Tag: developmental delay

April brings showers and IEP meetings

April brings showers and IEP meetings

April is a time when most school systems schedule meetings with parents to review all of the services their child is receiving and to establish a plan ...
Prematurity, disabilities and special education

Prematurity, disabilities and special education

A mom recently wrote to AskUs inquiring about services for her child who was born 12 weeks early. Her child was now in elementary school, had a hearin ...

Understanding intellectual and developmental disabilities

Raising a child with developmental disabilities is a long road filled with challenges. It is best to have information and support to help you along th ...
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 ...
More resources for meltdowns

More resources for meltdowns

Many parents commented on last week’s post about avoiding and handling tantrums and meltdowns in children. This week, I am referring you to a couple o ...
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 ...
How does your state define developmental delay?

How does your state define developmental delay?

For children under the age of 3, your state’s early intervention system can provide services for a developmental delay. But all states do not define “ ...
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 ...
What are hippotherapy and therapeutic riding (THR)?

What are hippotherapy and therapeutic riding (THR)?

For children with special needs, horseback riding may be very therapeutic. It may help your child improve socially, cognitively, behaviorally, physica ...
Words and terms – a whole new world

Words and terms – a whole new world

The early intervention and special education world is filled with its own language – words and terms that are probably unknown to you. In a prior po ...