise, Postpartum Depression and ADD
Most parents do not promote medications for ADD or depression, but support other families' choices, like Brooke Shields and Matt Lauer in response to Tom Cruise in the 'war of words' and Courteney Cox explaining her depression following the birth of her daughter Coco
Tourette Syndrome Explored on Oprah
Children who have Tourette's - Tourette Syndrome - struggle with a neurological condition that may be misdiagnosed as a behavioral disorder, overlooked due to a dual diagnosis, or whose symptoms may be attributed to other causes
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