A child with cerebral palsy (CP) may benefit from many types of therapy to ease symptoms and aid function. Interventions might include physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech and language therapy. The purpose of all therapies is to help your chi..
General Principles These are general principles to keep in mind as you work with your child to enhance pre-academic development: Provide engaging, meaningful, hands-on experiences to ensure a strong academic foundation. Young children learn by doing. Enco..
What Causes Autism? Although no one knows the cause of autism, most believe that genetics plays a role. However, no single cause of autism has been identified. Scientists currently believe that a combination of genetics and environment likely play a role,..
http://www.blindbabies.org/ Pediatric Visual Diagnosis Fact Sheet ™ DEFINITION The retina is the innermost coating of the eye, containing light-sensitive nerve cells and fibers connecting with the brain through the optic nerve. The retina is held in pla..
In addition to physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy, many other strategies can supplement the treatment plan for a child with cerebral palsy (CP). Here are a few to consider. Behavioral therapy. Family and child psycholo..
Social skills groups are generally targeted to students with a wide range of ages (often 4-13 year olds) that are then grouped based on their developmental level and functioning. These students have varying needs and backgrounds such as children with au..
How do I know if my child’s behavior may be due to an emotional need? All children have fundamental emotional needs for protection, safety, consistency, security, and trusting relationships. When these needs are not met, children often miss out on criti..
In March 2011, AbilityPath released Walk a Miles in Their Shoes, a groundbreaking report raising awareness that bullying of children with special needs is one of the highest of any other subgroup. Together, with actress Lauren Potter who portrays Becky Ja..
Nathan, In support of Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month I want tell you and the world how much I love and accept you for who you are and all that you have to offer. You have opened my heart and mind and given me the opportunity to view people, place..
It is important to keep in mind that attachment relationships develop between two individuals. Both individuals bring qualities and characteristics that influence the development of this unique bond. As anyone who has spent time around babies will know, a..