Special needs children

Expecting Adam

By Martha Beck

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"From the moment Martha and her husband, John, accidentally conceived their second child, all hell broke loose. They were a couple obsessed with success...They had two Harvard degrees apiece and were gunning for more...When their unborn son, Adam, was diagnosed with Down syndrome, doctors, advisers, and friends in the Harvard community warned them that if they decided to keep the baby, they would lose all hope of achieving their carefully crafted goals. Fortunately, that's exactly what happened."

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Therapy in Action: The School-age Child Who Stutters

By The Stuttering Foundation of America

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A resource and teaching tool for speech-language pathologists, teachers, parents, and physicians that provides information about what stuttering looks and sounds like, explores the concerns associated with stuttering in the school-age child, and shows speech therapy in action by renowned specialists with school-age children."
VHS, 1997, 38 minutes

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Stuttering and the Preschool Child: Help for Families

By Stuttering Foundation of America

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In the first section of this video, parents recount their emotions and reactions when their child first began to stutter. Stuttering experts and parents recommend a number of immediate steps to help the child. The second section describes the factors that put a child at risk for stuttering. The final section deals with treatment. Viewers see therapy in action by experts working with preschool children. 2000, VHS, 30 minutes

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If Your Child Stutters: A Guide For Parents

By Stanley Ainsworth

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"An authoritative and understandable book for parents. Contains examples of what to do to help the disfluent child. Can be used as a supplement to clinical advice."

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Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems: What Every Parent Should Know

By Patricia McAleer Hamaguchi

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“Designed for parents who suspect their child may have some type of communication problem. Explains what is considered ``normal'' for a child's development then describes symptoms of various common disorders. Demonstrates how to distinguish between a problem that will probably be outgrown, from one that requires outside help. Also explains how to get help, what tests are likely to be done and how to understand the diagnosis. Includes activities parents can do with their children at home to help them progress.”
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October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month

By Lydia O'Neil

Spina bifida is a neural tube birth defect that occurs in the developing embryo at such an early stage of development that the mother usually does not realize she is pregnant yet. Spina bifida happens when the spinal column does not develop correctly and the covering of the spinal cord and often the spinal cord itself protrudes into a membranous sac on the back.