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Developmental Disabilities

what’s the evaluation process for early intervention services for a baby

By |August 20th, 2015|

This is the concluding article on early intervention covering what to do when concerned about your baby's development, the evaluation process for early intervention services and who pays for the services.
Parents often have fears about their baby or toddler's development, especially if they feel he/she is slow to reach “normal” developmental milestones. Although all children […]

The importance of children accessing early intervention programs

By |July 20th, 2015|

I've mentioned the importance of children accessing early intervention programs in several of my previous articles, but what is early intervention, who is eligible and how does it help children with developmental delays/disabilities?
It is a federal law that all states have to have early intervention programs. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), created in […]

The interdisciplinary team providing support to developmentally disabled individuals

By |June 23rd, 2015|

This month we continue to look at the professional specialties that could be part of an interdisciplinary team providing support to developmentally disabled individuals. Along with the Service Coordination role, described in May's article, the following are all service providers a developmentally disabled person could potentially utilize to receive services.

Habilitation Specialist – the person in […]

What are supports and services available to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families

By |May 19th, 2015|

There are many supports and services available to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The key is knowing what services will benefit each person and how to access those services. The service delivery system for people with developmental disabilities can be confusing and overwhelming for families to navigate, with multiple providers in both the […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder | Treatment and Living With

By |April 22nd, 2015|

Autism Spectrum Disorder – Treatment and Living With

April is Autism Awareness Month!

Two previous articles on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) covered the definition, signs/symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and causes of ASD. This is the final article on the disorder and includes the treatment of and living with ASD. Since it is Autism Awareness Month it is […]

What are Autism Spectrum Disorder Causes and Diagnosis ?

By |March 21st, 2015|

Autism Spectrum Disorder – Causes and Diagnosis
This month’s article is a continuation of the information provided last month which gave an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder and detailed the signs/symptoms that accompany the disorder. Now let’s look at the causes/risk factors and how ASD is diagnosed.

The causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder:

Currently no single known cause […]

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder : ASD Signs and Symptoms

By |February 18th, 2015|

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder is a serious neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Characteristics include repetitive behaviors, interests and activities. Together these issues cause significant impairment in social, occupational and other areas of functioning. The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders […]

What are the Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy ? Prevention and Treatment ?

By |January 29th, 2015|

Let's talk about Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy, Prevention of Cerebral Palsy and Treatment:

Cerebral Palsy is a group of problems affecting body movement and posture. It is related to a brain injury or to problems with brain development and is one of the most common causes of lasting disability in children. It is estimated […]

What are the symptoms of Epilepsy and Developmental Disabilities

By |December 19th, 2014|

November was Epilepsy Awareness Month so this is a good opportunity to learn more about this condition. Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures caused by abnormal electrical activity of the brain. It is estimated that over two million people, approximately 1% of the general population, are affected by this disorder. Most […]

Is Autims The Most Commonly diagnosed childhood developmental disorder

By |November 18th, 2014|

Autism – Most commonly diagnosed childhood developmental disorder1, now falls under the umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This revision occurred because, although symptoms of the following disorders are similar, there is a broad range in severity and other features. ASD's include:

Autism

Asperger Syndrome

Pervasive Developmental Disorder, not otherwise specified

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

Rett Syndrome

ASD's are characterized by impaired social […]