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  • Diagnosing Fragile X in Children
    July 21, 2016 SpecialKids .Company

    Diagnosing Fragile X in Children

    Fragile X syndrome is the most common cause of autism known to medical practitioners. This syndrome is a genetic condition resulting in intellectual disability affecting more boys than girls. Early diagnosis and treatment can help your child live a full life and reach their potential.

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  • How do Special Needs Dads Cope?
    June 16, 2016 SpecialKids .Company

    How do Special Needs Dads Cope?

    Fathers with children with special needs are often unsung heroes. A recent survey conducted by Scope reported that 84% of Dads feel financial pressure as a result of caring for a disabled child, forcing them to work long hours. Seven out of 10 say caring for a disabled son or daughter has severely affected their relationship with their partner. The reality is that being a special needs dad is tough. Here’s how Superdads cope.

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  • Tips to Help your Child Prepare for Prom
    June 9, 2016 SpecialKids .Company

    Tips to Help your Child Prepare for Prom

    If you have been following social media over recent months, you may have noticed several videos and stories surfacing of special needs kids going to Prom, being invited to Prom and being crowned Prom King and Queen. As this is becoming increasingly normal, how can parents help with making their kids’ Prom a special and enjoyable occasion? We reached out to parents of special needs kids who have been to Prom to ask their advice. This is what they said.

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  • Coping with Exams – For Children and Parents
    June 2, 2016 SpecialKids .Company

    Coping with Exams – For Children and Parents

    Exam time is a stressful period for both children and parents. Children are expected to perform well and this pressure can have a negative impact on how a child both performs and feels. For many children with special needs, it can be a confusing time and lack of preparation can stop your child achieving their true potential.

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  • What is being done for children with mental health issues?
    May 13, 2016 SpecialKids .Company

    What is being done for children with mental health issues?

    Children's mental health issues have spent too long in the "don't ask, don't tell" space – something for the parents and teachers to deal with, and to be kept from bothering everyone else. Recently, however, with such high-profile people as the Duchess of Cambridge working to raise awareness of children's mental health issues, it's no longer something that can be swept under the carpet. Fortunately, things are changing and because it’s Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, it’s a good time to share some thoughts with you.

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  • How to Resolve Bedwetting Issues
    May 9, 2016 SpecialKids .Company

    How to Resolve Bedwetting Issues

    World Bedwetting Day is this month (May 24th) and we wanted to share some information with parents who have children who are wetting the bed. It goes without saying it is upsetting for your child but you may be surprised that the cause is almost never psychological or emotional but physiological. Here I want to dispel some myths surround bedwetting and provide some information to help resolve it.

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