How to Advocate for Your Special Needs Child

Have you ever heard of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)? It is the study of what makes someone a good communicator. NLP techniques can be useful when you are advocating for your…

Sign Language for People with Developmental Disabilities

This article is based on the information provided in 2001 by Dr. Benson Schaeffer, a clinical psychologist in Portland, Oregon. He is internationally known for his work on sign language…

Parent-Professional Partnerships for Children with Disability

Over the past several years, I have attended many meetings with parents and professionals – both for my own child with a disability and as an advocate for others. At…

Fathers of Special Needs Kids Matter Too

After several years of parenting a child with special needs, I am well aware of how easy it is for fathers to feel left out of the process. The family…

Vestibular System and Auditory-Language Process

As they research their child’s disability, many parents learn about sensory integration and the importance of the body’s vestibular system, perhaps the most basic of all the sensory systems. Initially…

Behavioral Health for Young Children

Like adults, children and adolescents can have behavioral health problems that interfere with the way they think, feel and act. These problems are real and painful. They can lead to…