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    Signs and Symptoms of Dyslexia
    Does Your High-Schooler Have Dyslexia?
    Is your teenager struggling in school? Find out if you should have him evaluated for a reading disability. ...
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    Signs and Symptoms of Dyslexia
    Does Your Middle-Schooler Have Dyslexia?
    Is your adolescent struggling in school? Find out if you should have her evaluated for a reading disability. ...
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    Signs and Symptoms of Dyslexia
    Mirror Writing
    Does mirror writing in a four-year-old indicate dyslexia or another type of learning/language disability? ...
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    Signs and Symptoms of Dyslexia
    Does Your Grade-Schooler Have Dyslexia?
    Is your child struggling in school? Find out if you should have him evaluated for a reading disability. ...
  • School and Learning
    Signs and Symptoms of Dyslexia
    Does Your Preschooler Have Dyslexia?
    Does your little one have a problem learning? Find out if you should have her evaluated for a reading disability. ...
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    Characteristics Checklist for Asperger's Syndrome: Sensory Sensitivities
    Print out and use this checklist to help in an initial diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome in your child. You can find more checklists on Asperger's syndrome here. ...
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    Sensory Integration Dysfunction
    Your Infant's Sensory Abilities
    Your Infant's Sensory Abilities Q-tip Because your baby might like pastels later, feel free to decorate her room in such colors even though she can't see them right away. But add touches that offer sharp contrasts: a black-and-white mobile hangi...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
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  • School and Learning
    Sensory Integration Dysfunction
    Your Infant's Sensory Abilities
    Your Infant's Sensory Abilities Q-tip Because your baby might like pastels later, feel free to decorate her room in such colors even though she can't see them right away. But add touches that offer sharp contrasts: a black-and-white mobile hangi...
  • School and Learning
    Sensory Integration Dysfunction
    Tactile Sensitivity
    Tactile Sensitivity Tactile Defensiveness and Other Problems One of the most well-known sensory problems is tactile defensiveness, a condition in which all or some types of touch are perceived as noxious and dangerous. Like all sensory issues, t...
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    Sensory Integration Dysfunction
    Sensory Integration Issues: Getting Help
    Sensory Integration Issues: Getting Help Assuming you haven't already done so, the first step is to get your child properly evaluated by professionals who can help you sort out the problems and develop a therapeutic action plan. If you've been wo...
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    Sensory Integration Dysfunction
    Movement and Body Awareness
    Movement and Body Awareness Proprioception: How the Body Senses Itself When you close your eyes, how do you know where your feet are? Your arms? Your hands? Proprioception is the internal sense that tells you where your body parts are without yo...
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    Sensory Integration Dysfunction
    Movement and Body Awareness
    Movement and Body Awareness Proprioception: How the Body Senses Itself When you close your eyes, how do you know where your feet are? Your arms? Your hands? Proprioception is the internal sense that tells you where your body parts are without yo...
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    Sensory Integration Dysfunction
    Sensory Responsiveness: What's Normal and What Isn't
    Sensory Responsiveness: What's Normal and What Isn't We're not big believers in the term normal. All it really means is that something falls within the norm, meaning it is average statistically. Of course, as a parent, you want all the things you...
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    Sensory Integration Dysfunction
    Occupational Therapy and Your Child
    Occupational Therapy and Your ChildWhile you may be a little bit anxious about how your child will handle therapy, rest assured: most kids adore OT. Even older kids who don't want to do anything their friends aren't doing usually enjoy the sessio...
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    6 Benefits of Learning Handwriting in School
    Is handwriting becoming a lost art? The new Common Core Standards adopted by most states in the U.S. make teaching cursive optional and up to individual states. The rise of technology in and out of the classroom means fewer kids are writing by ha...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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    Sensory Integration Dysfunction
    Your Child's Sensory Portrait
    Your Child's Sensory PortraitThe following checklist will help you to focus in on your child's unique sensory portrait. It is designed to help you deepen your understanding of his sensitivities and any triggers and patterns underlying worrisome b...