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Learn all about this developmental reading disorder, including facts, warning signs, common myths, and more, by checking out our round-up of dyslexia information.
The Jewels Institute, a nonprofit organization in New Rochelle, hosted a yoga fundraiser to raise money for its free Speak to the Beat program, a speech therapy program offered to local children who are underserved or have special needs.
Kids of Courage, a Long Island-based nonprofit organization, took more than 100 local children, all either chronically ill or with severe special needs, on a nine-day summer vacation to San Francisco.
The Skoog, an innovative new instrument that can play an orchestra of sounds, gives children with special needs the ability to create music.
Super Duper Publications' HearBuilder series has introduced a new software program that helps kids, with or without special needs, improve their listening skills and learn how to follow directions.
Glide Bikes' new Super Glider is specially designed to help older kids and adults with special needs learn to ride by first improving motor skills and balance.
Jeepers Peepers, The Ask and Answer Question Game, puts a fun spin on the age-old 20 Questions game and helps kids develop early language and a host of other skills.
"The Silver Mist," a fiction novel told from the perspective of a young woman with Down syndrome, is a touching and unique read that raises questions about the ways in which we view this illness.
An autistic teen hopes to increase acceptance and understanding of those with autism through his book, "How to Talk to an Autistic Kid," which explains autism and its symptoms in easy-to-understand terms.
Etnies, maker of action shoes and apparel, has partnered with Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, to create co-branded kids' RVM and Fader footwear that support Autism Speaks' mission.
The award-winning Starabella trilogy, about a little girl with learning differences who expresses herself through music, was inspired by author Sharon Fialco's own daughter, who has autism.
Lids 'N Lizards, a categorization game developed by Super Duper Publicatons, helps kids with special needs build up their articulation, categorization, and auditory and visual memory skills.
Funzee Everyday Sounds is an award-winning interactive software game developed by speech language pathologists that teaches kids the sounds of 60 common objects and allows parents to track their child's progress.
Apps for Children with Special Needs, a thorough and easy-to-follow website, makes it easier to know which apps are worth your money—and your child’s attention. (Discounted iPads, too.)
Innovative technology, including iPad apps and adaptable motorized wheelchairs, is revolutionizing the way many children with special needs communicate and experience the world.
Despite the obstacles—potential stares, insensitive comments from strangers—including your child with special needs in family outings, even everyday errands, is worth it. The father of a teen with Phelan-McDermid Syndrome shares his insights on how and why to make it work.
It’s critical to keep organized files and/or a notebook about your child’s school experiences. Use this checklist as a way to organize your child’s school paperwork for important meetings with teachers, counselors, specialists, or administrators.
A new Individualized Education Programs (IEP) guide helps parents of children with special needs understand the legal rights of students with disabilities and offers advice on how to get special education services and form an IEP for your child.
When your child has been recently diagnosed with a learning disability or you suspect your son or daughter may have learning disabilities, find out what your first steps should be.
Talking to a whole class may not always be the best strategy to protect your child, but it’s good for children to learn more about kids with “differences” and have a chance to develop empathy, notes Susan Schwartz, director of the Child Mind Institute’s Learning and Diagnostics Center. Here are a few tips on talking to children about psychiatric, developmental, and learning disorders.
Forty percent or more of kids with ADHD also have significant oppositional behavior. These guidelines will help you manage your child’s acting out—and help you remain calm in the tough moments.
The parent of a teen with special needs offers advice on how to find the best possible childcare help for your child with special needs—so you can take a break.
We asked Rhonda Boltax, a learning disabilities specialist and the founder of Keys to Reading in Great Neck, NY, if and why multisensory teaching methods, like visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile methods, are effective for children with special needs like learning disabilities and dyslexia.
We asked Michelle Colletti, an occupational therapist who practices in the NYC area, to give her insight on a question that often arises for parents of kids with autism: If my child is self-absorbed and often engages in self-stimulation, how can I get him to make more eye contact and "stimm" less?
Although an estimated 200,000 kids and adults suffer from Tourette Syndrome, there are still many stigmas and misconceptions surrounding the disorder. In a new documentary, one teen with Tourette's syndrome showcases the struggles and triumphs of living with the disorder, including a meeting with American Idol contestant James Durbin that changes everything.