Special Needs

Special Needs

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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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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ADHD in kids

Study: ADHD Diagnoses on the Rise in the U.S.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, also known as ADHD, is a developmental problem that is typically diagnosed in childhood. read more

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Nurturing Sibling Relationships Through Autism Spectrum Disorder, the Holidays and the Future

When my older son Aaron, who has Asperger’s, was young, I immersed myself in ever-evolving goals for him, including school, social skills, comprehension, extracurricular activities and his emotional development. The

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aParently Speaking podcast

Podcast Episode #16: Parent Panel — Children With Special Needs

On this episode of aParently Speaking, host Miriam Conner continues the conversation about special needs parenting with Dan Clapper and Megan Strok, who share some of their experiences, including who they think benefits from inclusion. Listen as they share challenges and offer advice and ways you can get involved. ...
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Tantrum or Red Flag? Understanding Sensory Processing Issues

In children, sensory processing issues typically arise around preschool age when kids are going through developmental phases or are exposed to a new environment, such as a classroom. If your child is having frequent meltdowns, tantrums or extreme emotions regarding some day-to-day activities, it could be a red flag for a sensory issue. ...
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Podcast Episode #15: Special Needs Parenting with Cyndra Cole

In the latest episode of aParently Speaking, host Miriam Conner talks about special needs parenting with mother of five Cyndra Cole. As the mother of a child with Williams syndrome and a member of the board of trustees for the Williams Syndrome Association, Cole shares some of her experiences including the diagnosis, the joys and challenges of special needs parenting, and the mission statement she created for her daughter. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

What is Velopharyngeal Insufficiency (VPI) and how is it Treated?

Commonly referred to as hypernasality, velopharyngeal insufficiency, or VPI, is a resonance disorder (how the cavities of the mouth and nose affect the way speech sounds) that results from too much air moving through the nose during speech. Learn about the causes, symptoms and treatment of this disorder. ...
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