Category: Help for your child

The Zika virus may stop brain development causing microcephaly and birth defects

The Zika virus may stop brain development causing microcephaly and birth defects

When a woman is pregnant and is infected with the Zika virus, it may cross the placenta and may stop the development of a baby’s brain. Zika infection ...
Transitioning from the school year to summer

Transitioning from the school year to summer

If your child has special needs, the transition from the structure of the school year to that of a summer schedule can be very difficult. Even if your ...
How to cope when your baby is in the NICU

How to cope when your baby is in the NICU

Today we are fortunate to have Dr. Amy Hair, neonatologist and director of the Neonatology Nutrition Program at Texas Children’s Hospital, answer our ...

New research identifies some causes of developmental delays

Through DNA sequencing, a new study has uncovered genetic causes for certain developmental delays. Finding the underlying reason for these delays then ...
Breastfeeding a baby with a cleft lip or cleft palate

Breastfeeding a baby with a cleft lip or cleft palate

Breastfeeding can be challenging for any mom. But, for the mother of an infant with a cleft lip or cleft palate, it can be daunting. In honor of Wo ...

What is a Pediatric Neurologist?

A Pediatric or Child Neurologist specializes in treating problems of the brain, spinal cord, nervous system and muscles, in babies and children up thr ...
Early Intervention

Early Intervention

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. The CDC wants you to know that it is important to remember that babies with birth defects who ...
What is a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician?

What is a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician?

Is there a difference between a Pediatrician and a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician? In a simple word - yes. A Pediatrician is a medical docto ...

IEP or 504 – that is the question!

You may have heard some parents say “my child has a 504 plan” or “my child has an IEP.” The good news is that in the United States, your child is enti ...