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The Parent’s Role In Child Development Programs by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 01 Dec 2013 7:00pm It’s no secret that a child’s education plays a significant role in her development during early childhood and is a determining factor in her success as an adult. Helping young children to acquire the skills they need to progress and develop along the prescribed timeline is one of a parent’s most important jobs. Understanding the role that pa ... Read on »
Resources for Kids to Learn and Play Online by mumsgather .. Posted Thu 18 Aug 2011 4:40am Kids these days are exposed to computers from a very young age. It is inevitable. We are living in a digital age. Computers and new technology is all around us. Tablet computers with its many new apps aimed at kids is a good example of how kids can use technology like the computer to learn and play. ARE COMPUTERS BAD FOR CHILDREN? Computers ... Read on »
Government task force seeks Child Development Specialist by Heather .. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 5:52pm Every time I go to the hospital for lab work, I have to register. It's a very time consuming process, and very lame, especially when I am only there to drop off a 24 hour urine sample. I have in the past tried to just dump my pee on someone, but no, I have to sit and wait to be called, and then go through the "registration" process, which consi ... Read on »
5 Reasons Why Recess is Important for Child Development by Your Therapy Source Posted Fri 31 Jan 2014 12:50pm No matter what the weather, schools need to encourage recess time.  Whether it be free play time outdoors on playground equipment, using loose parts (ie balls, jump ropes, etc) or indoor time on rainy, cold days, students benefit from the break for some of the following reasons: 1.  Children learn self regulation and the ability to foll ... Read on »
Disadvantaged Preschoolers Exhibit Gross Motor Delays by Your Therapy Source Posted Wed 28 Apr 2010 3:37am Two recent studies report that disadvantaged preschoolers exhibit gross motor delays on the Test of Gross Motor Development - 2. Goodway et. al. reported in the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Science that 86% of Midwestern and southwestern preschoolers were delayed in locomotor and object control skills (< 30 percentile). Boys outperformed ... Read on »
Classroom modifications for successful school experience for ADHD kids by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted Fri 20 Feb 2009 7:24pm To make this blog more useful, I have decided to add weekly news and/or expert advice gathered from my reading and research in addition to my life experiences with my ADHD child. Please comment if there's a topic you'd like me to cover. Classroom modifications for successful school experience for ADHD kids It's no secret that a typical class ... Read on »
Child health professionals need to do more to help parents by Chris Alterio Occupational Therapist Posted Tue 03 Aug 2010 10:04am A sad story has been in the news recently about a parent who allegedly murdered her children who were diagnosed with autism. 911 tapes and other evidence indicate that the family was having difficulties coping with the diagnosis and care of these children. Several years ago I put some thoughts together regarding efforts I wanted to make i ... Read on »
Struggles with Motor Skills Compound Social Problems in Autism by Medline Plus Posted Mon 08 Jul 2013 2:00pm Fortunately, help is available for kids to improve abilities like throwing and catching Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autism , Child Development Read on »
The Learning and Development Powers of Lego on Children by Laurachora Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Tue 07 May 2013 6:40am Sponsored post Few toys have stood the test of time like Lego blocks. In the age of motion sensing video games, 3D movies, smartphones and smart glasses , it’s remarkable to see how these colourful plastic building blocks continue to entertain kids (and grown-ups, too!) for hours on end. Legos are much more than just toys however–they e ... Read on »
Health Tip: Promote Fine Motor Skills in Preschoolers by Medline Plus Posted Wed 17 Apr 2013 7:00am Let them play with blocks and puzzles Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Development , Parenting Read on »