Archive for the ‘Special Needs’ Category

6 Secrets Special Needs Moms Know but Won’t Tell You

by Suzanne Perryman I am a special needs mom. And I have secrets. Things I don’t talk about and stuff that other moms don’t know or may have forgotten along the way. Special needs moms are lonely. I yearn for more time with friends and family. Authentically, I have a positive attitude and most often you see me smiling. I…

6 Secrets Special Needs Moms Know but Won’t Tell You

by Suzanne Perryman I am a special needs mom. And I have secrets. Things I don’t talk about and stuff that other moms don’t know or may have forgotten along the way. Special needs moms are lonely. I yearn for more time with friends and family. Authentically, I have a positive attitude and most often you see me smiling. I…

Hippo therapy treatment helps children with special needs

By Maureen Wallace For she knows power behind peaceful giants While the vision is pure muscle and energy, somehow, the horse exudes serenity. Understanding the majestic power horses yield may help explain the power of hippo therapy, which “refers to the use of the movement of the horse as a treatment strategy by physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech/language pathologists…

The day I became a special needs mom

The days that our children are born are forever etched in our minds.  My youngest daughter was born four years ago today.  I went to the hospital that day expecting a smooth delivery and a healthy baby girl.  I had been under the care of a neonatologist for most of my pregnancy and had had regular non-stress tests and ultrasounds. …

Ask Reading Kingdom

Do children diagnosed with autism lead normal lives as adults? As with so much in the field of autism, the answer to this important question is complicated. First, good data in this area are not readily available. Part of the difficulty is that the “explosion” in autism over the past few decades means that lots of individuals are only now…

Predicting Dyslexia — Even Before Children Learn to Read

Sixth-grader Josh Thibeau has been struggling to read for as long as he can remember. He has yet to complete a single Harry Potter book, his personal goal. When he was in first grade, Josh’s parents enrolled him in a research study at Boston Children’s Hospital investigating the genetics of dyslexia. Since then, Josh has completed regular MRI scans of…