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Dysgraphia: Make Sure Your Child has the Write Stuff to Succeed at School

Dysgraphia: Make Sure Your Child has the Write Stuff to Succeed at School

Does your child avoid homework or become distressed when homework involves printing or writing? Does he have an awkward pencil grasp? Is his printing or handwriting difficult to decipher? Can he communicate his ideas verbally but struggles to organize thoughts on paper? If any of…

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Parenting a Child with ADHD: One Parent’s Journey

Parenting a Child with ADHD: One Parent’s Journey

Parents of children with special needs often struggle with support of others, finding reliable information about options and moving through the grief of parenting a “less than perfect” child. Here is our experience with our son with ADHD. Imagine arriving in a different destination other…

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Diabetes: Do Not Let Symptoms Go Unchecked

Diabetes: Do Not Let Symptoms Go Unchecked

Seven million people develop Diabetes every year. Type I Diabetes can strike people of any age, even babies, so if your child has any of the symptoms listed below, seek medical attention. Type I Diabetes Type I Diabetes is an autoimmune disease whose cause is…

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Bring the Joy of Team Sports to Athletes of All Abilities

Bring the Joy of Team Sports to Athletes of All Abilities

Adaptive Sports – Bring the Joy of Team Sports to Athletes of All Abilities When Hunter Pochop was 3 years old, he was an introverted preschooler with spina bifida. During the past five years, Hunter, now 8, has flourished, thanks to his participation in the…

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Asperger Syndrome, Redefined

Asperger Syndrome, Redefined

Keagan Peterson’s first birthday party was a happy occasion—cake, balloons and gifts—but his mom, Stephenie, couldn’t shake the feeling that something was wrong. Keagan, now 6, seemed to be suffering from a major sensory overload. “He didn’t want to touch the frosting on his birthday…

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Understanding Dyslexia

Understanding Dyslexia

Some authorities believe that it is strictly a language-processing problem involving the distinguishing of sounds of letters. Others believe that it is a visual/perceptual problem, since these children also reverse words laterally (b/d) and vertically (m/w) as well as scrambling letters (the=het) when they read…

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