Here's the latest article from the Special Needs Children site at BellaOnline.com.
Children and Sign Language
Young children with temporary speech delays, hearing impairment or language disorders are finding sign language is a wonderful bridge to satisfying communication.
Thank you to readers who contacted me when the article on Kindergarten Transition went missing - the article is back on the website now. Many school districts hold "Kindergarten Roundup" and early registration activities in the Spring of the year, so children can visit their neighborhood schools and districts get an idea of how many children will enroll the following Fall.
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Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon - Whole Children
Actor Kevin Bacon's foundation will match up to $10,000 in donations to non profits who are supported most often in a month through the webpage, SixDegrees.org.
Only the top six programs are eligible for matching funds, and in March there is an activity program for children with disabilities and their mainstream neighbors in the top ten called Whole Children.
If enough people donate a minimum of ten dollars by the end of this month, this grassroots neighborhood program might be boosted into the top six! It's a fun contest to watch and cheer on small programs that make a big difference in their communities! Read more about it at the Special Needs Children forum.
After School Activities - Academics and Inclusion
Springtime and Easter Crafts
Children and Sign Language
Transition to Kindergarten
Feeding Therapy, Speech and Early Intervention
Sensory Integration Problems
Advocating for Children in Public Schools
Sensory Discomfort in Children
Eating Disorders and Children with Special Needs
Articles at BellaOnline.com Special Needs Children:
Transition to Preschool from Early Intervention
IEP Preparation - Teacher Support
Airline Travel for Children with Special Needs
Carry On Luggage Rules for Flights Today
Music Education - Every Voice Heard
Communication, Autism, and Developmental Disabilities
Finding Strollers, Walkers and Wheelchairs for Children
Inclusive P.E. for Children with Special Needs
School Bus Rides
Cousins of Children with Special Needs
IDEA - Education Law
Early Intervention for Developmental Delays
Changing Bad Behavior Habits
Easter Craft Ideas
Easter and Children with Disabilities
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Pamela Wilson, Special Needs Children Editor
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