How to Help Socialize Children with Developmental Disabilities

Children with developmental disabilities often struggle to interact with their peers. Many experience difficulty understanding nonverbal communication such as social cues and body language. It is important to have realistic expectations for your child’s level of socialization because social interaction can induce anxiety more for some children than for others. Some questions to ask yourself…

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPin on PinterestEmail this to someone

Mealtime Tips for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders

Parents of children with developmental disabilities or autism often encounter many obstacles when trying to provide their child with a balanced diet that they won’t reject. Parents often discover that their child has an affinity for or detests certain foods. Their food preferences often fit into one of these four categories: Sweet Salty Sour Bitter…

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPin on PinterestEmail this to someone

Disability Travel and Entertainment Guides

Traveling with a disability can be overwhelming, but can be made more easily accessible for people with a variety of disabilities by following some tips and getting help from well-informed groups and travel agencies. 8 Tips for Traveling with a Disability Discuss the trip with your doctor. Make sure you specify where you will be…

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPin on PinterestEmail this to someone

9 Apps for Children with Special Needs

In recent years, software companies and parents have worked to develop many apps that utilize modern technology such as iPhones and iPads for the benefit of people with cerebral palsy. Technology is not a one-fits-all approach for all types of disabilities, but it can help some people with disabilities to better connect with the world…

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPin on PinterestEmail this to someone

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities in Higher Education

How do I communicate with my professors about my disability? Sharing information about your disability is a personal matter. Disability support services on campus, will not contact your professors to inform them of your disability even if you register with them. The best times to talk to your professors are at the end of class,…

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPin on PinterestEmail this to someone

Tips for Parenting Children with ADHD

A big part of parenting a child with ADHD is knowing what limitations an ADHD diagnosis can cause.  Children with ADHD commonly experience difficulties with: Following directions Hyperactivity Behavioral issues Poor social skills Disorganization Anger Inattention Impulsivity Tips for helping your child cope with these difficulties: Be positive: Explain to your child what behaviors are…

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPin on PinterestEmail this to someone