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Long Island mom Dr. Ellenmorris Tiegerman is the founder of three schools for language development in the Long Island and Queens area. A new high school will open up in Richmond Hill in September. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of Tiegerman's first school in Glen Cove. We caught up with the mom of six to discuss what she's learned along the way and what her plans are for the future.
The use of stem cells, or cord blood, is a rapidly growing area of medical science, and many parents are choosing to save their babies' stem cells in case of a future need. Find out how it's done, along with the cost, benefits, and drawbacks of the process.
Children on the autism spectrum need special kinds of surroundings, says interior designer Carolyn Feder. The registered interior designer owns Sensory Interior Design, a Dallas based design firm that specializes in organizing, arranging and designing residential (among other) spaces to fit the needs of special needs children.
It can be hard for parents of children with disabilities to find a summer camp that's just the right fit for their child. Here, Gary Shulman, program director for Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc., offers helpful tips on navigating the options.
The Hadley School for the Blind offers six tips on how to maximize the experience of a family trip for a child with a visual impairment.
David Swanson, licensed clinical psychologist, offers tips for parents on how to recognize and manage a child with oppositional defiant disorder.
Meet some of the health professionals in Suffolk County, Long Island, including pediatricians, dentists, and nutritionists catering to kids and families.
Meet some of the health professionals in Nassau County, Long Island, including pediatricians, dentists, and nutritionists catering to kids and families.
Meet some of the health professionals in Manhattan, including pediatricians, dentists, and nutritionists catering to kids and families.
Meet some of the health professionals in Fairfield County, CT, including pediatricians, dentists, and nutritionists catering to kids and families.
Meet some of the health professionals in Queens, including pediatricians, dentists, and nutritionists catering to kids and families.
Meet some of the health professionals in Brooklyn, including pediatricians, dentists, and nutritionists catering to kids and families.
Meet some of the health professionals in Westchester County, NY, including pediatricians, dentists, and nutritionists catering to kids and families.
Autism service dogs are providing families with much needed assistance, peace of mind, and a big doggy dose of unconditional love.
The holiday season is in full swing and gift guides have been published everywhere guiding parents on what the hottest toys and games are this year. Many of the guides have breakdowns for ages, gender, types of toys and price point, but what they don’t have is a toy guide for children with special needs. Those parents will need a bit more help when it comes to selecting the right toy for their child. Gina Maranga, Director of Program Operations at Block Institute, a Brooklyn educational facility dedicated to serving the needs of children and adults with developmental disabilities, has put together some tips for parents when it comes to selecting toys for their child with special needs: For children under 1 year old – Soft cuddly toys that can be activated to play music; busy/pop up boxes that have a cause and effect response; large, soft plastic, oddly shaped toys that are easy to grab and manipulate. For children 1 -3 years old – Shape and color sorters, medium sized dolls, animals and common objects to encourage labeling and pretend play; push/pull and ride on toys to encourage gross motor movement. For children 3 – 5 years old – Toys that encourage pretend play and expanded language like puppets, dress up sets, doll houses, cooking sets, barns, garages; toys that encourage fine motor skills like chunky crayons, chalk, tempera/finger paints, puzzles, Play-Doh, peg boards, building blocks; toys that encourage early literacy like big books, books on CD/tape, matching games, bingo/lingo.
While it’s estimated that 6 million children will take Ritalin or other stimulant medications, that doesn’t mean that it’s right for your child. Read on for an alternative therapy to ADHD, cognitive skills training, to see if it's a better fit for your little one.
Check out some of the newest additions to the Queens area that feature programs for kids and families.
For most families, the holidays represent a time to be with relatives, children, parents and family and celebrate. For a special needs family the holidays can create overwhelming stress.
The Ross family, residents of New City in Rockland County, NY, will be featured in the upcoming PBS documentary "This Emotional Life," set to air in January, which explores the human pursuit of happiness.
While children and teens with learning disabilities are often “diagnosed” in middle school or high school, many disabilities can actually be prevented by intervention at a much earlier age. Read these tips from the experts to find out how.
Stay up to date on new businesses and programs for kids and families opening up in Suffolk County, Long Island this fall.
There are many misunderstandings about dyslexia. Here, Wendy Burt-Thomas separates fact from myth about the condition.
One in 150 children are currently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders...one dietary therapy that has been used in treating children diagnosed with autism is a gluten-free diet.
If you have a child with a suspected developmental delay, foreign terms like CPSE, EI, OSC, IEP are likely to work their way into your vocabulary. Decoding these acronyms may seem like learning a new language, an accurate translation may hold the key to advocating for your child.
Budgeting at the supermarket doesn’t mean your family has to suffer when it comes to proper nutrition. There are many delicious, easy ways to get a healthy bang for your buck.