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  • School and Learning
    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. ...
  • School and Learning
    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. ...
  • 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
    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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    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...
    Erin Dower
  • Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • 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...
  • School and Learning
    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...
  • School and Learning
    Sensory Integration Dysfunction
    Taste and Smell Sensitivity
    Taste and Smell SensitivityWorking together, taste and smell give great pleasure and satisfaction to most of us. For some children with SI dysfunction, many tastes and smells can be repulsive. For kids who are affected, life really stinks – from...
  • School and Learning
    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...
  • School and Learning
    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...
  • School and Learning
    Sensory Integration Dysfunction
    Taste and Smell Sensitivity
    Taste and Smell SensitivityWorking together, taste and smell give great pleasure and satisfaction to most of us. For some children with SI dysfunction, many tastes and smells can be repulsive. For kids who are affected, life really stinks – from...
  • School and Learning
    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...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • School and Learning
    Sensory Integration Dysfunction
    Vision Problems
    Vision ProblemsOcular-Motor and Eye-Teaming Skills Vision also depends on proper functioning of the eye muscles. Ocular muscles keep the eyes aligned and help them move smoothly and simultaneously. Visual acuity in each eye may be normal, but if...