Dental Care for Children with Disabilities

For many parents of children with disabilities, pediatric dental care may be low on their list of concerns. However, children with disabilities are almost twice as likely to develop oral health problems. This is not simply a result of parental distraction – a variety of physical, behavioral, and emotional conditions can play a role (1)….

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…

Early Intervention for Developmental Delays

The Importance of Catching Developmental Delays Early Children with developmental delays of any kind (especially those due to hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and other preventable birth injuries) require significant support in early childhood and throughout life. As soon as parents suspect developmental delays, they should consult with a pediatrician or specialist to determine the best plan…

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month!

Those who have been diagnosed with a developmental disability may face a unique set of challenges. These challenges often involve the dual pitfalls of public discourse and public policy surrounding developmental disabilities. Because of these challenges, it is important to ensure that this population has a voice regarding the specific social, educational, financial and health-related…

Michigan Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Lawyer Discuss a Medical Malpractice Case

Cytotec & Delayed C-Section Cause Birth Asphyxia, HIE, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disabilities & Developmental Delays A baby who was experiencing birth asphyxia and fetal distress was not delivered for several hours after the distress began. This caused her to have hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), seizures, brain damage, cerebral palsy, developmental delays and intellectual (cognitive) disabilities….