We work with children, adolescents, and adults with chronic conditions: mental illness, medical conditions, intellectual or developmental disabilities. We do the very best we can to treat the patient, but what about their siblings? What about them?
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Glass Children: The Overlooked Siblings of the People We Treat.
We work with children, adolescents, and adults with chronic conditions: mental illness, medical conditions, intellectual or developmental disabilities. We do the very best we can to treat the patient, but what about their siblings? What about them? The first memory...
Kindergarten Reading Standards
Kindergarten students have many reading milestones or standards that they must learn before moving on to first grade. These standards are the foundation that are needed for the student to be successful in learning to read. What exactly are these standards and what do they mean?
The 504 Plan
Per the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF), “Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act was the first disability civil rights law to be enacted in the United States. It prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in programs that receive federal financial assistance and set the stage for enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Section 504 works together with the ADA and IDEA to protect children and adults with disabilities from exclusion, and unequal treatment in schools, jobs and the community.”
Importance of Early Intervention for Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Services
Evidence has shown that early intervention is key in helping to improve challenging behaviors, but when do you begin to seek out ABA services to support you and your family in overcoming those challenges?
How to Write a Formal Written Request to Your Child’s School
Is your child struggling with their development within their educational environment and you’re realizing that he/she might need assistance? You’ve decided that it’s time to reach out to the school for support, but have no clue what to ask or who to ask. The first step is to write a formal written request to your child’s school.
What Is Tummy Time and Why Is It Important?
Tummy time helps prevent flat spots on their head, strengthen head control, and develop the strength and coordination required to meet new milestones. It is a foundation for the skills required for rolling over, crawling and playing. Most babies can begin tummy time as newborns, but it is important to check with your baby’s pediatrician for specific recommendations for your baby.
Early Steps Explained
Early Steps is Florida’s early intervention system that offers services to eligible infants and toddlers, age birth to 36 months, who have or are at-risk for developmental disabilities or delays. Early intervention supports families and caregivers to increase their child’s participation in daily activities and routines that are important to the family.
Do You Have Difficulty Understanding Your Child’s Speech?
According to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), most children have learned to say their sounds correctly by age four. If your child does not produce their sounds correctly by age four, they may have a speech sound disorder also known as an “articulation disorder” or “phonological disorder.”
Could My Child Have a Learning Disability?
A child’s grasp is an important factor in their ability to interact with their environment and others around them. As your child’s grasp develops, it will evolve to fit their needs. Their grasp will lead to the skills required for feeding themselves, zipping up their jacket, and creating the beautiful artwork on the fridge.