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What Is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a very common condition that affects the brain’s ability to process written and spoken language. It’s typically thought of as a reading disorder, but writing, spelling and speaking can also be affected by dyslexia. It’s a condition that lasts a lifetime, but a wide range of teaching methods and strategies have been developed to help those affected by dyslexia to overcome it and lead successful, productive lives.

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – commonly referred to as ADHD – is a disorder that simply put, makes it hard to pay attention. While most think of ADHD as a disorder that affects children, it can affect adults as well, having an impact on their ability to stay focused, organized and control their impulses.

What is Dysgraphia?

Dysgraphia is a learning disability. However while dyslexia affects one’s ability to read, dysgraphia affects the ability to write. The two disabilities can be confused because they often occur together and they have some symptoms in common.

Autism: how the terminology has changed

They do. Historically, the term autism has been used to label various disorders such as childhood disintegrative disorder, Asperger syndrome, and autistic disorder. In 2013 the disorders were grouped under the term autism spectrum disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Understanding Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is a common genetic disorder that is present from birth. It results in developmental delays that are caused by the presence of extra genetic material. It has an impact on both mental and physical development.

Don’t Let Social Stigma Get in the Way

A parent visits a psychologist and says “Doctor, I feel that my daughter is suffering from depression.” The concerned mom spoke at length about what she’d been witnessing. The doctor acknowledged that although he would need to examine her daughter to provide a formal diagnosis, the behaviors that she narrated did suggest depression.

The Importance of Communities and Support Groups

The word “community” comes from the Latin word communitas, which is derived from communis, or common. Communities are formed by people who have something in common, with each member representing a thread that gains strength and durability when woven together with other threads.

Understanding Intellectual Disability

Intellectual disability is a disability that limits a person’s mental capacity – the ability to learn, reason, and solve problems. It also limits a person’s adaptive behavior – the conceptual, social and practical skills that people use on an everyday basis.

How to Involve Your Child in the Festive Season

The festive season can be challenging for children with special needs. But there are ways to involve them in the festivities!Here’s how to help your child participate in the holiday.

Tips to Help Your ADHD Child with Homework

There’s a universal truth that applies to all kids, regardless of culture, religion or language: they hate to do homework. For children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or attention deficit disorder (ADD)

What Are the Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is developmental disorder that includes a range of behaviors and symptoms. These behaviors and symptoms can be mild, moderate or severe. Each case of ASD is unique and no two children with ASD will act the same way or experience the same symptoms.

Help Your Child Cope with the Noise & Lights of the Festive Season

While most of us look forward to holiday festivities, the holidays can be challenging for children with special needs. If you’re the parent of a child with special needs, Mom’s Belief can help you make the most of the holiday!

How to Prepare Your Child for Festive Season Activities

Festivals are meant to be enjoyed with family and friends, and that means festive dinners and gatherings. But these events aren’t so easy for a child with special needs. Here are our tips for handling the festive activities of the holiday.

How to Make Social Gatherings Easier for Your Child

Diwali is just around the corner and you’ll soon be getting together with family and friends to celebrate. However, the holidays can be challenging for a child with special needs. Here are our tips for making holiday gatherings easier for your child.

How to Prepare Your Autistic Child for a New School Year

A new school year brings new possibilities, new faces and new routines. It can also bring anxiety for a child, particularly for a child on the autism spectrum. But there are several things you can do to help your child prepare for a new school or a new school year.

Making the Holiday Easier For parents of special needs children

While most of us look forward to the festive season, the holidays can be challenging for children with special needs, and equally challenging for their parents. Here are our tips for parents on how to enjoy the holidays.