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General When handwriting and reading are difficult for a student, it is important to separate the two tasks. A student shouldn’t work on their handwriting while working on their reading skills. If a student’s handwriting affects their ability to participate in reading activities, then teachers should provide them with tools to accommodate this difficulty. A...
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Tourette (too-RET) syndrome is a disorder that involves repetitive movements or unwanted sounds (tics) that can’t be easily controlled. For instance, you might repeatedly blink your eyes, shrug your shoulders or blurt out unusual sounds or offensive words. Tics typically show up between ages 2 and 15, with the average being around 6 years of...
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If you’re suffering from a painful or debilitating injury, you want the best care and treatment plan so you can get back to your career and your life as soon as possible. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and vocational therapy are all clinically proven methods of treatment for a multitude of conditions. Physical Therapy Physical therapy...
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A delay in speech development may be a symptom of many disorders, including mental retardation, hearing loss, an expressive language disorder, psychosocial deprivation, autism, elective mutism, receptive aphasia and cerebral palsy. Speech delay may be secondary to maturation delay or bilingualism. Being familiar with the factors to look for when taking the history and performing...
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If you’ve ever traveled to another country and tried to navigate your days without a translator, stumbling over the local language and customs, you might just have a little glimpse into the daily life of a child on the spectrum. Trying to make sense of a world where everyone else seems to understand each other...
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Mental health refers to cognitive, behavioral, and emotional well-being. It is all about how people think, feel, and behave. People sometimes use the term “mental health” to mean the absence of a mental disorder. Mental health can affect daily living, relationships, and physical health. However, this link also works in the other direction. Factors in...
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The most common types of mental illness are as follows: anxiety disorders mood disorders schizophrenia disorders Anxiety disorders According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental illness. People with these conditions have severe fear or anxiety, which relates to certain objects or situations. Most people...
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1. Match the cards Age: 3 to 5 years Benefits: Memory, concentration and social skills Suitable for: Speech and Language Delay, Learning Disability Memory matching cards are easily available in the market. You can play this simple game by arranging pairs of matching cards face down in random order. You and your child can take turns...
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You might not realize how many skills you employ regularly as you go through your daily lives. This could be because you may not have broken a sweat learning how to do simple everyday tasks such as eating, dressing yourself, or maintaining your personal hygiene. But for children with special needs, these life skills may be...
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What Is Behavioral Therapy? Behavioral therapy is a term used to describe a broad range of techniques used to change maladaptive behaviors. The goal is to reinforce desirable behaviors and eliminate unwanted ones. Behavioral therapy is rooted in the principles of behaviorism, a school of thought focused on the idea that we learn from our...
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