Landau-Kleffner Syndrome

Landau-Kleffner syndrome is a rare disorder that is characterized by the gradual or sudden loss of language in children between the ages of five and seven.

For more information, click on the links below:

Autism Research Institute
Boston Children’s Hospital
Epilepsy Foundation
John Hopkins Medicine
Medicine Net
Medscape
National Organization for Rare Disorders
NINDS
WEBMD
Wikipedia
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Pervasive Developmental Disorder- NOS

autismlogoPervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) is a developmental disorder that falls on the autism spectrum. Children that are given this diagnose often meet some but not all of the criteria for autism.

The following links describe in more detail specific characteristics of a person with PDD-NOS:
Brain Balance Centers
Emory Autism Center
My Asperger’s Child
National Autism Resources
NINDS
WebMD.Com
Wikipedia

2015 Sprout Film Festival

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 It’s that time of the year again! The 2015 Sprout Film Festival will be held in New York City This Saturday May 30 to Sunday, May 31 showcasing films that celebrate the “diverse lives and creativity of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”
If you are in New York City this weekend, swing by and support Sprout, you will not be disappointed!

 

 

Turner Syndrome Characteristics

Turner Syndrome is a rare condition that affects only females. This occurs when the X chromosome is partially or totally missing.

Medical Sites

Boston Children’s Hospital
Genetics Home Reference
Kids Health
Mayo Clinic
Medscape
Wikipedia

Associations

Turner Syndrome Foundation
Turner Syndrome Society of the United States
Turner Syndrome Support Society- UK

 

Mosaic Down Syndrome Resources

What is Mosaic Down Syndrome?

Mosaic Down Syndrome represents 2 to 4% of all cases of people with Down Syndrome. This occurs when a person has a certain percentage of translocation cells with the remaining cells unaffected. meaning people with mosaic down syndrome have a certain percentage of cells with the extra 21 chromosome. The physical characteristics of mosaic down syndrome vary from having similar characteristics of a person with down syndrome to almost none.

Medical Sites

Mayo Clinic
Medline Plus
Wikipedia

Associations

International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association
Mosaic Down Syndrome UK

Mental Health Resources

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Information and Resources

 

Mental Health America- Toolkit
National Alliance on Mental Health
Mental Health Awareness Month- Wikipedia
Mental Health Gov. Awareness
Article- Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities- Social Work Today
NADD- An Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Needs

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

 

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May is the month designated to provide an opportunity to raise awareness about communication issues.

 

Resources and Information Links

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Better Hearing and Speech Month Activity Toolkit 
What is a Speech-Language Pathologist?
American Academy of Audiology Resources
Identify the Signs of Communication Disorders Campaign
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) 
Free Printables for Better Hearing and Speech Month
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month-Mommy Speech Therapy Blog

 

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Resources

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American- Awareness Month Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Resources

Healthlines

Mayo Clinic

United States Environmental Protection Agency- Resources

WebMD-Facts

Tuberous Sclerosis Resources

Tuberous Sclerosis is a rare disorder that impacts vital organs such as the brain, heart, kidney, lungs and skin due to the growth of benign tumors in many parts of the body.

 

Medical Sites

Boston Children’s Hospital

Mayo Clinic

Medscape

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Wikipedia

Organizations

Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance