Reading, writing, and math are the building blocks of learning. Mastering these subjects early on can affect many areas of life, including school, work, and even overall health. It’s normal to make mistakes and even struggle a little when learning new things. But repeated, long-lasting problems may be a sign of a learning disability. Read more ›
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Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have a variety of strengths and needs.
The following checklist was developed by Hannah Grieco, an education and disability advocate, as a tool to help your child or student develop a plan for support and a better understanding of his or her learning and communicating styles. Read more ›
CHC’s Jody Miller, head of Esther B. Clark School at the Children’s Health Council in Palo Alto, talks with Jocelyn Dong and Elena Kadvany from Palo Alto Weekly about why nonpublic schools exist and the unique ways in which they serve students with special needs. Read more ›
The Center for Children and Families is a Florida International University program and clinical research center dedicated to improving the lives of children and families struggling with mental health problems. Read more ›
Traditional autism checklists focus on broad areas of strengths and needs. This checklist, developed by education and disability advocate Hannah Grieco, is a tool to help teachers and parents to pinpoint clear, precise goals and accommodations for IEPs, 504s, and general understanding. Read more ›
Teen depression is a serious medical illness. It’s more than just a feeling of being sad or “blue” for a few days. It is an intense feeling of sadness, hopelessness, and anger or frustration that lasts much longer. These feelings make it hard for you to function normally and do your usual activities. You may also have trouble focusing and have no motivation or energy. Depression can make you feel like it is hard to enjoy life or even get through the day. Read more ›
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior. Although autism can be diagnosed at any age, it is described as a “developmental disorder” because symptoms generally appear in the first two years of life. Read more ›
Written by Dr. Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
It is time, long since past due, to follow a strengths-based paradigm as we understand children’s minds, especially the minds of those children who struggle to learn. It is time to reject the pathology based model of disabilities, disorders and diseases and replace it with a more comprehensive and neurologically capacious model that emphasizes talents, interests, and strengths as well as the obstacles that get in the way of their developing. Read more ›
As many as one in four children with autism go undiagnosed — and, the majority of those in whom the disorder is missed are black or Hispanic. Read more ›