Doll Line to Feature Characteristics of Children with Down Syndrome
- Published on Saturday, 16 March 2013 06:55
Dolls for Downs is a new Doll line to be released May 1, 2013. Its creator, Connie Feda, is the mother of 13-year-old Hannah, who has Down syndrome. She says she was inspired to create Dolls for Downs one day while talking to her daughter, "She was flipping through a catalog and said, 'Mom, none of these dolls look like me. Not one of them.'"
Helping Children with Disabilities Deal with Sleep Problems
- Published on Thursday, 07 March 2013 10:58
Children with disabilities have been found to be more likely to have a sleep disorder than those without disabilities. According to Dr. Jennifer Accardo, director of the Sleep Disorders Clinic and Lab at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Md, this is likely related to physical and behavioral differences, as well as side effects from medication.
Mom Gives Tip on Stopping the Bullying of Children with Learning Disabilities (Video)
- Published on Monday, 25 February 2013 10:23
Bullying is an ongoing epidemic in our schools, especially among children with learning disabilities. The sad reality is that, it is now common to see news stories of children who have taken their own lives because of the effects of bullying. Shantell Berrett, a trainer at Reading Horizons, recently shared what she did to deter children from bullying her son.
Guidelines to Manage Type 2 Diabetes in Children
- Published on Monday, 28 January 2013 11:22
Previously, type 2 diabetes was a disability that was only seen in adults. Over the past the three decades, with the increase in childhood obesity and the many health problem associated with it, this type of diabetes is now being seen in children.
Tips to Helps Children with Learning Disabilities Thrive in School
- Published on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 13:17
Attending school for the first time can be a challenge for any child. It can be an even greater challenge for a child with learning disabilities because of the increased need to interact with others and be independent. Adapting to the new schedule, understanding social cues and the need to succeed accademically can also make things difficult.
How to Help Children Avoid Sensory Overload
- Published on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:28
More than three million children in the United States alone are affected by disabilities that affect their sensory components. It can be difficult to help them avoid becoming overloaded by the things around them, especially during the holiday season. Once they become overloaded the children may refuse to eat at family gatherings, find hugs unbearable, or have meltdowns while shopping.
How Can Parents of Children with Disabilities Stay Together?
- Published on Monday, 26 November 2012 10:58
Many families are affected by disabilities in America. When it's the child with the disability, it can be difficult for the parents to maintain a good relationship. Statistics show marrriages in these circmstances are more likely to end in divorce.
How to Guide to Help Find Schools for Children with Disabilities
- Published on Monday, 26 November 2012 09:40
Millions of children are faced with some type of disability. Because of this it may be difficult for them to thrive in a typical school environment.This leaves their parents with the challenge of finding another school that may better fit their needs.