If you are a special needs parent, you know what I am talking about. While you love your child dearly, accommodating to their one-of-a-kind manners in functioning, learning and playing can be a challenge. While trying to figure out your child’s diagnosis and special needs in parental care, you might be frustrated with the lack […]
Labeling has become an obsession in this day and age. From grocery labels, to clothing textile labels, and even the different business titles that we chase after on our LinkedIn profiles. We love to have everything set in stone and clearly defined. To some children, their diagnoses become some sort of labels that state what […]
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You’ve had enough. As parents of children with special needs, you are often looked upon as having the worst of the bunch. Teachers complain about attention deficit in your child during classes, passers-by on the street gaze at you with a mixture of sympathy and fear of a diagnosis they know little of, family members […]
Source: www.ted.com We love looking at various videos on research done on diagnosing and treating children with special needs. We found this TED Talk clip with award-winning neuroscientist Aditi Shankardass, who pioneered clinical work using electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings of the brain to help diagnose developmental disorders in children. She completely redefined the traditional approach of […]
The Diagnostic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which classifies mental health conditions, may be used to identify autism spectrum disorders in children with Down syndrome. Previously questions have been raised about the diagnosis of autism in children with DS due to developmental and cognitive delays. Autism has been difficult to differentiate from other behaviours such […]