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A survey released today by Parents magazine and the Child Mind Institute shows how the tragedy in Newtown, CT has influenced public opinion on children's mental health issues. The results show that more than half of adults think psychiatric disorders in children are underdiagnosed.
Wondering about childhood apraxia of speech? An NYC-based speech-language pathologist weighs in on the pediatric speech disorder, explaining what apraxia is and how it's treated in children.
If your child is 2 years old and only says a few words, you may be concerned that he has a speech delay or disorder. Here, a Manhattan speech-language pathologist explains what parents should do in this case.
A therapist who treats children with feeding delays and disorders offers her tips for parents on how to get their picky eaters to eat new foods and try a variety of textures and tastes.
An NYC-based speech-language pathologist explains common treatments for feeding disorders in children, including how to treat reflux, low muscle tone, aspiration, and an oral sensory deficit.
A Manhattan speech-language pathologist explains the common types and causes of feeding disorders in children, including reflux, low muscle tone, structural issues, aspiration, and oral sensory deficits, and how they are diagnosed.
Autism Speaks celebrated mothers of the autism community at a luncheon in New York City on Wednesday, May 1 with special guest Dee Ocleppo, the nonprofit's national board member, fashion designer, and former model.
Autism Speaks co-founder Bob Wright highlights the successful initiatives achieved by the nonprofit on various policy changes after working with Governor Andrew Cuomo and other legislators in Washington, D.C.
Autism Speaks is the world's leading autism and science organization and it lights the way to make this April's Autism Awareness month better than ever. Learn autism statistics and how you can help increase awareness of this growing disorder.
If your child has special needs, a comprehensive approach to treatment that includes multiple therapists and other professionals will likely lead to more effective treatment and a faster recovery. Here, a psychologist with more than 20 years experience explains how to know when a comprehensive approach is right for your child as well as the benefits and challenges of this type of treatment.
When your child is receiving treatment from multiple therapists and professionals, communication is key. Here, a psychologist with more than 20 years experience offers advice on how to make sure your child's treatment team is talking often and communicating effectively.
The nonprofit ELIJA School and Foundation teams up with Brooklyn's Runner & Stone Bakery and Restaurant for the Champions of Hope Cookie Campaign, in honor of April's Autism Awareness Month.
Chapel Haven, a nonprofit program in New Haven, CT, that helps adults on the autism spectrum to lead independent lives, received an award from Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism that includes a $5,000 grant.
Professional opera singer Sabrina Francis volunteers her time and talent at Gigi's Playhouse NYC in upper Manhattan to inspire children with Down syndrome through music and sign language.
A longtime volunteer of St. Mary's Hospital for Children in Queens raises money to buy a swing that accommodates children in wheelchairs.
The Speak Up for Kids campaign, started by the Child Mind Institute, aims to banish the persistent stigma around mental health care, especially among children. Here is how you can get involved in Speak Up for Kids.
An NYC mom of four, including a son with special needs, searches for a middle school for her child with special needs and shares the top 10 questions and things to consider when interviewing schools.
The Circle of Friends promotes inclusion and friendship for kids and teens with special needs among their peers with several programs, including a weekly Home With Friends program or a Sunday Teen Program.
A mom raising a child with special needs with her family in New York City is empowered in her own situation as she helps other families through trying and challenging times with their own children with special needs.
With the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," implemented under President Barack Obama, here is how these changes to the nation's health care plan will affect families and people with special needs and disabilities.
Boys with ADHD often have low self-esteem and feel nervous about school-related tasks, such as taking a test or being called on by the teacher. Having low self-esteem makes it difficult to make decisions and some boys with ADHD find it challenging to make simple decisions. Authors of "Raising Boys with ADHD" provide advice on how to help boys with ADHD build their self-esteem.
Research on autism show how it may be linked to epilepsy and how it affects behavior. An NYC specialist investigates the connections among autism, epilepsy, and behavior, and shares what can be learned from these links.
When kids are on medication and use prescription drugs for any of their diagnoses, it is important for parents and doctors to explain the drugs and its purpose to the child, ensuring the child understands why he or she is on medication and how the prescription drug can help certain symptoms.
Getting active with your family has many physical benefits, but walking for a cause can also teach compassion and the value of volunteerism. There are many annual fundraising walks in the New York City area that raise money and awareness for causes close to many of our hearts, including special needs and children's causes.