Dyslexia Resources

 

Statistics

Dyslexia Center of Utah
Dyslexia Facts and Statistics- Austin Learning Solutions
Dyslexia Statistics- Learning Inside-Out
Dyslexia Statistics and Myth Busting

Medical Sites

Kids Health
Mayo Clinic
Medicine Net
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
WebMD
Wikipedia

 

Organizations

American Dyslexia Association
Davis Dyslexia Association International
International Dyslexia Association
Learning Disabilities Association of America
National Center for Learning Disabilities
The Dyslexia Foundation

Books

The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain
Dyslexia: Tine for Talent
Secret Life of a Dyslexic Child
The Gift of a Dyslexic Child
Dyslexia at College

 

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Autism Resources

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I received an email from a high school student named Kathleen who is currently a part-time volunteer/intern with Educator Labs. Diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, Kathleen put together resources on autism which you will find below in an effort to empower others with autism.

Thanks for sharing Kathleen, and best of luck!

 

Autism Speaks Resource Guide

http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/resource-guide

 

Career Assistance for People with Autism

http://www.hloom.com/career-assistance-for-people-with-autism/

 

National Center for Autism Resources & Education

https://www.disability.gov/resource/national-center-for-autism-resources-education-ncare/

 

AutismNOW Transition Planning

http://autismnow.org/in-the-classroom/transition-planning-for-students/

 

Aquatic Therapy for Children with Autism

http://www.saveonpoolsupplies.com/landing/aquatic-therapy-for-children-with-autism.aspx

 

Autism

http://healthfinder.gov/FindServices/SearchContext.aspx?topic=81

Father’s Day Resource Articles

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers with special needs children.

Often we forget about fathering a child with special needs, that dads have the same anger and frustrations and experience many sleepless nights. In Honor of Dads, I have located articles that focus on the needs of dads raising children with special needs.

Articles

6 Secrets of Strong Special Needs Dads- The Mighty

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Special Needs Dads- Firefly

11 things a special needs Dad wants you to know- Love That Max: Special Needs Blog

Fathering Special Needs Children- Father Work

Five Ways a Father Can Bond With His Special Needs Child-Friendship Circle Blog

To all the fathers of special needs children-Just Bring the Chocolate Blog

Blogs

Noah’s Dad– A blog on giving the world a window into the life of a family raising a child with down syndrome

sloanpasher– Neil Pasher blogs on parenting his  special needs daughter,daughter sloan, diagnosed with Aicardi Syndrome

Flag Day Activities

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In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed June 14th as National Flag Day. While not a federal holiday it is observed in all fifty states.

Flag day is a great opportunity to help your child or student work on a number of areas including fine motor skills , counting and vocabulary. A simple activity  such as painting. using just a regular paper plate and some store purchase star stickers, children will enjoy working on this fun activity.

 

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A second activity; using regular pop sticks, children can paint and over their colors

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I have also included a third activity which includes tracing the letter F, counting the number of stars, tracing a star, coloring a star and unscrambling words.

You will find this activity here. TRACE THE LETTER F

7 Steps to Organizing Your Training Records

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Ever felt so submerged in your own paperwork, that you just found it so difficult to move on? Click on the link below to learn more on organizing your training records.

7 Steps to Organizing Your Training Records.

 

 

Warm Weather Precautions Resources

As the summer begins to heat up, now is the time to put warm weather and safety precautions into place. Children and adults with disabilities should:

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Use an air conditioner when possible
  • Take a cool bath or shower
  • Wear loose fitting clothing

For additional information click on the link below:

Extreme Heat and Health Problems- Disabled World
Health and Safety Alert- Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Health and Safety Alert for Caregivers of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities- New Jersey Department of Human Services
Hot Weather Tips- Family Caregiver Alliance
Summer Safety Precautions- New York Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (download PDF)
Three Ways Weather Affects People with Disabilities- Essential Accessibility

Prader Willi Syndrome Resources

Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) also known as Prader-Willi Labhart Syndrome is a genetic disorder, characteristics include developmental and intellectual developmental disability, poor muscle tone, and lack of eye coordination. A complex genetic disorder impacts appetite, growth, cognitive function and behavior.

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Medical Sites

Genetics Home Reference
Mayo Clinic
Medicine.Net
Medical Home Portal
Medscape
Wikipedia

 

Organizations

Foundation for Prader-Willi Research
International Prader-Willi Syndrome Organization
Prader-Willi Syndrome Association

Books

Management of Prader-Willi Syndrome
 Our Way of Life
Prader-Willi Syndrome: Selected Research and Management Issues

 

 

Aphasia Resources

 

What is Aphasia?

Aphasia is a language disorder that results from damage to the brain. Aphasia impacts a child’s ability to communication and express ideas. For more information please see links below>

Medical Sites

American Speech-Language Hearing Association
Mayo Clinic
Medline Plus
Medscape
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
WebMD
Wikipedia

Associations

Aphasia Hope Foundation
National Aphasia Association

Additional Resources

Communication Development: A Parent’s Guide

CPR And AED Awareness Week- June 1-7

cprweekThis week is CPR/AED Awareness Week sponsored by the American Heart Association.
What is CPR?

CPR stands for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. It is a technique used when a person’s heartbeat and breathing has stopped. CPR combines the use of chest compressions and rescue breathing. This procedure when done correct can save a person’s life by restoring blood flow to the heart and brain.

What if You Do Not Know CPR?

The American Red Cross suggest using “hands only CPR.” this involves no mouth -to-mouth techniques and giving the person chest compressions only.

Here are some links that demonstrate the use of CPR:

CPR in three easy steps

How to perform CPR: The crucial steps you should know

CPR Steps for adults

CPR Steps for Children (1-8 years old)

If you are like me and prefer a visual demonstration, please see the clip below:

Additional Resources

AED Fact Sheet

AED- Wikipedia

American Heart Association

CPR Facts and Statistics

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