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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... Adopting a Child in Britain
In the previous section I listed the types of children who are most available for adoption today in Britain. Now I want to discuss each of these groups in more detail. But remember, these groups are merely convenient classifications; each child is an individual, each group includes a spectrum of... A Parent's Guide to Doctors, Disabilities, and the Family
How do families choose a primary health care provider or pediatrician for their child? Specifically, how do families with a child who may have a disability and/or special health care need choose a doctor? How do families work with their pediatrician for the maximum benefit of their child, to locate... Foster Care
Introduction to Child Foster Care Give a child a future... see how far they go. To a child, the world can sometimes seem like an uphill battle. But to a child that's been abused, neglected or faces developmental or emotional problems, the world can almost seem like it is out to get them....
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... 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... 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...
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