Special Needs

Special Needs

Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

7 Tips When Buying Hearing Aids for Children

If your child has been diagnosed with a permanent hearing loss, it’s likely that hearing aids have been recommended. Hearing aids can be life-altering for your child, allowing them to hear sounds often missed due to hearing loss. Those that are properly fitted early on can allow your child to develop speech and language skills to reach their full potential. ...
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FACEtime for Teens Who Stutter

Stuttering is a communication disorder in which the flow of speech is broken by repetitions, prolongations, or abnormal stoppages of sounds and syllables. FACEtime is a program designed for older children and young teens who stutter and want to communicate more fluently and confidently. ...
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5 Ways to Incorporate Speech, Reading & Vocabulary Practice Into Everyday Routines

It’s very typical that eventually, your child will show resistance to sitting down and doing homework-type practice with flashcards or worksheets for speech practice, reading practice, or vocabulary expansion. In

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How are Individuals with Disabilities Legally Protected, and When is the Time for an Attorney to Help?

How does the law protect people with special needs and disabilities?  

There are federal and state laws that protect disabled individuals. One example is Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation

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Why Social Skills are Common Concerns Among Many Children

One child may be gifted, another has attention issues and a third is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Three very different children, yet they all may struggle with

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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

How Hearing Loss Affects Speech-Language Development

The first few years of life are a critical time for speech and language development. Children must be able to hear speech clearly in order to learn language. The earlier hearing loss is identified and treated, the more likely the child will develop speech and language skills on par with children who aren’t experiencing hearing issues. ...
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How to Prepare for an Upcoming Speech-Language Evaluation

A speech and language evaluation is a normal avenue to pursue when parents or caregivers suspect difficulty with communication. Anticipation of the event can bring on feelings of stress if you aren’t sure what to expect. Consider these helpful tips to prepare for an upcoming evaluation. ...
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: What Parents Need to Know

Have you ever checked the door twice to make sure it’s locked? Or doubled back home to ensure you did in fact turn off the stove? Perhaps you see some

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Tips to Help Your Child with Sensory Integration Dysfunction Wear Winter Clothes

Are you struggling to get your child with sensory integration dysfunction to don all that wonderful winter clothing that will keep them warm and safe when playing outside? Learn tips for tackling the issues that may arise if your child resists winter clothes. ...
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A Focus on Diet and Sleep in ADHD

For children who have been appropriately diagnosed with ADHD, currently available therapeutics help manage the “core” symptoms. However, many people also consider other approaches, such as those that focus on diet and sleep. ...
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