Category Archives: For Parents

  • Does My Child Need Speech Therapy?

    Being able to effectively communicate is crucial for people of all ages. It is especially important while a child is still growing and developing. There are several signs you should be aware of that may indicate your child needs speech therapy. Is Your Child Difficult to Understand? This is often the first sign that a […]

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  • How to Help Your Child Cope with a Traumatic Event

    Traumatic incidents can happen to anyone. A child, however, lacks the coping skills that adults have and are particularly vulnerable to traumatic events. You may feel powerless when your child goes through a traumatic event such as a death in the family or a violent attack. A child may often feel confused and overwhelmed when […]

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  • How Good Nutrition Can Manage Your Child’s ADHD

    There is no “miracle” cure for ADHD, but giving your child a well-balanced, nutritious diet goes a long toward helping him improve his focus and curb behavior problems. Just as most kids’ behaviors are impacted by food choices, a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder becomes more patient and less impulsive when eating more of […]

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  • 7 Tips to Surviving the Holidays with your Special Needs Child

    For many parents of children with special needs, the stretch of time between October and January can feel like one big inhale. Between dressing up for Halloween, socializing over Thanksgiving, turning back clocks for Daylight Savings, and of course, the countless festivities associated with Hanukkah, Christmas, Ramadan and other holidays, there are a lot of […]

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  • Helping Your Child Cope with a Traumatic Event

    Traumatic events can happen to anyone, however, children lack the coping mechanisms that adults have developed and are especially vulnerable to the effects of trauma. As a parent, you may feel powerless to help your child pull through a traumatic event such as a serious accident, a violent attack or the death of a loved […]

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  • Planning for the Holidays

    The holidays can be a stressful and over-stimulating time of year for everyone. This can be particularly so for children with ADHD, autism and special needs. Here are some helpful tips to lessen your child’s anxiety and increase your family’s enjoyment of the holiday season: Decorating Decorating can be a lot of fun, but you […]

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  • Having Guests and Visiting Others

    For parents with children of Autism, Asperger syndrome or special needs, having guests or visiting others can be stressful. However, with some simple planning and tools, these times can be more of the joy they should be. Set Expectations Whether children are going to another person’s house or people are coming to their house, let […]

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  • How to Establish Bedtime Routines For Your Child

    Sleep is an essential part of our day and helps to ensure we are healthy and ready to engage in what life has to offer. Going to sleep and getting enough sleep are important skills for children to learn. Optimal sleep helps to ensure that children are able to play and ready to participate in daily activities […]

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  • Is Your Child Reaching These Speech Milestones?

    Delayed speech is an area that is often overlooked in a child’s development. A wait and see attitude of “my child will grow out of it”, leads to communication delays that can hamper your child’s interaction with the world around them. Knowing what your child should be doing at a certain age is called milestones. […]

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  • What Not to Do When Your Child Has a Tantrum

    Does your head ever spin from all the suggestions you get about how to manage your young child’s temper tantrums or out-of-control behavior? Your in-laws tell you you’re spoiling your child, your best friend thinks you’re being too strict, and the other parents you know all seem to follow a different playbook. Knowing how to […]

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