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Parenting Tips for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities

Parenting your baby through toddler years will be full of amazing joys. Learn about baby and toddler development and how to recognize signs of developmental delays and disabilities. Learn where to get help to support your child's special needs.
  1. Activities for Toddlers
  2. Developmental Stages (19)
  3. Early Assessment - Tests (7)
  4. Early Intervention
  5. Educational Games (12)
  6. Hands-On Learning Materials (11)
  7. Preschool Resources

How To Make Your Own Multisensory Materials: Multisensory Fun Putty
Fun Putty is a multisensory material for preschoolers and students in early elementary grades. It can be used in making letters, shapes, and used in little balls to represent numbers in math activities. Learn how to make this versatile material with this easy recipe.

Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten?
You've managed the transition to preschool. Before you know it, you'll be asking, "Is my child ready for kindergarten?" Every parent wonders if their child is ready for kindergarten, especially if the child has developmental delays. Learn about kindergarten readiness and how to know when your child is ready for kindergarten.

Refer Your Child for Assessment - Making Referral for Special Education Testing
If you suspect your child has a learning disability, learn how to begin the referral process and what it involves. Find out how to make a referral for your child.

Tips to Recognize Early Signs of Learning Disabilities
Learning disabilities are usually not diagnosed until students have been in school for about two years, but there are often early signs parents may notice. More importantly, there are also strategies and resources that can help.

What to Expect at the IEP Team Meeting - Understanding IEP Team Meetings
IEP Team meetings are an important part of your child's special education program. Learn what to expect during IEP team meetings and how you can actively participate in this important decision making process to strengthen your child's special education program.

Developmental Delays
Learn about Developmental Delays in early childhood. Find information on what to look for, how delays are assessed, and programs that are available to help. In many cases, delays in mental and physical development can improve. In some cases, however, developmental delays can suggest a possible future learning disability. Learn more about diagnosis and intervention for developmental delays.

Most Common Birth Defects
Read about common birth defects and their effects on child development and learning.

Many Birth Defects that Cause Learning Disabilities are Preventable
Many birth defects that cause learning disabilities are preventable. Learn about different types of disabilities and the risk factors that may cause them. Find information on how to improve your chances of delivering a healthy baby and preventing later difficulties in school.

How Folate Can Help Prevent Birth Defects
Learn about the importance of Folate as a support to help prevent birth defects and potentially reduce the incidence of related learning disabilities.

Biting and Speech and Language Delays Among Young Children
Learn about biting among toddlers and preschool aged children with speech and language delays. Learn why this behavior can occur and what can be done to stop it.

Ending Arguments and Backtalk - Are You Helping Your Child Argue with You?
Read about how you may be helping your toddler argue with you. Even the best of parents can fall into this snare. Find out how to avoid it.

Is Left Handedness a Sign of Problems - Understanding Left Handedness
Learn about left handedness in young children, what causes it, and most importantly, find out when it may be a sign of early learning disabilities.

Ways to Accommodate Parents of English Language Learners
Learn ways schools can help parents of English Language Learners (ELL) and English as a Second Language (ESL) students communicate more effectively with schools. Learn about the importance of translation services and practical ways they can be provided at your school, no matter where you are!

Things to Know About Lying in Toddlers and Young Children
Learn about lying behavior among older toddlers and young children. Explore why it occurs and ways to address it.

Successful Preschool Transitions - Managing Preschool Transition
Transitioning your child into preschool is an exciting time that can also be stressful. Learn what you can expect as your child transitions into preschool and what you can do to make the transition go more smoothly for both of you.

Early Math Skills from Preschool Through Kindergarten - Early Math Curriculum
Explore math early math curriculum in preschool and kindergarten years. Learn what to expect in your child's development and how that impacts learning of early math concepts.

Precursors to Reading
Infancy and toddlerhood are amazing periods of growth and development. Learn to recognize the signs of your child's emerging ability to read.

Early Reading
Explore reading and literacy in early childhood. Learn how to support your child's learning in this exciting period.

Ready, Set, Go! | From Preschool to Kindergarten
Learn about transitioning your child from preschool to kindergarten and how you can make the move go smoothly.

Encouraging Your Child's Language : A Foundation for Literacy
Learn about the importance of early language development and how you can help your child.

Unhealthy Prenatal Habits that May Cause Learning Disabilities
Learn about unhealthy prenatal habits that may Cause Learning Disabilities

Winter Activities for a Toddler and Family
Winter activities that are healthy for your toddler as well as your family can be great fun and provide time to bond.

Five Things New Parents Can Do To Strengthen Their Relationship
Many new parents of children with special needs find the spark fading, but here are five ways to reconnect after becoming parents.

Early Literacy - Reading to Very Young Children
Sure, reading is critical to a child's success and development and we know experts advise us to start reading to babies as early as six months. But no one said it would be easy! Learn about the importance of reading to your young child and what to do when the going gets tough.

Early Literacy - Reading to Your Child
Reading with your child can be a good way to develop her appreciation for reading throughout her life. Learn more about the importance of reading with and to your child.

Encouraging Your Child's Language Development
You can help your child develop early language skills. Learn more about early language development.

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