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Right Question Wrong Doctor
Parents of Special Needs (SN) children who have an interest in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) often feel trapped between competing....
Dr. Mane’s treatments H.I.T the Target
“you have got to hear about this amazing therapy. I was able to see success after the 1st session....
Horse Power of a different variety
Since the dawning of man, the horse and man have been linked together for the greater....
Speech is an important part of communication. To be effective, speech needs to be intelligible. One of the factors that can impair intelligibility is ....
Alternative Treatments & Therapy
A Different Road to Recovery
Crazy. Nutcase. Right winged sadist. Psycho. These are some of the names that “mainstream” medicine has branded us with. “Us” are the parents who have chosen a different route ....
Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment is not a new process; it has been around for years in the treatment of many different conditions. Some of the conditions that have been treated previously include....
Cranial Sacral Therapy
What big secret do I know? It is an alternative therapy called Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST). How can you describe something that looks so simple, but, changes personality, behavior, speech, walking, talking, and....
Healing with Music
One thing that has always worked with calming my oldest daughter Jaimie—or giving her nervous system the little boost it needs—has been music. Music is a fantastic tool because....
Yoga As Alternative Therapy
If you are looking for something therapeutic for your child that can be fun, economical, and done in a group, consider Adaptive yoga....
What is Rett Syndrome?
To help Raise awareness on the various disorders, Parenting Special Needs Magazine will be highlighting one disorder per issue. In this issue we are highlighting Rett Syndrome....
A Bill of Rights For Parents of Kids With Special Needs
A Bill of Rights for parents of kids with Special Needs: We, the parents, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure tranquility (and sanity) and promote the....
Health & Diet
School lunch can provide a lot of calories in one sitting, usually too many for your school aged child. If your child is bringing lunch from home, start thinking about....
Can the Foods That We Consume Cause Problems?
Many of us do not realize that what we serve to our children, and consume ourselves, can clearly be harming our bodies....
A tale of Two Dads
I am blessed to have witnessed two very different fathers, two very different children and two very different moments of accomplishment in....
Dances with Horses
I balked this morning when the director of my son’s theraputic horseback riding program asked me to walk beside a horse ridden by a child with a disability, It’s not that horses scare me, they don’t. It’s just that I was afraid I couldn’t....
The Guaranteed Back-to-School Question
One question that is guaranteed to be asked of your child sometime during the first few weeks of school is , “What did you do this summer?” Parents and caregivers would cringe if they overheard....
Swim Team Social Success
Swimming is a solitary exercise when done on your own. As part of a swim team, however, kids are swimming in lanes with other kids for....
This article starts a new column entitled Proud Moments. Proud Moments are any time that you have been extremely proud of your child with special needs. Read on to share in pride & joy of everyday accomplishments....
Check it Out! Products You Can Use
Make sure you take the time to view three new products in this month’s issue
Ages & Stages
Autistic Teen Finds Inner Voice
This is an amazing story of a teen girl with autism. Carly Fleischman says she is a normal child locked in a body she has no control over....
My Dad has gone to Heaven
How many of us have asked this question? What happens when your loved one goes to heaven, and better yet....
Quadriplegic teen gives Jenna Wolfe a lesson in surfing...and courage
Patrick Ivison is a fourteen years old and in the ninth grade. Hit by a car , he suffered a C4 incomplete spinal cord injury. He uses....
“Aging out of school and where do we go from here”? This is one of the most difficult decisions for a “special needs” parent to be in....
10 Tips for Teaching Kids to Spend Less!
10 Tips for teaching Kids to spend less
Asking children to share the burden of spending less is a reasonable course of action. The key is to....
Establishing a Positive Family Plan
As the New Year begins, we may find that our children are a little out-of-sorts. Typical daily activities such as transitions to and from school, family meals, and chores or homework may be....
Questions to ask prior to receiving “Alternative Treatments”
The amount of information on Treatments and “Cures” for Persons with Autism & Developmental Disabilities is overwhelming it’s every where....
Did You Know?
Did you know? You could ...
Did you know that the National Institutes of Health (aka your tax dollars at work) has a website devoted to Complementary Therapies?....
RIDE FOR RETT
Please join us for the Southeastern Rett Syndrome Alliance....