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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 »
Toys for Differently Abled Kids... by Christina M. Patient Expert Posted Tue 18 Nov 2008 12:20am In honor of Black Friday: This was posted on our Listen-Up Yahoo! Group, and I thought I would share it. Toys for special needs children By Lauren Beckham Falcone Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - Say goodbye to the stuffed animal. Plush toys are usually the gift du jour for children with special needs, because many family an ... Read on »
Selecting Toys for Children with Special Needs by Your Therapy Source Posted Mon 30 Aug 2010 3:16am Parents and therapists recognize the importance of play in children. Through play children develop physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. Children with disabilities may have limited access to play due to motor skill delays or other issues. Through guided play sessions, parents and therapists can help children to maximize their play sk ... Read on »
Published article about Fragile X and Us by Kristie Meyer Patient Expert Posted Tue 09 Jun 2009 11:31pm This is Megan. She is a teacher at Shelby Hills Early Childhood Center. That's where Drew and Blake went to preschool. Megan contacted me about doing a research paper on Fragile X and wanted to use our family as her subject matter. Well, guess what? Her paper was so good, it was published! In the Association for Childhood Education International's ... Read on »
Nutrition and Hydranencephaly or other conditions by Ali Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Fri 02 Oct 2009 3:07pm I know the basics of proper nutrition and your body, and my kids' bodies...but apparently it's a total different set of basics for a special needs child. Makes sense, Brayden isn't mobile so he probably doesn't need to consume nearly the calories of a "typical" child or he'll have a much harder time ever becoming mobile. When I began to research th ... Read on »
October 2 – 31 for 21 by Brigitte Posted Sat 02 Oct 2010 4:45am This article was published by the Mayo Clinic.  While I don’t agree with all the wording, the content is extremely informative if you know little about Down syndrome!   Please read this and learn about my two children… Educate yourself!!!! Down syndrome — Comprehensive overview covers causes, risk factors and diagnosis of this gene ... Read on »
Better Motor Skills = Better Adaptive Behavior Skills in Children with Autism by Your Therapy Source Posted Fri 20 Sep 2013 4:00am Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders published research on 233 children ages 14 to 49 months diagnosed with autism. The researchers examined the relationship of motor skills on the adaptive behavior composite, daily living, adaptive social and adaptive communicative skills while holding constant the age, non-verbal problem solving, and the ... Read on »
Improving Executive, Attention, and Motor Skills Preschool Children With ADHD with Parent and Child Groups by Your Therapy Source Posted Fri 18 Oct 2013 4:00am The Journal of Attention Disorders published research on 29 (4 to 5 year old) children and their parents who participated in group sessions with 3-5 children per group.  The training sessions consisted of introducing games that would help to enhance inhibitory control, working memory, attention, visual spatial skills, planning skills and mo ... Read on »
Child Welfare and Gross Motor Skills by Your Therapy Source Posted Sun 27 Nov 2011 2:35pm Here is an interesting study published in Pediatric Physical Therapy. One hundred seventy six children in the child welfare system underwent gross motor skill evaluations, physical examinations and case workers were interviewed. The results indicated the following significantly lower gross motor skills for children in foster care versus kins ... Read on »
The Day The Music Died by apraxiamom Posted Sat 20 Mar 2010 7:18am With the latest budget cuts and the crisis in the State of Illinois, our schools took a hit. A big hit. Although the number of jobs that were deleted from our school district dropped from 600 to only 145, we were all aware that something was going to change. A that change is music. Music at Kaitlyn's school will change as we know ... Read on »