Posts tagged with special-needs

To the Child Who Says Hello

Posted Friday March 20, 2015 by Melissa

Everyday I walk my son into school. Sometimes I’m running to catch...

Everyday I walk my son into school. Sometimes I’m running to catch up with him, sometimes he reaches for my hand and we look like any “normal” parent and child...

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To the Child Who Says Hello

Silent Siblings: MPS and special needs can take their toll

Posted Monday May 06, 2013 by Melissa

In so many ways, our lives as parents revolves around the constant...

In so many ways, our lives as parents revolves around the constant needs of a medically involved, special needs child. But what about their unaffected siblings? How do we protect...

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Therapy Thursday: 4 Tips for Oral Health with Children with Special Needs

Posted Thursday March 28, 2013 by Melissa

For children with special needs, especially Mucopolysaccharidosis, oral and dental health can...

For children with special needs, especially Mucopolysaccharidosis, oral and dental health can be one of the biggest challenges. Using Hunter Syndrome as an example, children not only have innate deficiencies...

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Upcoming e-book release!

Posted Friday March 30, 2012 by Melissa

I am so excited about next week’s release of my e-book Calmer:...

I am so excited about next week’s release of my e-book Calmer: Medical Events with Cognitively Impaired Children. This e-book started out as a response to an e-mail, then became...

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Advocacy Series: Advocacy in 4 Steps

Posted Monday October 24, 2011 by Melissa

I recently spoke at an MPS family meeting about advocacy in different...

I recently spoke at an MPS family meeting about advocacy in different contexts and was asked by several families to compile the presentation and slides and share them. Since the...

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Advocacy

My 99: Reviews of iPad Apps for Kids

Posted Tuesday August 16, 2011 by Melissa

There are a LOT of apps for the iPad. A LOT. It...

There are a LOT of apps for the iPad. A LOT. It can be quite a job to sift through the apps that are just for fun, much less evaluate...

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App Store