Organizations That Provide Free Gifts To Children With Disabilities

Too often families are overwhelmed when their child is batting a chronic illness or disability. That is why we appreciate and share organizations that care enough to help families in their time of need. Gracie’s Gowns – free custom made hospital gowns for children with life-threatening illnesses Graham’s Foundation – sends a care package to families with premature babies Hugginz …

What Are Learning Disabilities

A learning disability is a neurological disorder. In simple terms, a learning disability results from a difference in the way a person’s brain is “wired.” Children with learning disabilities are as smart or smarter than their peers. But they may have difficulty reading, writing, spelling, reasoning, recalling and/or organizing information if left to figure things out by themselves or if …

Parenting Tips For Visual Impairments

If you’ve just learned that your child is visually impaired, you are probably trying to sort out how serious the problem is, where to get help, and what this means for your child’s future. In many cases, visual impairments can be corrected.If your child’s visual impairment is serious, give yourself time to adjust. Learn more about your child’s condition and …

Teaching Strategies for Hearing Impairments

Students with auditory impairments are provided special education services by a variety of professionals. These include the following specially trained individuals: Audiologists are professionals who diagnose, treat, and manage individuals with hearing loss. Teachers of the Hearing Impaired are specially trained educators who provide educational support to the student, the family, and other educators. Speech-Language Pathologists provide treatment for speech …

Hearing Impairment Defined

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, formerly the Education of the Handicapped Act (P.L. 94-142), includes “hearing impairment” and “deafness” as two of the categories under which children with disabilities may be eligible for special education and related service programming. While the term “hearing impairment” is often used generically to describe a wide range of hearing losses …

Tips For Teachers for VI

Making minor adjustments to the classroom, providing aids and monitoring progress are simple ways to teach a visually impaired child so they succeed in a regular classroom. Allowing them to use all of their senses and build on their strengths will help to avoid discouragement and academic struggles. Students who have visual disabilities can appear to struggle to see the …

Assistive Technology Tips

What happens when your child needs modifications and devices to assist with their hearing impairment in the classroom.  Modern technology has provided opportunities for students with hearing impairments to access the general curriculum. These include: Hearing Aids and Auditory Training Devices: Hearing aids are one of the most well-known types of devices used by individuals with hearing impairments. There are …