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Podcast Episode #57: Talking About Drug and Alcohol Addiction with Kids

On the latest episode of aParently Speaking, host Miriam Conner is joined by Adam Jablin, a recovering addict, now a life coach and author, who talks about things parents should know about addiction and tips on what they can do if they suspect there is a problem. ...
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5 Holiday Stressors for Kids with Autism and How to Help Them Have a Happy Season

The holiday season is here, which means festive decorations, blinking lights, Christmas trees, Santa, presents, holiday meals and more. While these are why most of us love this time of year, they are also the reason this season can cause confusion and stress for children with autism spectrum disorder. Check out these tips from Juli Augustin from ABA Behavioral Specialists, to help you achieve your seasonal goals this year and beyond.  ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

What is Dyslexia and How is it Treated?

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. Learn more about the signs and symptoms of dyslexia, as well as treatment options. ...
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Summit DD — Making Meaningful Connections

(sponsored content) Summit DD coordinates the essential services that people with disabilities rely on to reach their goals. They listen, identify outcomes, and then connect people to the support that will help them work toward their goals.  ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

What is the Difference Between Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate?

There are hundreds of craniofacial anomalies that are associated with communication disorders, with clefts as one of the subtypes. Speech sound disorders can become a significant problem if the palatal cleft is not repaired early on or the repair was not effective. ...
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How to help Kids with Special Needs Stay Social — Virtually

As every family deals with the COVID-19 pandemic in its own unique way, many opportunities to socialize with others have decreased or gone away. Ensuring all children have contact with friends and family on a regular basis, even in a virtual manner, is important. ...
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State Initiative to Support Learning for Students with Disabilities

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced a new state initiative to provide financial support to families who may need supplemental assistance outside of what is provided by their child's Individualized Education Program. ...
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Milestones Autism Resources Appoints Five New Members to Board of Directors

The board is composed of parents, family members and individuals touched by autism spectrum disorder, professionals serving the ASD community and members of the public who see Milestones Autism Resources as an essential community resource. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Quarantine Playtime: 5 Toys to Improve Speech Development

Playing with your child is an essential way to improve his or her speech, language and social skills — and this can be done with toys you likely already have at home. Learn five different toys and ways to play with your child to encourage language growth and development. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

7 Fun Activities to Promote Speech and Language in Young Children

Everyday activities can be opportunities to expand learning — particularly for speech and language. Here are seven easy, familiar options you can do at home with your child that offer speech and language cues. ...
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