Tag: children

Sibling visits to the NICU can be helpful

Sibling visits to the NICU can be helpful

Prematurity affects everyone, including siblings. When older children have a sister or brother in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) they sense t ...
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 ...
Toys glorious toys!

Toys glorious toys!

At one time, parents did not have many options to find appropriate toys for a child with a disability or developmental challenge. Nowadays, it is poss ...

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 ...
Everyday tips for dealing with sensory special kids

Everyday tips for dealing with sensory special kids

Many kids with sensory issues struggle with typical everyday activities. Here are suggestions from parents of children with sensory difficulties to he ...
The power of one M&M’s® candy

The power of one M&M’s® candy

Trying to sculpt or change your child’s behavior is easier said than done. But here is a story of how one M&M's candy changed everything. Years ...

LDs – What they ARE and are NOT

  There are many misconceptions about learning disabilities (LDs), which often affect preemies. Here is a quick review of LDs – first, the mis ...

What are learning disabilities?

Prematurity can cause problems during infancy, childhood and well into adulthood. The long lasting effects of premature birth can cause delays in unde ...
A social skills tip for kids with special needs

A social skills tip for kids with special needs

Often a child with special needs has trouble relating to her peers. The developmental delay or disability may make it hard for her to communicate at a ...