Developmental Milestones: Prenatal to Three Years Old

22 Jan

Developmental Milestones

As a child develops, there are many typical steps for parents and professionals to look for as age appropriate guidelines in their development. Prenatal Development Weeks 1-8: develop heart, upper limbs, lower limbs, and start to develop many other organs Week 9-16: develop palate and ears, continue to develop other organs Week 17-38: develop central […]

Physical Disabilities: Mannequins and Models

5 Dec

physical disabilities

Here is a unique video about how all individuals are beautiful. It challenges people to rethink what ‘perfect’ really is and explore redefining our own definitions. An organization took on building mannequins based on real people with physical disabilities. These mannequins represent so much more than just what they are. You can see the individuals […]

Early Detection of Autism: A Key to Changing the Future

12 Nov

early detection of autism

Early detection of autism may be able to change the path of development of the child and alter the severity of effects from be predisposed to inheriting autism. Now as far as the actual cause of autism there are many beliefs, some of which I discuss in other posts, but early detection means early treatment. […]

Autism Quotes: Seeing the World Differently

15 Oct

autism quotes

I ran across two wonderful autism quotes this week, so I thought I would share them. Hope you find them equally as enlightening. Although those with autism might see the world differently, their view can also be beautiful and what they can teach us can be amazing. Articles Related to ‘Autism Quotes: Seeing the World […]

Down Syndrome Quote: Designer Genes

2 Oct

down syndrome quotes

Found this adorable Quote from the Special Olympics and had to share… Related Articles to ‘Down Syndrome Quotes: Designer Genes’ Down Syndrome: Learning the Power within Disabilities Disabilities Quote International Down Syndrome Day  

Down Syndrome: Learning the Power within Disabilities

30 Sep

down syndrome

Here’s a story of a man who found a new version of himself when he had a daughter with down syndrome. Although he admits, he originally wanted an abortion when he found out. He now knows his life has changed for the better with his blessed little girl. Something we can all relate too. Judging […]

Smarter Baby: How to Help Your Child’s Brain Grow

12 Aug

smarter baby

I ran across this awesome article last week on how to help get a smarter baby. Really It’s just ideas on how to help stimulate their brains and get them motivated to learn. Some of the great ideas on getting your baby stimulated include simple ideas like: Stick out your tongue. Studies show that newborns […]

Helping a Shy Child: How to Overcome the Fear and Become Their Best

22 Jul

Helping a shy child

Helping a shy child can seem challenging. As I know from experience, shy children seem to be born and not raised. The question is how to get your child to overcome their shyness in order to grow into a responsive, social individual. Shyness can get in the way of many aspects of life: making friends, […]

Teacher Created Skills Checklists: Finding Each Child’s Success

2 Jul

teacher created skills checklists

Teacher Created Skills Checklists have many purposes. In a classroom, assessments are used to measure a students strengths and/or weakness. They can help a teacher pinpoint what a student needs to learn next and what skills they have already accomplished. As a parent, the same strategy can be used. Here are some ways to use […]

Intellectual Disability: Smoothing the Adulthood Transition

24 Jun

intellectual disability

Parents face many decisions when their child with an intellectual disability reaches adulthood. The social and ethical decisions that the parents of these children must make is monumental. Even the society in which we live must pay attention to the care that these individuals receive throughout their life. Before a child with an intellectual disability […]