Below is a list of 9 children’s books that highlights different types of disabilities. They are a perfect avenue to show your child with a disability that they are truly special and that there are others who look and act like they do. These books are also great teaching tools for friends, classmates, and siblings of someone with a disability.
Resources for Infants, Toddlers & Kids Featured
With the hustle bustle of “back to school,” important screenings are often overlooked. Did you know that it is highly recommended for your child to have a hearing screening or test at the beginning of the school year? Doing so is not only beneficial in the short term, but will also influence how successful your child will be in the future, both socially and academically.
If your child would benefit from continued social skills practice during this time at home, there are a variety of different activities that can be used to target social skills virtually via platforms such as Facetime, Skype, or Zoom. Many children who are currently working to improve their social skills require cues and reminders for appropriate body language, eye contact, and topic maintenance.
As a result of the current highly contagious COVID-19 pandemic, the practice of wearing a face mask in public is becoming more common. Not only have health officials recommended face masks to reduce the spread of the virus, many public places now require it.
If you suspect your child may have a developmental delay or disability, the time to act is now. Each day that goes by is valuable time you can’t get back. Each day that goes by is a day of intervention or therapy that your child isn’t receiving. Each day that goes by, the gap between your child and their optimal level of success widens. It’s a race against time, but it’s a race you don’t have to lose.