Tag: child

Preparing your child for a natural disaster

Preparing your child for a natural disaster

Natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornadoes, wildfires, or hurricanes, can affect children differently than they do adults. Disasters cause an ex ...
Is it an allergy or a cold?

Is it an allergy or a cold?

When cold symptoms last more than a week or two, or develop about the same time every year, it may be due to an allergy, according to the American Aca ...
IEP season is here

IEP season is here

It’s April. Finally. This was one winter that I thought would never end! The beginning of spring usually signals the start of beautiful weather as wel ...
Have you found your child’s passion?

Have you found your child’s passion?

When you have a child with special needs, your mind tends to always center on the milestones you hope your child will achieve, and often forget that t ...
What is a Pediatric Neurologist?

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 ...
It’s a marathon, not a sprint

It’s a marathon, not a sprint

All children have their highs and lows, but for children with special needs, the extremes tend to be more extreme.  The typical ups and downs of child ...
Medication dosing mistakes are common

Medication dosing mistakes are common

Whether you have a child with special needs or not, chances are you have given him medication at some point. A recent study published in Pediatrics re ...
Help for sensory issues

Help for sensory issues

Sensory issues can make or break your child’s day, and yours. Last week I discussed the different kinds of sensory problems that many kids experience. ...
Sensory difficulties in children

Sensory difficulties in children

Itchy shirt. Icky foods. Hair brushing is a nightmare. Shoes won’t stay on. Sounds make him cringe. Picky child or sensory dysfunction? Our fi ...
Fortune cookie advice

Fortune cookie advice

The other day I opened a fortune cookie and read:  “Help people reach their full potential. Catch them doing something right.” I was surprised to see ...