SpecialKids

Living With Moebius Syndrome

Pediatric neurologist Carl E. Stafstrom remembers that his first experience with Moebius syndrome was with a child’s mother. She had the tell-tale signs: a drooping face, eyes that could not glance…

Is Stimming a Behavior or Sensory Issue?

People with autism spectrum disorder, as defined by the National Institute of Mental Health, can have “difficulty with social communication and interaction, restricted interests and repetitive behaviors.” While repetitive, self-stimulatory…

Local Dyslexia Resources

Is your child exhibiting signs of dyslexia and you want to get them tested? Or maybe they were already diagnosed and you're looking for ways to get extra help? The…

Dyslexia: Signs and Support

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability which results in difficulty with reading, spelling, writing and pronouncing words. Children with dyslexia can struggle to succeed academically, which makes it important for…

Social Skills for Kids With Special Needs

All children need to be able to understand facial expressions and recognize social cues in other people, look them in the eye, and be able to follow classroom rules. For kids with special needs, however, these lessons may not come…

How to Help a Picky Eater with Autism

Jackson Cointot was more than a finicky eater when he was 3 years old. His extremely limited diet of pizza, cheese curls and Cheerios led his desperate parents to search for help and nutritional guidance. Before being diagnosed with autism…