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FAQs on Early Intervention: Addressing Common Concerns of Parents with Special Needs Children

A real-life looks at special needs When a child has just been diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, Speech Delays or Developmental Delays, questions and concerns immediately flood in parents’ mind. Parents would like to know what they need to do first, what they need to know and where to looks for treatment to help their child. We understand how parents feel and we hope that This article could offer guidance to parents by providing insights into early intervention program. Right from the start, we would like parents to keep in mind that children with special needs are children too. Just like typical child, they have things that they like or hate. They have their own personality. He or she might be shy, cheerful or sensitive. However, the primary difference lies in their learning process, as they face additional challenges in acquiring new skills. Child with special needs face more challenges in learning compare to typical child. BehaviorsMay children with special needs exhibit poor...

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Readiness for Mainstream Education: Is Your Child Prepared?

School Readiness: Is my child ready to go to mainstream? Choosing the right school for children with ASD and ADHD can be tough for parents. When kids reach school age, parents often feel pressured to enroll them. However, we’ve seen that some children struggle in school because they aren’t fully prepared. This can lead to stress for both parents and children. Story 1: A Boy with ADHD Meet Ken, a 7-year-old boy having a hard time at school. He finds it tough to stay calm, often daydreams in class, and has trouble following rules. Teachers complain that he interrupts class a lot and doesn’t listen. When teachers correct him, he sometimes throws tantrums and gets sent to a discipline room. He also gets upset easily and even fights with his classmates. Story 2: A Boy with ASD Now let’s look at Tim, an 8-year-old boy with his own school struggles. Loud noises bother him, and he shouts at his classmates when it’s too noisy. He doesn’t...

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Unveiling the Autism Journey: What Parents Can Expect When Their Child Receives a Diagnosis

When you receive the diagnosis that your child has autism, it can be an overwhelming and frightening experience. As a parent, you may find yourself filled with worry and uncertainty about what lies ahead. It’s natural to have questions and concerns about what autism means for your child’s future. This article aims to provide you with valuable information to help you navigate this journey and understand the autism diagnosis. What is Autism? Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects social interaction, communication, and behavior. Contrary to some misconceptions, the characteristics of autism vary widely among individuals. Flapping, tip-toeing, lack of speech, and limited eye contact are sometimes associated with autism. It is important to understand that the disorder encompasses a spectrum of symptoms and severity. The term “spectrum” in autism spectrum disorder recognizes the wide range of characteristics and challenges that individuals...

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Autism or Speech Delay: Understanding the Differences in Your Child’s Development

What is Speech Delay? A speech delay is when a child is not progressing in their language and speech abilities as expected for their age, resulting in difficulties with articulation, pronunciation, and understanding language. Children with speech delays may struggle to express themselves effectively through speech, leading to difficulties in communicating their needs and wants. They may not able to communicate their feelings, thoughts, and requests for assistance.   Additionally, children with speech delays find it challenging to comprehending what others are saying to them, resulting in difficulties in making friends and following teacher’s instructions at kindergarten. These challenges in effective communication may lead to feelings of frustration and irritability, making the child more prone to tantrums. What are the possible reasons for speech delay There are many potential causes of speech delay in children. Some of the most common causes include: Hearing...

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Developmental Delays: What Every Parent Needs to Know

From Crawling to Conversing: The Developmental Milestones of Three-Year-Olds At 3 years old, children typically demonstrate a range of developmental milestones. Here are some common skills and abilities that 3-year-olds may display: Language development: 3-year-olds can usually speak in simple sentences of 3-4 words like I want play ball, look at this, cold water, I don’t want, help me; they also use pronouns such as “I” and “you,” and use basic grammar. They may ask lots of questions like where is it? When we go? Who give this? They also enjoy telling stories, and enjoy singing songs. Cognitive development: 3-year-olds can typically sort objects by shape and color, understand basic concepts such as “big” and “small,” and count one to three. They can complete simple puzzles and match objects. They enjoy using their imaginations to create pretend scenarios with toy kitchens, doctor kits, and playhouses. Motor development: 3-year-old...

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