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Traumatic brain injury, or more commonly known as TBI, had long been known as the "silent epidemic" because of its nature to not be instantly recognized when a head injury has occurred. Brain injury in children can occur from many incidences, a blow to the head, shaken baby syndrome and anoxia are some of the more common ways a child can acquire a TBI.
Adults have a hard enough timing handling the spiteful words that are often flung around carelessly during divorce, but imagine the difficulty the children have when they hear one or both parents bad-mouth the other parent?
For the most part, most schools do succeed in their mission, but unfortunately there are times where a school fails to provide an appropriate education for a special needs child. It may be the school does not provide the right necessities for special needs children to succeed in the school setting.
The special education departments in schools should gain a thorough understanding of TBIs because they are not always visible injuries. And the impacts will vary greatly from child to child.
Rather than looking to age to decide when your toddler should start school, it is perhaps more of value to determine if he or she is physically, socially and emotionally ready to go to school. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before sending your little one off to preschool.
Children who have special education needs often need related services to be incorporated into their Individualized Education Program (IEP). In Canada and the United Kingdom, this is equivalent to an Individual Education Plan. These services are provided to help the child in the learning environment.
The reality is kids will need to have a full understanding of computing and the Internet. Parents today can no longer effectively shield their kids from being online in today's world.
Dealing with special education laws can be both daunting and confusing. In order to effectively advocate for a child with TBI, or any other learning disability, it helps to understand both federal and state laws, any special education jargon and acronyms, and how to participate in the inevitable individualized education program (IEP) meeting.
To help ease kids' concerns and help them cope, it makes the transition easier if you give them an explanation of what is going on and why. However, before you broach the topic of divorce, it is also important to consider what you plan to say because this discussion should not be done hastily or in a spontaneous way.
There is nothing cuter than seeing a baby's smile, teeth or no teeth. Did you know a baby's teeth are present from the second trimester in pregnancy? By the time he or she is born, there will already be a full set beneath the gums. Even though parents won't...
While the school has a responsibility to give your child the most appropriate and mainstreamed education possible, you also play an important role in your child's educational plan. You are your child's strongest advocate and know what is best for your child. Your involvement and input will have a large impact on the direction the meeting goes.
Parent advocates are an important part of every child's education. A child who has special needs is going to need someone to organize and pull together their education plan to ensure they get the best structured education that will meet their individual learning needs.
There are generally two schools of thought on whether or not kids should get an allowance. Some families opt to provide their children with a basic spending allowance in exchange for chores, and others feel that an allowance dissuades from the idea that all members of a family should learn how to contribute to the household.
A parent instinctively knows what is best for his or her child. Parents who are directly involved with their child's education will know they are getting the right structure and best education to fit their son or daughter's individual needs.
Early consumption of soft drinks can eventually lead to lifelong poor dietary habits if parents aren't careful with their children's intake of soda. Heck, it is a problem for adults, why would we want to start a new generation of soda drinkers?
Many students have struggles with organization during their school years. This may be especially true as a child reaches the middle and high school grades. It is during these years children receive more information and assignments for multiple classes simultaneously. As a result, organization can become a problem.
Divorce is tough financially and emotionally. In addition to the pain associated with money and emotions, if children are born of the union, two of the most important issues need to be settled during a divorce is custody and visitation.