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Services in School for Children with Special Needs: What Parents Need to Know
Some children experience difficulties in school, ranging from problems with concentration, learning, language, and perception to problems with behavior and/or making and keeping friends. These difficulties may be due to one or more of the following: physical disorders, psychiatric disorders,...
Traumatic Brain Injury
Susan was 7 years old when she was hit by a car while riding her bike. She broke her arm and leg. She also hit her head very hard. The doctors say she sustained a traumatic brain injury. When she came home from the hospital, she needed lots of help, but now she looks fine. In fact, that's part of... Who's Teaching Our Children with Disabilities?
Introduction Each day in the United States millions of children go off to school, all with different strengths and weaknesses, abilities and disabilities. Over five million of these children have been identified as having a specific disability such as autism, mental retardation, cerebral palsy,... 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...
FASD: The Failed Child
May 4, 2011, 9:28 am
I attended an IEP meeting with my daughter’s Special Education team recently. For over an hour, I listened to her teachers report on her progress. Most of the teachers were apologetic; even with tutoring and extra support, my girl is still just short of passing most of her classes. By academic... Disabled Adults Right to Vote
October 29, 2008, 5:51 pm
Personally, I am ready for the presidential election to be over because I am sick of all the political mudslinging ads.
One of my friends, Carol, asked me a question that I had not pondered and I did not know the answer. Can adults with developmental disabilities or delays vote? The simple... Clorox Wipe It Out
September 25, 2008, 8:41 pm
I ran across an ad for the Clorox Wipe It Out Program in a country music magazine. It featured one of my favorite singers, and adoption advocate, Rodney Atkins.
The Wipe It Out Program helps to raise money and awareness for various charities chosen by different country music stars. Rodney...