Parents of children with special needs often have even less time for themselves. Because, while parenting a child with unique physical, emotional, or learning abilities is accompanied by immense amounts of joy, the experience also has its share of additional challenges. Daily tasks, like preparing special meals for a child with food allergies or helping a child with sensory issues get dressed, can take hours each day.
*thank you, Dan Hall, for contributing this great article to the Let's Get Booking Resource Directory
Fortunately, we have a wonderful sitter who we’ve worked with for years, but I imagine this would be a huge source of stress for parents whose child tends to be a handful.
Here are 21 modern-day ways to teach your kids how to be safe during a solo home adventure.
From a child home sick from school to a last-minute babysitter cancellation, no matter how organized and well-prepared you are, there will come a time when you have to trust one or more of your children to stay home on their own.
Kids with ADHD will inevitably be left home alone at one point or another. It’s important to take extra precautions to make sure they’re set up for safety.
Georgia State Senate passes Bill to help dyslexic students
The state Senate unanimously passed legislation that would help identify dyslexia in students. Sabrina Burse spoke to the Houston County School district about Senate Bill 48 to see what role it plays in the education of students.
The International Dyslexia Association says people with dyslexia can have trouble recognizing words, spelling, and decoding. That can affect the way those students process the way language is heard or spoken, which can lead to problems in reading comprehension.
Senate Bill 48 requires the State Board of Education to develop policies for figuring out which students have dyslexia in order to get them the resources they need to succeed.
Dr. Jill Emanuele, a clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute, believes that more attention needs to be placed on how mental illness impacts the other children in a family
*article contributed by Dan Hall, many thanks Dan!
I’m so glad I came across this article. It made me realize the importance of making sure all of our kids are adjusting to the changes we’ve made, and I think all parents whose child with ADHD has siblings should give this a read.
An important non-medical approach used in treating children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder is known as behavior therapy or behavior management. Behavior therapy is based on several simple and sensible notions about what leads children to behave in socially appropriate ways.
by David Rabiner, Ph.D. Research Professor, Duke University
I think most parents are aware of the medication options for treating ADHD, but I don’t think as many realize how big a role behavioral treatment plays in an ADHD care plan. - Dan Hall
*this resource was graciously contributed by Dan Hall.