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Nurturing Social-Emotional Development of Gifted Children
What Are the Social-Emotional Needs of Gifted Children? To a large degree, the needs of gifted children are the same as those of other children. The same developmental stages occur, though often at a younger age (Webb & Kleine, 1993). Gifted children may face the same potentially limiting...
College Planning for Students with Learning Disabilities
High school personnel, as well as students with learning disabilities and their parents, are often frustrated in searching out a suitable postsecondary setting that will afford opportunity for success. While there are many directories of postsecondary college programs (Hartman & Krulwich, 1984),... From Emotions to Advocacy: The Parent's Journey
Worry. Sadness. Fear. Guilt. Helplessness. Anger. Confusion. Disappointment. More worry. Parenting has always encompassed difficult periods - times when parents feel concerned and confused - sleepless nights when they worry about how well they are fulfilling their responsibilities to... Adoption Subsidy: Negotiating and Renegotiating Your Child's Contract
What is it, and does my child qualify? Parents adopting children with special needs from private, non-profit agencies, or from the U.S. foster care system often have similar questions about adoption assistance, or subsidy. Dr. Rita Laws, co-author of a book on subsidies, has helped hundreds of...
Root Causes of Dyslexia Unraveled
Dyslexia, the learning disability that makes reading and processing speech a challenge, may result from problems with brain connectivity, a new study suggests. Some hypothesize that in people with dyslexia, the way that speech sounds are represented in the brain is impaired, while others contend... Health Tip: If Your Child Has a Learning Disability
Title: Health Tip: If Your Child Has a Learning Disability Category: Health News Created: 11/27/2013 7:35:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 11/27/2013 12:00:00 AM Employers commit to Learning Disabilities Work Experience Week 2013
Inclusive Employers and learning disability charity Mencap have teamed up to launch the first ever Learning Disabilities Work Experience Week, which is running from Monday November 11th and is the first ever initiative of its kind in the UK. Mencap call for national inquiry over hospital treatment of...
CHARITY Mencap is calling for the Government to set up a national inquiry in the wake of Mark Clowes's failed hospital care.It claims more than 1,000 people with a learning disability die needlessly at the hands of the NHS every year.Officials want a national body to monitor and investigate the...
Adopted Daughter’s IQ Score Continues to Increase Despite FAS
July 8, 2008, 9:22 pm
Our daughter came to live with us just weeks before her fourth birthday. After nine months of doctors’ appointments and evaluations, her previous foster family finally called it quits. They did not feel competent to deal with her special needs nor a mentally retarded child. They adopted her two... Once Your Child Starts School Does it Matter How the LD Began
July 27, 2008, 4:57 pm
There are special clinics that a parent can take an adopted or foster child to for a Fetal Alcohol evaluation . It takes at least all day and sometimes more than one day for a complete evaluation. This very thorough investigation may include brain images as well as physical and developmental... Public High School for Learning Disabled Daughter or Homeschool
July 7, 2008, 6:26 pm
Our daughter just finished the eighth grade, well sort of; she is making up three classes over summer school. She has been attending homeschool for the past four years. We didn’t feel that she was challenged enough in special education. That was part of our decision to homeschool our learning...