Will My Child Need 24-Hour Care? Considerations for Round-The-Clock-Care in Children with Birth Injuries

Children with neurological dysfunction due to brain injury at birth may have a range of health complications. In some cases, children with milder brain injuries may have less severe impairments, but in other cases, the extent of disability may be more severe. Health situations can change as children grow, as well. For example, the brain…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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