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January 23 2011 Children with Special Needs Newsletter

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Acknowledging Traumatized Children
Children deserve immediate help and long term support when they are traumatized by current events or have suffered abuse, loss, health issues or injury. Acknowledging traumatic events in a child's life and following through long-term is the responsibility of family members and other adults who may also have been affected.

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Expressing Friendship with Valentines

Art and Self Expression for Children

Friendship, Inclusion and Childhood Disability

Teaching Handwriting to Children

Holiday Party Planning - Support Groups

Inclusion Benefits Classmates

Explaining Disabilities to Classmates

Inclusion in Brownies and Girl Scouts

Establishing Advocacy Priorities

Teaching Students in Inclusive Classrooms

Peer Mentoring Programs and Childhood Disability

Inclusive P.E. for Children with Special Needs

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Special Olympics USA Scarf Project
Standard colors: RH 886-Blue w/ 512-Turqua;
Size 6" x 54"- 60"

Special Olympics USA Scarf Project
Sponsored by RedHeartYarns

Bindi Wildlife Adventures
So sweet to see Bindi Irwin with her
brother Bob and mom Terri on Oprah today

.Brianskotko Share your story about son/daughter with
Down syndrome for upcoming conference in MA

Back to School w/ Celiac Disease
Gluten-free #Celiac #DownSyndrome #gf #diabetes #coeliac

Celiac Disease in Children
Gluten-free #Celiac #DownSyndrome #gf #diabetes #coeliac

Celiac Disease and Juvenile Diabetes -
Gluten-free #Celiac #DownSyndrome #gf #diabetes

Celiac Disease and Down Syndrome http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art48739.asp
Gluten free #Celiac #DownSyndrome #gf

The Family Village links for celiac information and support
Gluten-free, coeliac info #celiac

Gluten Free Gourmet Cookbooks
Recipes incl flour mix substitute for wheat
flour cup for cup #gf #celiac

Gluten Free Store
Amazon Grocery and Gourmet - Your local grocery
may have these items #celiac #GF #coeliac

The Down Syndrome Nutrition Handbook
A Guide to Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
by Joan Guthrie Medlen

.mamatude Recognizing Places That Welcome Us
http://bit.ly/gFerb5 #specialneeds

"Everyone has the freedom to live their life.
Embrace diversity. Educate your community. Empower each other.
Love life." - Annie Hopkins

.DiabetesHealth Interview With Nick Jonas,
a Pop Star With a Conscience http://bit.ly/fbgmmU

.jmedlen "Assume the Best"
Kathie Snow's latest newsletter from Disability is Natural. http://bit.ly/gbBI3o
See Kathy at ABI April 16th in PDX.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in children and in adolescents http://bit.ly/hcvsKu
Kids need positive, consistent, supportive relationships

Mental Health Matters: Trauma Changes the Brain -
Post-Traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children and adolescents:
“Very different reactions may be seen in children who experience
multiple, chronic traumatic events from those who experience a
single, isolated traumatic event.”

.Apraxia_KIDS Motor learning theory should drive
the speech therapy - starts with precursors of trust,
motivation, shared attention
While you may teach some isolated sounds, the main
focus of therapy for #apraxia is on speech movement
sequences - right away!
.Apraxia_KIDS Single words don't have to be precise
before the child moves on and put words into short
phrases & practiced
.Apraxia_KIDS Sign language can be a prompt for verbal
speech & we can use it even if the child does not.

Increase in reports of febrile seizures among
children younger than 2 who received Fluzone

The Power of Communication
Words, pictures or behavior can all work

3/21 World Down Syndrome Day
Read about previous events to celebrate and raise awareness

Down Syndrome Awareness - 3/21/11 http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art53612.asp
Give stories to parenting mags, monthlies 2 months early

Grandfathers & Great Uncles
help esp when fathers are absent, traveling, in the military

Comparing Ourselves to Other Mothers http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art61553.asp
Measuring up - mainstream and moms of kids w/ special needs

Forgiving Family
Relatives may blurt out insensitive, rude, hurtful remarks

Adaptive Dance Classes and Down Syndrome

Teaching Home Addresses to Children http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art60816.asp

Easter and Children with Disabilities

Jay-Z was on Oprah today
Seems like we'll have to get his book, Decoded.

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