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Communication Disorders & Treatment

Communication Disorders & Treatment

What are communication disorders? There are several different types of communication disorders, including the following: Expressive language disorder Expressive language disorder identifies developmental delays and difficulties in the ability to produce...

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Speech Development & Delays

Speech Development & Delays

Speech Delays Overview We eagerly await our children's first words, so it can be disappointing -- and worrisome -- if they're slow to come. But the good news is that most kids who seem to talk "late" catch up without any problems by the time they're around...

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Speech Disorders in Children

Speech Disorders in Children

Top 10 Speech Disorders in Children Stuttering - One of the top speech disorders in children that concerns parents is stuttering, and the speed and degree of the stutter will vary from one child to the next. This disorder can have either a physical or...

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Symptoms of Autism

Symptoms of Autism

The symptoms of autism spectrum disorders vary from person to person. One person with autism may be very verbal, bright and engaged, while another is non-verbal, intellectually challenged and almost entirely self-absorbed. In addition, people with autism...

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Autism

Autism

What Is Autism? Autism is a severe developmental disability that generally begins at birth or within the first three years of life. It is the result of a neurological disorder that changes the way the brain functions -- causing delays or problems in many...

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Parenting Complex Children

Parenting Complex Children

As the parent of a complex special needs child, you fight everyday for your son or daughter. At times, it feels like a war zone with many battlefields; at home, school, and in the community. You may be treated like “only the dumb parent” when you explain...

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Learning Your Baby Has Special Needs

Learning Your Baby Has Special Needs

Don't be afraid to grieve. Arm yourself with accurate information to become an effective advocate for your child. Take care of yourself. Actively seek support groups. Celebrate your child's abilities. This sound advice comes from parents of children with...

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Making Children Feel Special

Making Children Feel Special

Parents often ask us about how to build healthy self-esteem in a child. Moms and dads coping with the hectic schedules and the demands of daily life with a toddler or preschooler wonder if they are doing enough to make their kids feel special. We tell...

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Successful Special Parents

Successful Special Parents

Parenting is demanding, joyous, exhausting and fulfilling. If you are parenting a special needs child you can double the emotions – and the exhaustion. It is no secret that special needs children need special parents, but what qualities do these parents...

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