Autism Warning Signs

Autism Warning Signs: Early Detection

As we all know, Autism is on the rise. There can be great outcomes with early identification and early intervention. This means educating ourselves as parents and educators on what to look for, so that we can detect it as early as possible. This is a great break down on some signs that may suggest more problems. The greatest is a lack in social interaction. If you have any concerns about your child, please talk to a doctor just so that you can rule out any significant issues.

Warning Signs

Autism Warning Signs


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Physical and Health Impairments

Physical and Health Impairments: The Facts


Both physical and health impairments are considered disabilities when they interfere with education and other daily living. Physical impairments include those caused by congenital abnormality impairments caused by disease and impairments from other causes. Health impairments include disease and/or chronic illness.


With so many different conditions under the category of Physical and health impairments, there are also lots of diverse causes. C.P. and Spina Bifida can be caused by abnormal brain growth. Some other disorders are caused genetically, the result of an injury, poisoning, hormonal abnormalities, while some are still unknown.


It is important to find out what is the underlying disease or disorder that causes the physical and/or health impairment in or to truly define the characteristics. Some characteristics can include adaptive equipment, limited movement, shortened endurance, and extra medical needs.

School Approach:

For children with physical and health impairments or traumatic brain injury, they might need slightly different support from the teacher. They often need an interdisciplinary team of professionals to aid in all of their special needs. For example, a student may need a physical therapist to work on their gross motor goals, an occupational therapist to work on fine motor and self-help skills, and a speech therapists to work on any difficulty with language. To help the students become more self-competent, the teachers and therapist(s) can help the child learn to take care of their own special medical needs. Although students with physical disabilities, health impairments, and traumatic brain injury may need a larger interdisciplinary team, it is important to note that, forty-five percent of students with physical and/or health impairments are educated in a regular classroom. It is important for the student’s special needs instructors or regular education teachers to account for the child’s needs and keep the environment open for wheelchairs and/or any other medical device that the child may have. It is also important to keep the child comfortable in their learning environment, so that they can focus on their education. This includes prioritizing safety and using assistive technology when possible to better accommodate the child’s needs.

Physical and Health Impairments

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3 year old milestones

3 Year Old Milestones: Free Developmental Guide

3 year old milestones

It can be great to check your toddler regularly to make sure they are meeting their guide lines. This 3 year old milestones free guideline brochure provides an easy way to track your child’s development. Here is a great free guide I found to check and see if your 3 year old is developmentally on track. Developmental milestones are huge ques into your child’s health. Hope you find the link helpful in helping you track your child’s development. If there seems to be smaller areas where your child is not as strong, try challenging and pushing them while also celebrating their strengths. If you have any concerns, mention them to your doctor and if you still feel unsure, seek a developmental pediatrician.

3 Year Old Milestones:

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enotional and behavioral disorders

Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: A Quick Break Down

 enotional and behavioral disorders

Definition of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

A chronic condition where the emotional and behavioral responses differ from age, cultural, or ethnic norms to such a degree that educational performance is adversely affected.

Causes of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

There is a wide range of suspected causes for Behavioral and Emotional discords. They include biological disorders like abnormal brain growth or injury to the brain, genetic link to the disorder, or a biological temperament that predisposes the child to Behavioral and Emotional discords or the disorder could be caused by more Environmental factors.

Characteristics of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Emotional and behavioral disorders can be exhibited in out burst or other destructive external actions. They can also be internal, such as eating disorders, depression, or other self-destructive behaviors.

Schooling for Those with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

When a child has emotional and behavioral disorders, they normally spend part of the day in a regular classroom and the other with a resource teacher or self-contained classroom. It is important for all of their teachers to be on the same page, so that the child has a clear distinction of right and wrong and the consequences and rewards that will come of each. Often it is ideal for a school to have a school wide positive reinforcement system. These often provide clearly defined rules and consequence punishments. Another good strategy for teachers is to implement self-management teaching programs, such as self-monitoring and self-evaluation. By children learning to monitor themselves, they can learn to control their behavior and emotions. Often peer mediation and support can help a child learn appropriate social skills as they learn to work with one another. It is important for children with emotional and behavioral disorders to learn to cooperate, manage stress, control anger, handle name-calling, and problem solve . With all of these added expectations for a teacher to convey to a child with emotional and behavioral problem, it is also important that the teacher continually challenge children academically, so that they do not fall behind and can become more confident in their academic abilities.

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Find the Right Car Seat: Keep Your Child Safe

It can be hard to figure out how to find the right car seat. Here’s a cool free app that helps you find that out so that you can keep your little one safe, which is important when you consider motor vehicle crashes are one of the most common causes of preventable deaths of children. Find the app at Car Seat Helper

find the right car seat

About App: Find the Right Car Seat

The Car Seat Helper app is designed to:
– Choose the right seat for your child’s age, height and weight
– Provide information about all car seat types
– Find local resources to help you learn how to install your car seat

Other features include videos and surprising facts about car seats.