Special Needs

Special Needs

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Why Swimming Lessons are Critical for Kids on the Autism Spectrum

Research has found that children with autism are 160 times more likely to drown than the general pediatric population. Given this heightened risk, the researchers recommended swimming classes should be the intervention of top priority. Learn how lessons can be tailored to children who are on the autism spectrum. ...
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Helping Kids who are on the Autism Spectrum Improve Social Skills

While teaching children proper social interaction is something every parent does, those with children who are on the autism spectrum face a bigger challenge. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder

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Special Needs Events in Northeast Ohio — April 2018

Many businesses in the greater Cleveland/Akron area host dedicated events and activities for children who have special needs and their parents and families. Find one near you this month by

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Summer on the Autism Spectrum: How to Plan for Progress

For young adults on the autism spectrum, taking advantage of the summer months often is essential to gaining valuable experience, learning new skills, and preparing for the next chapter of

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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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Sensory-Friendly Attractions in the Cleveland Area to Get You Through the Winter

While Northeast Ohio has many family-fun places to visit in the winter, some families still face the challenge of finding sensory-friendly venues to visit with their loved ones with autism.

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6 Ways to Enhance your Child’s Executive Function

Children are not born with executive functioning skills, they are born with a capacity to develop them. Executive function filters distractions, focuses attention, and prioritizes resources to meet life’s changing

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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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