Having a special needs child is a lifelong grieving process. Each new milestone that does not happen is a painful reminder of what you've lost.
Special needs children deserve honor and respect. As parents, we need to maintain their dignity and help them present themselves at their best in public.
Tips, ideas and resources for teaching your blind child how to scoop and use a spoon on their own without using hand over hand techniques.
Here are 3 tips to get your child off to a great start with their braille reading skills. Learn how you can help them become strong readers!
Crawling and climbing are two very important developmental milestones for babies and children who are blind. Some babies may skip these steps or reach them later than their typically developing peers, but there are many ways you can encourage crawling and climbing.
Jennie writes about how she taught her son, Max, to sign. Max is totally blind and does have a few verbal words, but using signs to augment his early communication has really improved his language skills.
Heidi interviews her son's mainstream preschool teacher and asks her how she prepared to introduce a blind student to her classroom.
Learning to listen carefully and distinguish between different sounds is an important skill for any child, but espeically for children with visual impairments. Lesley Potgieter explains how to assess your child's listening ability and how to help them improve this skill.
As the mother of a special needs child I need friends and support. Where is the best place for me to find a support network? Surprise! That's what social media is for.
If your blind child is pressing or poking their eyes you may be looking for information on why they are doing this and what you can do to help them stop.