Special Needs

Special Needs

Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

What is the Difference Between a Cochlear Implant and a Hearing Aid?

Hearing aids and cochlear implants are both electronic devices that help improve hearing. How they do that is what makes them very different. Although both types of devices work best for people with permanent hearing loss, cochlear implants are traditionally recommended for people with severe to profound hearing loss, while hearing aids are recommended for people with mild to severe hearing loss. Learn more about the differences here. ...
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Free All-Star Jam Youth Skills Clinic for All Abilities

United Disability Services' second annual All-Star Jam Youth Skills Clinic will give boys and girls of all abilities in grades third through eighth the opportunity to learn new basketball skills or strengthen existing ones under the guidance of experienced local coaches and volunteers. The deadline to register is July 20. ...
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Structuring Unstructured Time for Your Child on the Autism Spectrum

Summer is here, bring on the sunshine! While it has its perks, this season also can bring new challenges for families whose loved ones must adjust to a new schedule.

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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Causes & Treatment of Infant Hearing Loss

Infant hearing loss affects approximately 2-3 out of 1,000 live births. Conductive hearing loss occurs when sound is not conducted through the outer or middle ear properly. Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when there is damage to the inner ear or the auditory nerve. Mixed hearing loss is a combination of both. The goal for every child with hearing loss is to prevent or minimize potential delays in development. ...
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Find Your Family’s New Summer Schedule

Kids look forward to the summer and being free of school, but at the same time, many parents may feel a small twinge of panic when they think about the

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Talking to Your Child About Autism

Many families wonder when and how to approach sharing with their child that they have an autism diagnosis. There are no clear rules on how or when this talk should

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Awareness After April: 5 Things You can do for the Autism Community Year-Round

Autism Awareness Month is a great time to educate yourself about autism, spread awareness, and to support those impacted by autism. However, these efforts do not have to end when

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Recognizing Typical Developmental Hurdles in Children with Special Needs

While working in a group home as an undergraduate student, one of my clients was a young man with severe cerebral palsy and moderate developmental delay. He enjoyed engaging

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