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What must now follow is an understanding and shared communication of often-confused and also recently changed categories of special needs. Using incorrect terminology when diagnosing a child’s disorders, delays, or disabilities becomes much more than an issue of what may be politically correct or nonoffensive: early interventions and therapy that result in critical improvement are Read More

Besides the most common categories of children with special needs given above, parents, teachers, and caregivers must also learn the terminology commonly used when navigating resources or communicating with doctors, therapists, and educators.   Assistive Technology: Devices, equipment or services that help a person with special needs.   Inclusion: Full participation of children with special Read More


The intense demands of school work may cause you to hesitate when it comes to after-school time. Although you don’t want to overload your child’s schedule, the academic, social and physical benefits of extracurricular programs are hard to ignore. The Afterschool Alliance reports kids who participate in after-school programs have better school attendance, higher grades Read More


Although the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children and teens should engage with entertainment media for no more than one or two hours per day, the reality is that the use of electronic media beyond the entertainment value has become a necessary–and growing–component of children (and their parents) today that isn’t going to go Read More


Getting rid of the guilt and understanding the effects of discipline Imagine sitting, staring at the wall of the room you’ve just been banished to, reflecting on what you’ve said or done. Fidgeting with the throw pillows on the bed, you mumble to yourself about a disagreement that just occurred. Contemplating if you should have Read More


Looking to the skies for careers of the future The STEM fields–science, technology, engineering and math–are among the most critical sectors of the U.S. economy with projections for enormous growth in these careers in future years. Unfortunately, however, businesses are facing difficulty recruiting employees from Louisiana for these skilled careers because student achievement in math Read More

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