Special Needs

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Bed Wetting

BY NANCY SCHRINER Does your special needs child have trouble wetting the bed?    Is there a way to prevent your special needs child from wetting the b…

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Help for the Hyperactive

GFM HOW TO IDENTIFY ADHD AND VARIOUS TREATMENTS TO HELP THE HYPER CHILD Almost all children have times when their attention or behavior veers out of c…

Child Development
Is My Child Okay?

BY KERBY T. ALVY, PH.D. SIX STEPS FOR ASSESSING A YOUNG CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT Is my child developing at a normal rate? This is a question that every par…

Dyslexia
The Complexities of Dyslexia

GFM UNDERSTANDING, DIAGNOSING, AND TREATING DYSLEXIA Dyslexia is a term that has been loosely applied to reading disabilities. But alas, it is far mor…

Stress CROP 3x4
Momentary vs. Lasting Stress

GFM COPING WITH THE STRESS OF RAISING SPECIAL-NEEDS CHILDREN Life is full of ups and downs, and some of them can be especially stressful for parents w…

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Getting Through to the Smile

BY STEPHANIE CRIST Local dentists offer advice and special approaches to ease special needs children through dental procedures   Alex remembers. He do…

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Understanding Dyslexia

BY JAMIE LOBER Nine year-old Nicholas of Perry struggles with his homework, dislikes reading and is failing language arts. His teacher suggested that …