Posts tagged brain injury
Parents of Children with Special Needs: Your Kids Don’t Need Equal Time

If you are the parent of a child with special needs, and if your child has siblings, you’ve probably been told at some point that you need to “give your children equal time.” Parents of kids with special needs have been told this for decades. The repercussions of not giving the children equal time, they are told, are frightening — your neurotypical child will suffer emotionally and lash out by possibly resenting you as a parent, and their sibling with special needs to boot.

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Label and Limit — How the World Views Special Needs

Label and Limit — How the World Views Special Needs By Spencer Doman, M.Ed. For parents of children with special needs, the diagnosis they are given for their child is like receiving a life sentence... Autism. Cerebral Palsy. Developmental Delay. Epilepsy. ADHD. Brain injury. Learning difficulties. Trisomy 21 and other genetic abnormalities. These terms are frightening and would make any parent of a young child shudder. Can you blame them?

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