The Special Needs section provides support, guidance, and information to families who have children with special needs.
I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Robert Melillo, an internationally known lecturer, author, educator, researcher and clinician specializing in the areas of neurology, rehabilitation, neuropsychology and neurobehavioral disorders in children. The focus of the interview centers on Dr. Robert Melillo's Brain Balance Program to correct autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, OCD and other learning disabilities.
Oakland County and Metro Detroit, Michigan events and activities for Children and Adults with special needs
Upcoming Oakland County and Metro Detroit, Michigan events and activities for children and adults with special needs. The following list contains events and informational resources related to disabilities and special education. This list is for informational purposes and the events are not necessarily endorsed by Oakland County Moms.
Parents of children who need special assistance in school are sometimes thrown into the process not knowing what to expect. How many have ever even heard of an IEP? Many parents enter into the education system with a child with special needs not understanding the steps, or feeling as though they can't question the experts and "authorities." Unfortunately, there are times when the parents have to educate themselves on Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and their rights.
Buddy Baseball Special Needs Baseball League
Buddy Baseball is a non-competitive recreational league in Oakland County for boys and girls with special needs. Each Buddy Baseball League player will be paired with a “buddy” to assist the player as needed. Buddy Baseball Special Needs Baseball League is hosted by the Independence Township Parks and Recreation Department.
Special needs sports league seeks kids, coaches, volunteer "buddies" and sponsors
Buddy Basketball is a non-competitive, recreational sports league in Oakland County, Michigan for boys and girls ages 7-13 with special needs. Each player will be paired with a “buddy” to assist as needed. The Buddy Basketball League for special needs children is hosted by the Independence Township Parks and Recreation Department.
Special needs sports leagues for adults and children with disabilities in Oakland County and Metro Detroit, Michigan
There are several options for sports and recreational leagues for special needs children, teens and adults in Oakland County, Michigan. Sports leagues for special needs adults and kids provide non-competitive, recreational options to stimulate exercise and social interaction.
Our friends at Yahoo! Shine sent us a link to help parents who may have trouble deciding if their toddler or child may have a speech delay.
The article, Twenty-Five Words Every Toddler Should Know, is designed to show that a two-year-old with a limited vocabulary may signal hearing problems, autism or autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia, or potential long-term speech delays. While the average toddler uses 75-225 words and is able to combine them into phrases, 25 is considered the minimum for late talkers.
Technology has progressed at light years compared to when I was helping my son with speech and language delays associated with Aspberger's Syndrome (an ASD). In recent years iPad Applications (apps) for children with speech delays have become necessary tools in classrooms and for those treating autism spectrum children. Now, you don't even have to be a professional to help children with speech delays or language learning difficulties.
Local dentist specializes in dentistry for special needs patients and discusses tips for successful dentist visits
Both of my kids had difficulty with going to the dentist. It was so bad, it had me wanting to avoid it all together. My son had sensory issues that had him gagging (and ultimately scaring the staff who worried if they'd soon be wearing his breakfast), and my daughter was so terrified, she would cry at the site of the hygienist's mask.
Troy Public Library Expands Special Needs Services for Children Thanks to Generous Donations
The Troy Public Library will enhance the Library’s special needs services with materials and equipment for children with reading disabilities associated with visual impairments such as albinism, dyslexia, ADHD, traveling eye, an inability to see color, and more. All of this was made possible due to generous donations from southeast Michigan businesswomen representing Meritor, Henry Ford Health Systems, GM and Inforum as well as the Friends of the Troy Public Library.