The Exceptional Parent

Exceptional Parent is a magazine providing practical information and guidance to parents of children and young adults with disabilities and the professionals who serve them. It was founded in 1971 and is published monthly by Psy-Ed Corp.Subjects include disabilities. The editor in chief is Rick Rader.

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 8, September

All the World Is His Stage
I would give anything to be able to go back in time and tell those beleaguered parents of the leaps and bounds he would make, the milestones that eventually would be conquered ... I'd share that his creativity continues to astonish us, that there will...
Animal-Assisted Therapy: Is There Room in the Treatment Plan?
Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) can be useful in fostering a feeling of interconnectivity for the youth while acting as a catalyst to encourage the youth's active participation in a treatment plan. Achieving a positive relationship between a therapy...
Children and Adults with Disabilities in Puerto Rico
The phrase that there are "more than 50 million individuals in the United States with disabilities" is repeated and repeated and repeated in the professional and lay literature to the point that one might consider it a mantra. Yet, there is limited...
Educational & Transition Support for Military-Connected Children with Special Needs: Military Families with Children Who Have Special Needs Face Amplified Challenges Each Time They Change Schools
Reprinted with Permission from the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) A March 2011 Government Accountability Office report stated that 58% of school districts report challenges in meeting the needs of military-connected students with disabilities....
Fight the Good Fight: Getting Special Education Services for Your Child
"Resilient, resourceful, determined ..." These are words Gary L. Wise uses to describe parents who pursue getting an education for their children with special needs. Wise has earned the Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC) (1) designation and...
Genetic Alliance: Should I Consider Genetic Testing for My Child?
GENETIC TESTING MAY HELP FAMILIES IDENTIFY THE CAUSE OF CERTAIN CHARACTERISTICS, POINT TO POSSIBLE TREATMENTS, OR GUIDE NECESSARY CHANGES IN LIFESTYLE. IT ALSO MAY GIVE PARENTS PEACE OF MIND & ASSIST IN FUTURE FAMILY PLANNING. ON THE OTHER HAND,...
Helping Your Child Succeed in Sports: Your Child's Present Skills Should Be Part of the Discussion. Be Honest When You Assess Your Child's Skills and Potential for Success at His or Her Current Level of Play and in the Future
Each year, many parents ask me the question, "How can I help my son or daughter improve in __ (their respective sport)?" That answer is not as simple as it seems. There are a lot of variables that parents must consider as they and their child decide...
My Child "Can"
"Never mind the labels ... My child has learning difficulties, what can we do about them?" This statement from a parent whose child with special needs has been diagnosed over the years with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Asperger's...
Nyit: Providing Access to Higher Education & Employment: New York Institute of Technology Introduction to Independence (I to I) and Vocational Independence Programs (VIP). the Notion of This Program Is That Special Education Students Sometimes Need a Bridge between High School and Post-Secondary Education
Founded in 1987, New York Institute of Technology Introduction to Independence (I to I) and Vocational Independence Programs (VIP) have helped educate a generation of teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorders and other neurologically based...
One Snip at a Time: After Paying, It Took Everything I Had to Not Say, "No, That Actually Isn't It and No This Is Not All That I Wanted." I Wanted to Be Greeted with Understanding and Some Acknowledgement That Every Child Deserves to Get a Haircut If They Need One. It Shouldn't Be This Hard, Right?
"Holy cow! What happened in here?" I'm assuming my husband is talking about the hair I have not cleaned off the counter or floor from cutting Broden's hair in the bathroom. While Mark was in the boy's bathroom thinking a hair bomb just exploded, I...
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Special Education Advocacy for the Military Family
The special needs community in the military today has well over 100,000 dependents, and is growing as disorders like autism continue to increase at an epidemic rate. Until positive supports and changes to regulation and legislation come, it is incumbent...
Supporting Families with Special Needs Children: TriWest Has Been on a Mission to Serve the Nation's Military Families for the Past 16 Years. and Part of That Mission Is Making Sure Families with Special Needs Children Receive the Medical Care They Need
Pauline Sherek's 16-year-old son cannot speak. That's because autism keeps him completely non-verbal. But Sherek, the wife of an active duty Air Force officer stationed in Colorado Springs, managed to find hope and help for her son. Through her...
The Future of Special Education
Why is Special Education so difficult? Why is inclusion so rarely fully implemented and effective? Why are most of the stories we hear ones of challenge and failure, not success? These are questions that resonate throughout the world of exceptional...
The Importance of Newborn Screening
All babies are screened, even if they look healthy, because some medical conditions cannot be seen by just looking at the baby. Finding these conditions soon after birth can help prevent some serious problems, such as brain damage, organ damage, and...
The Maestro
The Maestro is a handheld direct selection or scanning communicator designed for use by individuals with significant communication, speech, language and learning disabilities. This device can be used for in-person day-to-day communication and real-time...
The Order of Things
We often overlook the obvious. Take for instance the summary of an article in an international chemistry journal: "Metadynamics simulations show that the eggshell protein ovocleidin-17 induces the formation of calcite crystals from amorphous...
Where Do We Go from Here?
ADHD is a chronic condition that requires ongoing management and monitoring. Treatment and management of the symptoms seen in children and adults with ADHD can be managed with psychological, behavioral and pharmacological interventions. On the website...
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