The hustle and bustle of the holidays can be overwhelming for children with special needs, but there are steps you can take to make it easier on them.
— getting everyone on the same page — When Juli Liske’s son, Ben, was diagnosed with autism when he was 23 months old, there were no immediate resources where her family lived in eastern Kentucky. As a result, the former dental hygienist did a lot of research and developed an intensive, multi-layered program for Ben… Read more »
In the United States, 23.6 million people are diagnosed with diabetes, and of that number, more than 186,000 are youth and children. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), a new diagnosis occurs nationwide every 20 seconds. In Tennessee, more than 600,000 people, young and old, live with the disease, and those numbers are rising. Here’s a look at what diabetes is and what it’s like for your child to live with it.
To medicate or not to medicate … is that the question? When it comes to a child with ADHD, finding the right “recipe” in order to help him is tricky.
Some days it seems the only predictable thing about it is the unpredictability. The only consistent attribute–the inconsistency. There is little argument that autism is baffling, even to those who spend their lives around it. The child who lives with autism may look “normal” but his behavior can be perplexing and downright difficult. Autism was… Read more »
TN Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia 200 N. Baird Lane, Murfreesboro MTSU Box 397 494-8880 • mtsu.edu/dyslexia Assist K – 12 students with dyslexia, their teachers and their families. Services are free or at very low cost to all Tennessee residents. They also create public awareness about dyslexia, offer assessments for dyslexia,… Read more »
— creating places to call home — As Sunny Rosenbalm drove home to Nashville the Sunday after the Friday birth of her grandson, Tucker, in February 2006, she received a phone call from her son. “He asked me to pray for Tucker,” Rosenbalm said. “He said Tucker was having seizures.” Thus began a difficult and… Read more »
ABA Nashville 442-7988 • abanashville.com Offers home- and school-based services including assessment of basic language and learning skills, therapist training, behavior intervention plans, parent and family support, and more. Autism & Behavior Consulting Services 331-1141 • abcservicesllc.net Provides applied behavior analysis (ABA) consulting services in home, clinic, school and community environments, including assessment, program development,… Read more »
Caring for children of special needs is what Special Kids does best. It’s a Christian, non-profit organization that gives therapeutic rehabilitation and professional nursing services to children with special needs ages birth to 21 years. “Special Kids sees children based on physician referral,” says Ginger Warf, director of marketing at Special Kids. “We were founded… Read more »
Marriage and Life with a Special Needs Child When marriage gets tough, women can become resentful and emotionally drained. On the other hand, men can completely withdraw from the situation or deny there’s an issue. Typical marriage? Actually, yes, says author Laura Marshak in her book Married with Special Needs Children (Basic Books). That’s why… Read more »