Special Needs

Study Finds Autistic Children Have Wider Eyes and Distinct Facial Features

By JustMommies

According to a report from MSNBC, a new study by the University of Missouri suggests that children with autism may have wider eyes and distinct facial features.  » Read more

What Can You Do If Your Child Has Trouble Reading?

By Nancy Da Silva Your child dreads reading time at school and runs screaming in the opposite direction if you suggest sitting down and reading a story together. If your child is well past the age where he should be adept at reading and yet still has great difficulty, what could be the reason? » Read more

Warning Signs of a Learning Disability

Are you concerned that your child might have a learning disability? A learning disability is a condition that effects how your child reads, does math and processes information. Researchers theorize that learning disabilities are caused by malfunctions in the brain. » Read more

Reversing Letters: Is This Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability that results in people having a hard time with reading, writing and spelling. It is not a function of lack of intelligence or ability to learn. Letter reversal in writing can be one symptom of dyslexia, but this does not mean that every child who reverses letters is dyslexic. In fact, it is very common for young children to reverse letters when they are first learning how to write. » Read more

A Parent's Guide to the IEP

What is an IEP? An IEP is an individualized education program for children who receive special education or special services in the public school system. » Read more