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Do you have any suggestions of activities that might help children with vocal and physical outbursts?

I work with children ages birth-5. We currently have 2 boys in our center who have extremely high-pitched voices and they seem to have a hard time regulating their voices. One of them is easily frustrated with any changes in his routine or environment and has extreme […]

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How do you handle children with special needs?

  How do you handle children with special needs?       Just like all children, children with disabilities and other special needs are unique individuals with different strengths and challenges, making it difficult to generalize about the supports or resources needed to ensure their success. Children […]

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What are the effects of severe ADHD on a child’s social and emotional health?

  What are the effects of severe ADHD on a child’s social and emotional health? Does ADHD make it harder on a child to learn simple things like learning to drive a car or drive a four-wheeler?       According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, […]

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If all four quads have down syndrome is there any chance that if the mother has more children will they have down syndrome as well?

    If all four quads have down syndrome is there any chance that if the mother has more children will they have down syndrome as well? How is it that all four babies have down syndrome but no one else in the family does?     […]

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When a child has developmental or behavioral issues how can we approach the parent about the subject in a way that will not upset them?

  When a child has developmental or behavioral issues how can we approach the parent about the subject in a way that will not upset them, and will help get the child the help they need?     It can be difficult and uncomfortable to speak with […]

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Are we required to accommodate behavioral issues?

We have a child (almost 3) who is very uncooperative and exhibits some very difficult behaviors (tantrums, biting, hitting, screaming, etc.) in the classroom. We have talked to the parents and encouraged them to seek an evaluation by a specialist, but so far they have refused to […]

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Day to Day Care Gives You Insights That a Brief Physician’s Visit Might not Offer

We have a 6 month old in our class who never stops crying and will never look me in the eye. He also does not seem interested in rolling over or starting to scooch around. Mom says the Dr. is not worried but I am. Any thoughts? […]

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Children with Down Syndrome are Usually Easily Accommodated in an Inclusive Setting

My daughter is 2 and was diagnosed with Down Syndrome at birth. She is doing really well and we are ready to put her in a child care center near our house. I am worried that they may not be willing to enroll her. Should I call to see […]

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