In today’s day and age, almost everyone has some knowledge of autism – from news articles, TV shows or film, or from a personal relationship with someone with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The probability of knowing someone living with ASD is on the rise at an alarming rate. According to the United States Centers for [...]
Do you know someone who isn’t sure whether or not to pursue a medical diagnosis for a developmentally delayed son or daughter? According to the Centers for Disease Control, most children with autism are diagnosed after age 4. Certain other developmental and learning disabilities are usually not diagnosed until a child enters elementary school. These [...]
When a child has special needs, finding the right kind of treatment for him or her can be a daunting and stressful task. Depending on where you live, there may be a variety of options available for your child, from government funded therapy to private therapy and home therapy. Among these, it is important to [...]
There are certain milestones during a child’s development that should be reached at certain stages of his or her life. When these milestones are not reached it is possible that a child may have a neurological disorder such as cerebral palsy, stroke, brain injury or developmental delay. Unfortunately, in many cases a child may be misdiagnosed [...]
May is Better Speech and Hearing Month. What does that mean to you as a parent? If you are having doubts about your child’s speech and language development, wondering if your child is reaching those speech milestones on time, questions are probably swirling in your mind: Do they have enough words in their vocabulary? Do [...]
The other day we stumbled across this great video shared by Special Learning, a resource portal for parents who have children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The video gives you some warning signs you should watch out for. After you watch this check out their great video gallery for more self help videos.