Each and every week, the Special Needs Blog Week in Review gives you a brief description of all the blogs that appeared here in the past seven days. This is a quick way to find the blogs that you wanted to read, but, didn’t have time for when they first appeared. What did you miss this week?
The Special Needs Podcast Roundup went up on May 14, 2012. This week, I’d like to point out an episode of The Coffee Klatch. It is called “Bright Not Broken – Twice Exceptional Kids”.
This is the first part of a series they are doing. The episode features special guest Dr. James Webb PhD., who established an organization called SENG. It stands for Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted Children. The episode also features special guest Edward R. Amend, Psy.D., who is a clinical psychologist at Amend Psychological Services. Parents of kids who are gifted and talented should give this episode a listen.
It’s Food Allergy Awareness Week
May 13 – 19, 2012, is officially Food Allergy Awareness Week. It was created in 1998 by the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN). The purpose is to educate people about the seriousness of food allergies. Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that causes a person’s body to produce too much histamine. It can make people stop breathing.
Coping With ADHD Over Summer Vacation
Kids who have ADHD thrive when they have a predictable schedule and routine to follow. When Summer vacation starts, it takes away the school routine that your child has gotten used to. There are some things that parents can do to help a child who has ADHD to cope with the change that comes with Summer Vacation. This advice will make Summer a lot easier on your child, and therefore, on your whole family.
Bella Santorum Turns Four Years Old!
Bella Santorum recently celebrated her fourth birthday. This is a big accomplishment for a child who was born with Trisomy 18. Many of the infants born with this genetic disease do not live long enough to see their first birthday.
Parents of Kids With Autism Don’t Always Trust Pediatricians
Researchers have discovered that parents of children who have autism don’t trust their pediatricians to give them advice about autism treatments. They feel that pediatricians don’t like alternative treatments, and will not discuss them. Parents want pediatricians to give them help with the stress that comes from parenting a child who has autism. Pediatricians often feel that they don’t know enough about autism treatment to make suggestions or to give advice.
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