Tag: delays

Developmental milestones and adjusted age for premature babies

Developmental milestones and adjusted age for premature babies

During the first year of life, a baby grows and learns very quickly. Although babies develop at their own rate, most babies reach developmental milest ...
Here’s a tool to monitor your child’s physical development

Here’s a tool to monitor your child’s physical development

From sitting to crawling to standing, there is a wide range that is considered typical development for children at a given age. Parents often see othe ...
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 ...
January – doldrums? extra struggles?

January – doldrums? extra struggles?

No matter how you slice it, January always seems to be a tough month for people. After the holidays, it is hard to get back into the old routine. Some ...
Physical therapy – can it help your preemie?

Physical therapy – can it help your preemie?

Many children born prematurely may need help catching up with developmental milestones such as sitting, crawling or walking. They may need assistance ...
Tips for family travel with your child with special needs

Tips for family travel with your child with special needs

It is the end of July already, and many summer programs or camps are beginning to wind down. Some families like to take a few days or more to spend to ...
Having a baby in the NICU can be stressful for siblings

Having a baby in the NICU can be stressful for siblings

Giving birth early and having a baby in the NICU is stressful for parents; but what is sometimes overlooked is how upsetting it is for the preemie’s s ...
Talking to your child about his medical condition

Talking to your child about his medical condition

Parents have written to us asking when they should tell their child that he has a disability, birth defect or chronic medical condition. Not only do t ...
Caring for your sick baby

Caring for your sick baby

Recently, one of our health education specialists received an email from a new mom asking what she should do for her four month old daughter who was c ...
Preemies and asthma – how to help your child

Preemies and asthma – how to help your child

Research has shown that premature birth (before 37 weeks) can cause a baby to have lung and breathing problems such as asthma, a health condition that ...