What if You Don’t Agree with the Proposed IEP Services?
Signing the IEP form denotes your agreement with the plan and will allow services to begin. Here’s what to do if you don’t agree with the plan.
What is Inclusive Preschool Education?
Inclusive education is a system in which students with special needs can attend school with their typically developing peers. An inclusive preschool system integrates special education and related services into all aspects of its program.
What Are Designated Instructional Services (DIS)?
Your child may be eligible for Designated Instruction Services (DIS), also known as related services. These support services help a child benefit from his special education program.
Communication Disorders: Approaches to Early Intervention
If your child is a late talker or has other challenges with communication, early intervention will likely be recommended.
Atypical Communication in Young Children
Late-talking children are those at age two with a vocabulary of fewer than 50 words and who use limited or no two- or three-word combinations, such as “more juice.”
Communication Disorders: Reasons for Early Intervention
Can your child benefit from early intervention by a speech-language pathologist?
An Introduction to Down Syndrome
Down syndrome is a genetic variation that affects one out of 800 to 1,000 babies born in the United States.
Developmental Patterns of a Child with Down Syndrome
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.
Down Syndrome: Mealtimes with Your Child
It is not uncommon for mealtime to occasionally be a source of stress and frustration for parents and children alike. For children with Down syndrome, there may be additional circumstances that lead to more challenges with eating and swallowing.
Puberty and Your Child with Autism
All children go through puberty regardless of IQ or social skills.
Reading and Vocabulary for a Child with Autism
Parents are invested in improving their child’s vocabulary and reading skills. This is especially import for a child who has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Growth and Growth Charts for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Certain genetic or chromosomal abnormalities cause children to have a shorter height, smaller head, or increased or decreased weight compared to typically developing children.
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