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Parenting a Literal Child

It's not just a matter of symantics - for some kids, everything is literal. In parenting several kids with FAS/FAE, I've found that you have to be very careful with your instructions - because they'll be followed!

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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.


Making Outdoor Play Fun And Safe For Children With Visual Impairments
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Helpful hints for families, caregivers, and teachers.


Teaching Children To Climb Up Stairs
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Goooo-ing Up!


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Physical Therapy: The Bolster Pony with Mobile Base

Children with Cerebral Palsy often have problems with abduction or scissoring" of the legs. Most positioners are boring and confining. Not the Bolster Pony though! Try setting up an indoor obstacle course with soft pillows to ride the pony through. It adds fun to the physical therapy workout!

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