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Category : Developmental Disabilities

Three Tips For Parenting A Child With ADHD

Work together with your child who has ADHD to figure out what routine is best for the both of you. Parenting children with ADHD can be quite different than normal child-rearing, as you’re likely already aware. Depending on the severity and type[...]

What You Should Know About Developmental Disabilities

Here’s what you should know about some of the most common developmental disabilities. Developmental disabilities come in many forms, some of which are less obvious than others. These kinds of disabilities are something everyone should be aware [...]

Is My Child Dyslexic? Common Signs of Dyslexia to Look for in Early Childhood

Here’s what to look for when evaluating your child for dyslexia. Dyslexia is a common neurologically-based disorder that interferes with the processing of language. When children are first starting to learn how to read and write in early childh[...]

5 Tips for Parents with Children Who Stutter

As a parent of a child with a stutter, there is a lot to know about communication with your child. As a parent of a child with a stutter, there is a lot to know about communication with your child. Something that seems effortless with other peo[...]

3 Tips for Living with Visually Impaired People

Here are three ways you can make your home a livable and safe place for your visually impaired relative or friend. When living with someone who suffers from any amount of vision loss, you want to make life as easy for this person as you possibl[...]

Easy Reminders for Communicating With Deaf People

Here are some useful tips that will help you through easy and effective communication. Communicating with a deaf person isn’t all that different than communicating with a hearing person.  When communicating with both deaf and hearing people, ma[...]

4 Tips for Helping Your Autistic Teenager Prepare for Holiday Gatherings

It is a joyous time of year, but all of the lights, laughter, strange foods, and loud music can sometimes be a bit too much for your autistic teen. The time for holiday gatherings has come! It is a joyous time of year, but all of the lights, la[...]

How to Help Children with Sensory Processing Disorder Thrive

October is National Sensory Processing Awareness month. October is National Sensory Processing Awareness month. Parents, therapists, and other caregivers help kids deal with this disorder every day, but few people actually know what Sensory Pro[...]

ADHD in Children: How to Know When to Test

Your child has boundless energy, which is actually pretty typical. Your child has boundless energy, which is actually pretty typical. But what if that boundless energy prevents him or her from following simple directions or finishing easy tasks[...]

The Value of Art Therapy for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

Autism is a neurological condition present at birth, whose precise cause is as yet unknown. It seems like everyone knows someone who is somewhere on the autism spectrum. Autism is a neurological condition present at birth, whose precise cause i[...]

Guardianship For Adults With ASD

Ideally, you want to have a responsible person have guardianship over an adult with ASD! Parents are always responsible for their children. For the most part, they are their child’s legal guardian and make decisions regarding a child’s welfare,[...]

2 Great Tips For Parenting A Child With Special Needs

Understanding what your special needs child responds best to is easier than you think. Being a parent to any child is a true blessing. However, when you have a special needs child, it can be a little more difficult if you are unprepared for the[...]

The Connection Between Autism And Screen Time: Special Brains, Special Risks

Children with autism are often negatively affected by too much screen time. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are highly prone to developing negative effects as a result of too much screen time. In fact, children with ASD are likely [...]

Everything You Wanted To Know About Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is a complex disability. Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a condition that affects less than one percent of the population and is often the forgotten condition among the intellectual and developmental disabilities. What Is Cerebral Palsy? [...]

The Types of Job Shadowing

Job shadowing helps individuals with developmental disabilities gain experience and confidence in their abilities. Job shadowing is a great way for people with developmental disabilities to find their purpose in life. This special work experien[...]

All About Weighted Blankets

While everyone loves a blanket to snuggle up in, a weighted blanket may have some positive effects on your loved ones with all types of disabilities. A weighted blanket is the newest accessories for children and adults with developmental disabi[...]

What is Asperger Syndrome?

It can be hard for children with Asperger syndrome to engage in everyday activities. Asperger syndrome is a neurobiological disorder that is on the higher-functioning end of the autism spectrum. The symptoms of Asperger syndrome ranges from mil[...]

The Difference Between Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Do you know what the difference between an intellectual and a developmental disability are? There are many different terms to describe a disability but when it comes down to it, there are two different categories for them: intellectual and deve[...]

What is Fragile X Syndrome?

Do you know what Fragile X Syndrome is? Fragile X syndrome is not as wide known as other developmental disorders like autism. Fragile X syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by a change in the person’s genes. This disorder is caused when change[...]

Pokémon GO Reportedly Helping Individuals with ASD

Everyone is talking about Pokemon GO. What is your ASD child missing out on? Since its release on July 6th, the Niantic and Nintendo app Pokémon GO has taken the world by storm and mainstream media by storm. If you have not heard about Pokémon [...]