Disabilities and Chronic Conditions

It can be overwhelming to learn that your child has a disability or chronic condition. Here, you can find information to help your child thrive.

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Tips for Potty Training Children With Special Needs
Girl with Down syndrome swimming in a pool
Find Swim Gear for the Special Needs Person in Your Life
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The Unusual Set of Birth Defects That Define VATER Syndrome
Classroom with children with disabilties
Supporting and Teaching Students With Multiple Disabilities
What Is Clinodactyly?
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The Rarest and Most Fatal Type of Trisomy
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Finding a Babysitter for a Child With Special Needs
Classroom
Children Can Have Various Developmental Disabilities and Functions
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How to Teach Kids About Disabilities
Girl learning to tie her shoelaces
How Parents Can Help Their Child With a Non-Verbal Learning Disability
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How Orthopedic Impairments Affect Kids
Boy helping mother make bed
Can Backward Chaining Help Your Child Learn Life Skills?
A teacher reads with a student.
What Is Apraxia of Speech?
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17 Tips for Enjoying the Holidays With Your Autistic Kid
Boy sits in a wheelchair and prepares for basketball game
Sports Programs for Your Disabled Child
Boys holding basketballs while looking up at court
How After-School Activities Can Help Your Child With Disabilities
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How to Talk With Your Child With a Cognitive Disability About Puberty
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Can a Service or Therapy Animal Help Our Disabled Child?
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How Do I Get My Child Tested for Autism?
Talk to your child about her disability.
How to Talk About Your Child's Disability so They Don't Feel Different
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Children With Special Needs Can Have an Array of Diagnoses
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10 Best Special Needs Toys and Games to Buy for Your Child
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11 Back-to-School Tips to Help Your Disabled Child Thrive
Stressed Mom
11 Things Parents of Disabled Kids Need to Survive and Thrive
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How School Tools Can Help Students With Learning Disabilities
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6 Ways to Find Support for Special Needs Parents
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Does Your Child Have a Math Learning Disability?
Boy having problems with homework
Signs of a Reading Comprehension Learning Disability
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Learning Disability Assessment Process and Testing
Preschool children with teachers looking at flashcards
How Can You Teach Short Vowels With Flash Cards?
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Learning Disabilities in Expressive Language
School children practice reading troubled with Dyslexia
Have Your Child Evaluated for Dyslexia so She Can Qualify for Services
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Specific Learning Disabilities That Commonly Affect Students
Classroom Students
How Brain Injury Can Cause Learning Disabilities
Mother and Son Do Homework Together
What Are the Effects of Basic Writing Disabilities on Students?
Young children play with their teacher.
When a Preschool Child's Speech and Language Delays Warrant Therapy
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How to Still Succeed in School With Nonverbal Learning Disability
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Did You Know Some Disabilities in Children May Be Prevented?
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How Tests Can Determine If Your Child Has a Learning Disability
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Kinds of Programs Schools Should Provide for Your Dyslexic Child
The Wizcom Technologies ReadingPen.
The Wizcom ReadingPen Can Help People With Dyslexia Read Better
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How Positive Reinforcement Improves Behavior in Special Needs Students
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Why Students With Disabilities Are Prone to Academic Underachievement
A girl struggles with a math problem.
What Does it Mean to Have a Learning Disability in Applied Math?
A girl writes with her left hand.
Is Left-Handedness a Sign of a Learning Disability?
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Why Person-First Language Is Used to Talk About Disabilities
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How to Help People Cope With Learning Disablities
Four girls playing with sand in classroom
Multisensory Teaching Ideas and Materials for LD Students
Mother and daughters (4-5,8-9) using tablet pc, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
How to Improve a Child's Language Processing Skills
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Why Students With Learning Disabilities Need to Use Adaptive Behavior
Do More Boys Than Girls Have Learning Disabilities?
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The Best Strategies for Teaching a Child With Learning Disabilities
Teaching him to tie his shoes
Is Your Kindergartner Showing Signs of a Learning Problem?
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Easy Ways for Special Needs Children to Make Friends
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Assessment, Evaluation, and Teaching Tools for Dyslexia
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Signs of Student Trouble in Third Grade
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Assessing ESL Students for Learning Disabilities Is a Complex Process
A girl struggles with schoolwork.
When Fifth Graders Show Signs of Trouble
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Common Signs of Speech Delays Parents Should Look for in Children
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8 Tips to Recognize Early Signs of Learning Disabilities

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