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    Parenting a Sensitive Child

    All of us know that discipline is very important to raise children. But how do you properly discipline a sensitive child whose responses are more acute than his/her peers? Well, there’s nothing wrong in being sensitive. A sensitive child, in most cases, is one of the most compassionate and kind kids that you will ever…

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    What is Speech Aparaxia?

    Aparaxia is a neurological disorder that affects the ability to control gross and fine motor movement and gestures. Aparaxia could be present at the time of birth, or may be acquired through a brain injury. It affects the ability to move the facial muscles and the limbs, like feet, legs, and toes. Aparaxia also often…

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    Using Positive Behavior for an Uniquely-Abled Child

    When a child misbehaves, whether it is hurting another kid or throwing temper tantrums, we usually reprimand him/her or hand out some punishment. But a uniquely-abled child needs a different kind of approach towards discipline. This is called positive behavior. It is usually harder to carry out traditional discipline techniques while dealing with a uniquely-abled…

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    Talking to Children about their Unique Abilities

    If your child is uniquely-abled, like if he/she has autism, dyslexia, or any similar type of disorder, it’s important to make them aware of their condition at some point in their lives. This will help them come to terms with their unique abilities. As a child grows up, he/she will obviously start asking questions about…

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    Cerebral Palsy and Behavioral Problems

    Cerebral palsy refers to a set of neurological disorders or anomalies that affect the muscle coordination. The results are usually permanent. Cerebral palsy is caused by abnormalities or damage inside a person’s brain which disrupts the ability to control the movement and maintain balance and posture of the body. Communication Boards for Special Needs Children…

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    Learning Disabilities and Adaptive Behavior

    Learning disability is not uncommon these days. Both neuro-typical and special children may have learning disability. But adaptive behavior can go a long way to help children with such disabilities to do well in life. Adaptive behavior, in simple terms, refers to age-appropriate behaviors people without or with learning disabilities require to live independently. Various…

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    Communication Boards for Special Needs Children

    Communication boards, as the name suggest, are an apparatus having pictures and symbols that are used in facilitating communication among children who have limited ability to express in language. pictures and symbols. If your child has learning difficulty or any similar problem which limits Such children can communicate using the board by gesturing, gazing, or…

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    Academic Underachievement of Children with Learning Disabilities

    Children having learning disabilities are often at risk of academic underachievement in their schools in more number of ways than we may expect. Many children with learning disabilities struggle in some specific areas of academic weakness and are below-par performers even in subjects where the disability is not a factor. Academic underachievement in school often…

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    Developmental Disabilities among Children

    Developmental disabilities in children usually includes a group of complex disorders that lead to speech disorders, intellectual underdevelopment, physical impairments, and various medical conditions. Developmental disabilities, in most cases, are present at the time of birth. Some disorders, however, are usually not apparent before the child turn 3-6 years of age. Developmental disabilities usually range…

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    What it Means if Your Child has Special Needs

    Special needs is an umbrella term which includes a wide array of diagnoses. Special children may have profound cognitive impairment or mild learning disabilities. The condition often includes allergies to certain foods or terminal illness. They may also have developmental delays that remain entrenched. Psychiatric problems and panic attacks are also not uncommon. Physical Challenges…

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