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Welcome To Holland
By: Emily Perl Kingsley

The classic article by Emily Perl Kingsley about becoming the parent of a child with a disability. Read it. You'll be glad you did.

An Intro to Hannah - Unknown Diagnosis
By: E. L. Honea, Family Member

My sister has disabilities... and no one seems to know their cause.

Debunking four common steryotypes about kids with special needs
By: National Network for Child Care

Often what is known about disabled children comes from television and movies. This information often is false and exaggerated and leads people to believe in stereotypes. Stereotypes can be destructive to the relationships between children and new, inexperienced caregivers.

Do You See What I'm Saying?
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Children with hearing loss and the play environment.

Preschool Art Activity Tips For Children With Visual Impairments
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

With small adaptations, children with visual impairments can participate fully in art activities.

Doing Wheelies!
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Finding a great therapeutic bike for a child with special needs.

Helping Those Hearing Hassles!
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Helping children with mild and moderate hearing impairments understand what they hear.

Streeeetching The Attention Span!
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Setting up a non-distracting play and learning environment.

Sensory Play
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

It's good for body and mind!

Auditory Processing Tips
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Games to help kids develop good auditory processing skills.

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Talking about hearing impairment

Give more, not different. If a child has a hearing impairment, we sometimes slip in to an exaggerated communications mode. We must resist! Speak normally, as exaggerated lip movements are difficult to read. Adult's should instead provide visual cues that accompanies normal speech, without distorting the message with uncommon motions.


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