Tag: disabilities

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 ...
Do you know what CMV is?

Do you know what CMV is?

June is National Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Awareness Month. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, it’s important to know about CM ...
Developmental screenings are helpful for early diagnoses

Developmental screenings are helpful for early diagnoses

Before your baby leaves the hospital, he receives a series of tests called newborn screening. These tests look for serious but rare conditions, includ ...
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 ...
Pragmatics – helping your child learn the rules of social language

Pragmatics – helping your child learn the rules of social language

If you have a child with a developmental or speech delay, you may have heard the term “pragmatics.” It refers to the use of language in a social setti ...
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 ...
Help improve health policies where you live

Help improve health policies where you live

Do you live in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Minnesota or American Samoa? Have you had difficulties getting health ...
Getting guilt-free time off

Getting guilt-free time off

Few parents can afford the kind of support or home care that would truly provide the respite you need to recharge your batteries. Therefore, you need ...
Wrapping up birth defects prevention month

Wrapping up birth defects prevention month

We’ve had a busy month spreading the word about birth defects. If you’ve missed some posts, here is a wrap up of messages. More posts will be coming e ...