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Prepare Your Child with Special Needs for Success in School

Prepare Your Child with Special Needs for Success in School

The beginning of the school year brings new transitions and the fears that can accompany them. A child’s cognitive or speech delay can add to the difficulty if he cannot adequately express his needs. Luckily, there are some simple steps that can be taken to…

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5 Things to Know about Parents of Children with Special Needs

5 Things to Know about Parents of Children with Special Needs

Five things to know about parents of children with special needs and how you can support them! My husband and I adopted our daughter when she was nine years old. She has a long list of mental health diagnoses. We quickly discovered that parenting a child…

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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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Special Needs Resource Guide Now Available

Special Needs Resource Guide Now Available

San Diego Family Magazine has recently release it’s annual publication, Flourishing Families 2014, THE special needs resource guide for families and agencies in San Diego County.   It is a comprehensive list of behavior, education and health resources located here in San Diego County and beyond.  The…

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Rady Children’s Researchers Evaluate Kawasaki Disease Therapy

Rady Children’s Researchers Evaluate Kawasaki Disease Therapy

Kawasaki Disease (KD) is a severe childhood disease that many parents, even some doctors, mistake for an inconsequential viral infection. If not diagnosed or treated in time, it can lead to irreversible heart damage. Signs of KD include prolonged fever associated with rash, red eyes,…

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Health Care for Foster Youth

Health Care for Foster Youth

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) now requires states to provide health care coverage to former foster youth until age 26, regardless of income or resources. More info at http://www.childrennow.org/uploads/documents/Coveredtil26_YouthFlyer.pdf

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From the National Center for Learning Disabilities

From the National Center for Learning Disabilities

The National Center for Learning Disabilities releases the third edition of its State of Learning Disabilities report. Updated and expanded, the report captures data about the 5% of our nation’s school-age population whose learning disabilities (LD) have been formally identified, and provides a critical lens through which…

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