Summary: Spina Bifida is a permanent condition. It appears in the early days after conception as a slight vertical indentation or tear across the tiny fetus. As the pregnancy progresses the indentation develops into a lesion on the backbone called a mylomenengecele. The nerves attached to the... Helpful Adoption Terms to Know
Helpful Adoption Terms to Know (1/00) Abandonment Desertion of a child by a parent or adult primary care giver with no provisions for continued childcare nor with any apparent intention to return to resume caregiving. Abuse and Neglect Physical, sexual and/or emotional maltreatment. Child... Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADD and ADHD are chronic medical conditions of childhood that have been well studied and are usually amenable to treatment. They are conditions that seem to be relatively common among children in foster care, perhaps in part due to the fact that they are often associated with other conditions in... ADD/ADHD: What Does It Mean for Parents and Families when Their Child is Diagnosed with This Conditi
"What is ADD/ADHD?" Some specialists estimate that anywhere from 3-10% of school age children are affected by attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (Goldstein, 1992; Rief, 1993). Behavioral characteristics of attention deficit disorder include: being...
Adoption and Special Needs Commonly Used Abbreviations
August 16, 2007, 9:10 am
What do all of these abbreviations mean? The world of adoption and special needs can be very confusing when you don’t know the code. You can also unintentionally offend someone in the adoption triad by misusing the codes. Helping your special needs child can be challenging even when you know what... How to Decipher Adoption Abbreviations Including Special Needs
June 25, 2007, 5:38 am
How many times have you read through a description of either a waiting child, or a pregnant mother who is consider placing a child for adoption, and wondered…What do all of these abbreviations mean? I remember when we were new perspective adoptive parents, PAPs, we were very confused about the... IEP - Waiting For A Response
November 14, 2013, 12:07 pm
It’s now been a month since I’ve been trying to get some answers about my child’s education. It started when my husband and I noticed that when my daughter came home she had little knowledge of what was being taught although her grades reflected differently. Then she would tell us that she would...