In an incident that has sparked a national ethics debate, parents of a 3-year-old who was denied a kidney transplant by a Philadelphia hospital say they were told their daughter wasn't eligible because she suffers from mental disabilities. Chrissy Rivera's daughter Amelia was born with Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome - rare genetic defect that can cause physical and mental … [Read more...] about Do People With Disabilities Deserve a Spot on the Transplant List?
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Children with developmental disabilities may benefit from various types of interventions, including speech therapy, physical therapy, tutoring and academic or emotional counseling. Music therapy serves a specific role in that it fosters creativity and relaxation while also potentially boosting processing skills, fine motor skills and social skills. When considering music … [Read more...] about Music Therapy for Children With Developmental Disabilities
Recreational activities for children with disabilities is one the most valuable experiences you can share with them. Because they may not be able to communicate their specific wishes for types of recreational activities they would like, it is important to try many different types and see how they respond. The following article details several types of recreational activities … [Read more...] about Recreational Activities for Children With Disabilities
Montessori. You’ve heard of it. You’ve probably misspelled it. You’ve drooled over the beautiful materials, the sweet, child-sized everything. Maybe you’ve considered implementing it with your family. But then, you started reading about it and yikes-- it sounds like you’d have to overhaul your entire life to make it work. Not only that, but it seems expensive. Like, expensive. … [Read more...] about Montessori for the Modern Mom
I must admit, I have not had any real issue while being in lockdown with my family. I’m delighted seeing so many friends enjoying this time of social isolation with their children. It has provided a wonderful opportunity for many parents to slow down, connect, and remind us of what is truly important in life. I also understand that enjoying this time comes from a place of … [Read more...] about To The Moms Who Are Struggling Right Now—I See You