1) Check for Potty Training Readiness Look for these signs in your child to see if they exhibit potty training readiness: Communicates needs Follows Directions Interest in underwear and toilet habits of others Simple dressing skills (able to pull elastic-..
Dr. Grace Gengoux is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) with expertise in the clinical evaluation and ..
POLICE OFFICER If I am lost or need help, I can ask a Police Officer. A Police Officer usually wears a blue or black uniform with a badge and drives a car with lights on the top. I should not be scared of a police officer because they are there to help me..
Five spheres of influence that can positively affect a child’s weight “It’s not just a matter of the individual making the right choices. We need public policies that support physical activity programs for people with disabilities. We need more inve..
A further investigation of the impact obesity has on the growth and development of children with special needs. “Childhood obesity, because it tends to track into adulthood and is itself a risk factor for the most prevalent chronic diseases, may represe..
A look at how anti-obesity programs can serve as an integral component in maintaining healthy special needs children. Special Olympics Health Promotion http://www.specialolympics.org/healthy_athletes.aspx Health Promotion, part of the broader Special Olym..
Getting your child to sleep is one of the most difficult tasks for Parents. If your child has special needs, this becomes a sometimes impossible task. Establishing a bedtime routine can sometimes make it easier for your child to fall asleep. Here are some..
Information in this article was made available from a guide for parents and dental providers of children with special needs developed by the Oklahoma Dental Foundation in partnership with several funders. The entire guide is available for download at: O..
Making Camps Accessible for All Families of children with an autism spectrum disorder are often faced with the dilemma of what to do over the summer. Where can my child go? What can he/she do? The answer is… just about anything, anywhere. And if a c..
Gabrielle Stephens is a worried mom. “It seems as though everyday there is a product or food that is recalled and I worry about the dangers to my child,” says Stephens. Gabrielle is not alone in her worry. Checking national headlines in just the p..