Special Needs

Special Needs

Ages & Stages Featured Special Needs

Keeping Children with Autism Safe

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one out of every 68 children has autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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2017 Editions Ages & Stages April 2017 Featured Magazine Special Needs

A Conversation with Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin, professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, best-selling author, speaker and consultant of livestock equipment and animal welfare, has become a prominent and authoritative figure for the autism community.

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2017 Editions April 2017 Featured Magazine Special Needs Things to do

Northeast Ohio Sensory-Friendly Fun for Kids in April 2017

Kids and teens with special needs can come together for social and communication skills, and other sensory-friendly fun activities such as stories, movement and more. Parents also have the opportunity learn strategies for their children and gain support from others. ...
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2016 Editions Ages & Stages December 2016 Magazine Parenting Resources Special Needs Worth Noting

Get Children’s Toys on Loan

If you're looking for toys and resources for kids, consider United Disability Services in Akron. Its Toy and Resource Center loans developmental toys and resource materials to anyone working with a child birth to age 6 with special needs or a child developing typically. ...
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Ages & Stages Parenting Special Needs

Defining a Speech-Language Communication Disorder

A communication disorder is an impairment in the ability to receive, send, process and comprehend concepts or verbal, nonverbal and graphic symbol systems. Whether it affects hearing, language or speech, there are many variables to communication disorders. Learn more here. ...
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Health Special Needs

What is a Hearing Communication Disorder?

Learn the differences between a communication disorder and a hearing disorder, both of which affect an individual's speech or their ability to communicate. Each also can range in severity, resulting in many options for treatment or therapy. ...
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Ages & Stages Education Special Needs

Is Your Student with Special Needs in the Right School?

Midway through the school year is a good time to evaluate your child’s academic progress. You might be concerned about your child’s current school environment. Not all children can handle a typical education environment. Alternatively, you might be concerned about your child’s education plan.

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Ages & Stages Education Special Needs

Words Matter When it Comes to Learning Issues

Attending an IEP or 504 plan meeting can be intimidating for parents. Walking into a crowded office with an intervention specialist, a classroom teacher, the school  principal, the director of special education and a speech therapist compounds the overwhelming concern for the immediate situation. Does your child have a learning disability? What special actions must be taken? How will this positively or negatively affect your child’s attitude toward school or the future?

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