Spring 2010

Chicago Special Parent

New method to teach reading to the hearing impaired showing success

A new method of teaching reading and phonics to hearing-impaired students shows signs of helping these kids read at levels close to their peers.  Read...

 

Comfy clothes get thumbs up from kids with sensory issues

Itchy, scratchy clothes are especially problematic for kids with sensory issues. Check out these new Read...

 

Asperger's diagnosis may be history

Asperger's syndrome may disappear as a diagnosis, folded into the autism spectrum disorder umbrella. But when it comes to a contentious, nebulous and potentially stigmatizing diagnosis, we have to ask: What's in a name? Read...

 

Asperger's diagnosis may be history

Asperger's syndrome may disappear as a diagnosis, folded into the autism spectrum disorder umbrella. But when it comes to a contentious, nebulous and potentially stigmatizing diagnosis, we have to ask: What's in a name? Read...

 

Down syndrome increases as women delay having children

The number of babies born with Down syndrome rose by nearly one-third from 1979 to 2003, a new study has found, likely because women are waiting longer to have children. Read...

 

Naperville Girl Scouts troop welcomes kids with special needs

Cathy Riehs loved being a Girl Scout and she wanted her daughter Emma, who has been diagnosed with autism, to be able to do the same. So the Naperville mom did something about it.  Read...

 

How to help others acknowledge your child's diagnosis

It becomes a vicious loop: Parents with children with psychological disabilities do not know what to say to family, friends and acquaintances, so they say nothing, and they miss out on needed support.  Read...

 
 





 
 
 
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