Parents Can Help Sensory Integration in an Autistic Child

Sensory integration therapy helps children learn to apply all their senses together – touch, taste, small, sight and hearing. The kind of therapy may ease difficulties linked to autism, such…

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…

Mental Retardation: A Father’s View

Mental Retardation-what a scary thing to hear about your child. All the hopes and plans you dreamed have gone up in smoke in the time it takes to say those…

Problem With IQ Tests for Measuring Mental Age

Assessment tests are one of the core measurements for determining which services a child with learning challenges will receive in school. One common measurement is the Intelligence Quotient or “IQ.”…

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…

Your Baby and Language Learning

The foundation for language learning starts early, when you gain your baby’s attention, call his or her name, talk softly, hold and cuddle, sing, rock, feed and dress your baby.…