Feda Almaliti, a parent of a child with autism, struggled for over two years for coverage by her insurance carrier of an expensive yet necessary form of therapy called Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). It wasn’t until recently, that she became aware ..
New Autism Report: Emphasizes Environmental Factors as Cause New and controversial studies have been released suggesting a link to autism and the environment, including the environment in the womb. California Autism Twin Study Suggests Prenatal Risk Facto..
My son David, up until the age of 10, knew very few words such as mama, papa, and toy (I know, all kids’ favorite word). At the age of 11 he became high-functioning; he would not stop talking and we couldn’t be happier. He was no longer shy; he co..
There are many treatment options for a child with cerebral palsy (CP). But play can go a long way toward encouraging development. Try these tips to develop cognitive and social skills: Encourage your child to make friends with other children. If necessary..
The Language of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders http://www.fasdcenter.samhsa.gov/documents/WYNKLanguageFASD2.pdf Web brochure by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, entitled “The Language of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders” Fetal Alcoh..
Timothy is a social 20 year old man who enjoys the company of others. Timothy also has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair for mobility. Unfortunately, many people are put off by his wheelchair and have trouble starting conversations with him. 5 years ..
Substance exposed or Intrauterine Drug Exposed (IUDE) infants have been exposed to toxic substances while in the womb. The most common substance exposure is to alcohol or illicit drugs, such as methamphetamines, heroin, marijuana, or cocaine. This present..
Many treatment options are available for children with cerebral palsy (CP). However, an ongoing home program is very important in promoting your child’s development. Try some of these strategies and techniques in your daily activities. They can encourag..
Every child is unique and develops at his or her own pace. This is especially true of children with Down syndrome whose rate of development is even more variable. Every time you take your child to the pediatrician, the doctor checks to see how your child ..