These apps are specifically beneficial to special needs children, and for parents and caregivers who interact with them. MATH SKILLS • TeachMe — Reinforces writing, math and spelling skills through sight words, addition and subtraction while keeping kids engaged with a reward system. • Math Evolve — Practice math facts, mental skills and have fun… Read more »
“Up, mommy.” “Hi, daddy.” “More please.” These are some of those sweet, long-awaited phrases parents look forward to hearing from their toddler. But what if they’re not saying them? “It’s important to go to well-child visits, because your child’s primary care provider uses questionnaires to determine if certain milestones, such as understanding and talking, are… Read more »
Kingston, 9, loves video games, baseball and reading. The smart boy, who at age 4 had limited verbal ability and delayed fine and gross motor skills, is much more advanced today. At first, Kingston’s parents had no idea what was going on with him. They worked hard to get an official diagnosis when Kingston was… Read more »
The school year started out great, but now your child is struggling. What happened? He doesn’t quite understand the new concept, he’s definitely down in the dumps, avoiding his homework … you’re at a loss. When teachers start getting into their curriculum, things move fast. If a child gets behind, it can be difficult… Read more »
Meet four local families who found the good when faced with big challenges by giving back to the community and more.
Summer’s a great time for kids to experience camp — and kids with special needs are no exception. With summer just a few months away, book your child’s adventure NOW. Here are some local options.
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.
A trip to the playground can be a frustrating one, depending on your child’s individual needs. Fortunately, plenty of area parks and playgrounds have been built or redesigned with the needs of all children in mind, and more are on the way. Common Ground, an inclusive playground scheduled to be built on 23-acres near US… Read more »
Parents of kids ages 2 – 8 with sensory integration challenges can take advantage of a new story time offered Erlanger branch of the Kenton County Public Library (401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger). Rhythm and Rhyme: Sensory Storytime meets one Saturday a month and is led by children’s librarian Julie Mills, who received special training… Read more »
All children can benefit from exercise and sports, but special needs kids will often thrive with them. Physical activities help special needs kids improve muscle tone and conditioning, self-esteem, motor skills, cognitive function and communication ability. While there may sometimes be extra obstacles for special needs kids to conquer, a little creativity and determination can… Read more »