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Special swimming concerns for the child with spina bifida!


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Sensory Play
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

It's good for body and mind!

What Are The Signs Of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Learn about how the three main symtoms of AD/HD can manifest in different children.

This Kid Is Driving Me Crazy! -Tips For Parents Of Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Helpful tips for families from the good folks at NICHCY

Susan's Story - The Facts About Traumatic Brain Injury
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain caused by the head being hit by something or shaken violently. Learn the facts about this all-too-common injury along with helpful tips for parents and teachers.

What Exactly Are Autism And PDD?
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Did you know that autism and PDD occur four times more often in boys than girls? Want to learn more? Check out this short but thorough overview from NICHCY.

My Child Has a Hearing Loss...What Next?
By: Paula Rosenthal, Parent, Founder of HearingExchange.com

Information and resources for parents of newly diagnosed deaf and hard of hearing children.


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Interpreting Facial Emotions

Many children (especially those with autism-like conditions) have difficulty interpreting facial expressions and understanding why people feel certain emotions. Moody Bear Puzzle, Emotion Cards, Smart Alex software all offers an opportunity to recognize expressions and hopefully talk about why the person might be happy or frightened. Try using them with a mirror and perhaps Polaroids of familiar people showing the same emotions. Eventually see if your child can make (and understand) the expressions, then take their pictures!


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