Returning to school in the fall is both an exciting and stressful time for most kids. If your child has a learning difference that makes school more challenging, the dominant feeling might be stress. You can help to turn this around by taking a few steps to prepare your child to be back in the classroom and ready for a good year.
By Apple Tutoring
Get your elementary school child off to a great start this school year with these 8 simple suggestions.
With the beginning of school just around the corner and thoughts beginning to shift to buying supplies and clothes, this is the perfect time to begin thinking of ways to support your child as he or she transitions to a new school year. Research shows that students generally lose the equivalent of one month of overall learning over the summer months.* In order to give your child a head start on the new academic year, try incorporating the following into your child’s routine:
New 24/7 midwifery services provide more options for Richmond area women
Nurse Midwives with Richmond OB/GYNRichmond, Va. (July 11, 2017) – Bon Secours Richmond OB-GYN, an obstetrics and gynecology provider of Bon Secours Richmond Health System, has established a midwifery practice at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital in the West End of Richmond, Va. Three nurse-midwives will provide 24/7 quality midwifery care to women and their families — the first midwifery practice of its kind in the West End of Richmond.
For some kids, going back to school is a stressful time full of change and anxiety. Whether they spent their summer following a schedule or simply having fun with their family, they knew what to expect from day to day. Now, that is all about to change.
It is no secret that a large number of ailments can be prevented and even treated with proper diet and nutrition. While it is true that certain vitamins can play a role in some cases, it is important to highlight that the lack of a vitamin in particular is not the definite cause of depression, as some myths might suggest. Depression is a psychological occurrence linked with brain functioning and because of the complexity of the disease, depression symptoms and treatment options can vary greatly from patient to patient. Physical symptoms of depression are often ignored or underestimated. These symptoms can include sleep problems, chest pains, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, and headaches, among others.
AUTASTIC AVENUES provides support services to parents, homework coaching, services, and liaison services, between parents and schools.
With school starting soon, KnowDifferent.net wanted to highlight some of the services Autastic Avenues offers to help make this a better year!
RCYF has been running their gymnastics program for special needs kids and young adults for a few months. The parents have been so thrilled with the outcome and experience for the kids, but in addition to that, something else has been happening.
Parents are getting a great secondary benefit from their kids participating in the inclusion program at RCYF.
“How do you feel about your weight?” It sounds like such a simple question, but in my experience discussing this topic with my patients, I’ve learned that the responses are varied and far from simple.
by Stacie Fox, MS CCC-SLP
School-based vs. Private Speech Therapy Services: Why would I want private speech therapy services for my child
when my child gets school-based speech therapy services?
Often times I hear this question from parents and caregivers, and while the decision to obtain private speech therapy services is an individual one for each family, it is important to point out what is involved with each type of service delivery when it comes to school and private based speech therapy services.
by John Zachary, M.D.
Summer is here which means more fun in the water, whether in the lake, river or pool. Water fun can also lead to swimmer’s ear however; there is a trick you can use in order to decrease your chances of developing swimmer’s ear.