ARTICLES RELATING TO SPECIAL NEEDS

Nura meets the elephants

2014-04-22 13:00

Spending time with elephants was a profoundly calming experience for this special needs child.

On the activity bus

2014-03-31 13:05

With two special needs kids, we have different expectations.

Child must only eat SWEETS

2014-02-21 08:48

3-year-old boy with an eating disorder that only allows him to eat sweets.

Doctors say child must only eat SWEETS

2014-02-19 12:50

3-year-old boy with an eating disorder that only allows him to eat sweets.

Down syndrome myths

2014-02-14 15:00

Time to face the facts. Here they are.

What is autism?

2014-01-19 11:00

Autism is a complex, often misunderstood condition. Here are the basics and where to find out more.

Think twice before adopting

2013-11-06 11:00

Would you cope if parenting your adopted child wasn’t as easy as you expected?

‘If my son was a dog, I’d put him down’

2013-05-29 11:22

Mom of son with special needs defends saying she doesn’t want him.

'Hero' refuses gifts

2013-02-13 11:30

Waiter says ‘no’ to gifts after defending child with Down syndrome.

Real Parents Chat

2012-04-26 15:20

We chat to moms and dads just like you. These are their stories and you can add yours too.

Parent24 chats to Stacey Vee

2012-04-19 14:09

Supermom Stacey didn’t plan on being a mom to a kid with special needs, but she calls it her "second childhood".

What is sensory processing disorder?

2011-09-26 15:41

Your child could have SPD if he has difficulty learning, moving and relating to others.

Living with Epilepsy

2011-08-16 09:05

One in every 100 people has epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological conditions.

When a family member is mentally ill

2011-07-22 15:03

With education, we can provide a better life for those affected by mental illness.

What is cerebral palsy?

2011-07-11 13:21

We take a look at the red flags that could indicate cerebral palsy.

A closer look at neural tube defects

2011-06-17 11:20

Spina bifida is the best known, but there are a number of possible neural defects.

Are our schools disabled-friendly?

2011-05-04 08:00

Some mainstream schools have managed to integrate disabled children into the mainstream. Here’s what’s possible.

Stimulating sight

2011-04-01 14:16

Visual therapy helps stimulate the neural pathways for our special needs child.

Nura and her pony

2011-03-04 15:10

For this special needs child, befriending a pony has had great results.

Flying with a disabled child

2011-02-11 14:18

Air travel with children can be taxing at the best of times, even more so with a disabled child.

Nura meets the elephants

2010-03-18 15:08

Spending time with elephants was a profoundly calming experience for this special needs child.

Too tired to care

2010-01-27 11:33

Sometimes being the caregiver is an exhausting business.

But Mom, I’m disabled!

2009-12-09 10:49

How much should I push my special needs child, wonders this mom.

Nura’s drug trial

2009-11-13 12:08

Could I expect any change for my disabled daughter? A mother describes the process.

Abortion up, Downs down

2009-10-27 14:35

Fewer babies are being born with Downs syndrome as 9/10 affected moms abort.

 

Flying with a disabled child

2014-04-04 09:59

Air travel with children can be taxing at the best of times, even more so with a disabled child.

Doctors say child must only eat SWEETS

2014-02-21 10:15

3-year-old boy with eating disorder that only allows sweets.

Doctors say child must only eat SWEETS

2014-02-20 08:35

3-year-old boy with an eating disorder that only allows him to eat sweets.

Doctors say child must only eat SWEETS

2014-02-19 11:04

3-year-old boy with an eating disorder that only allows him to eat sweets.

What is sensory processing disorder?

2014-01-22 13:00

Your child could have SPD if he has difficulty learning, moving and relating to others.

Who’s to blame for special children?

2013-12-12 11:00

Kids with special needs must need special parents, suggests Marlon Abrahams.

‘If my son was a dog, I’d put him down’

2013-09-11 11:00

Mom of son with special needs defends saying she doesn’t want him.

Spotting sleep problems in special-needs children

2013-03-06 09:42

About 30% of children have a sleep disorder, but the rate is even higher in children with special needs, an expert says.

Think twice before adopting

2012-08-01 11:07

Would you cope if parenting your adopted child wasn’t as easy as you expected?

Who’s to blame for special children?

2012-04-26 12:40

Kids with special needs must need special parents, suggests Marlon Abrahams.

"My daughter has special needs..."

2011-10-28 14:56

"...And that's okay. She may be different but she's still my precious daughter."

Dyslexia’s new dawn

2011-08-24 11:52

A new test has been developed to diagnose dyslexia.

What is autism?

2011-07-25 10:10

Autism is a complex, often misunderstood condition. Here are the basics and where to find out more.

Birth defects linked to coal smoke

2011-07-22 11:30

Babies born to moms exposed to coal smoke and pesticides are more likely to be born with birth defects.

What is a neural tube defect?

2011-06-17 11:20

What should you know about spina bifida and other neural tube defects?

Nura experiences neurofeedback therapy

2011-05-20 13:48

Rewiring and exercising brainwaves? It’s possible with neurofeedback therapy.

Breastfeeding a baby with special needs

2011-04-11 13:27

Whether feeding or expressing, there are ways to make sure that special needs babies get the benefits of breastfeeding.

Folic acid prevents birth defects

2011-03-18 09:09

Only 35% of women take folic acid despite knowing the benefits of it.

Does my child need school?

2011-02-25 09:26

Should my special needs child go to daycare or stay at home with me? Razia Hisham weighs the choices.

‘My baby walks funny’

2010-07-22 13:44

Did you know that pigeon toes (or intoeing) occurs in 2 out of every 1000 children? But wait, there’s more.

Diagnosis autism

2010-03-17 16:32

Understanding why my baby was the way she was, was the start of a journey of acceptance.

Just like the Spartans

2010-01-19 12:51

Do we have the right to terminate a pregnancy because the baby is imperfect?

Waking the brain

2009-11-13 12:17

When a drug seems to perform a miracle.

On the activity bus

2009-11-06 14:37

With two special needs kids, we have different expectations.

Nura and the dolphins

2009-09-22 15:44

Introducing our disabled daughter to dolphins was a moment to remember.

 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Tuesday Century City - 05:58 AM
    Road name: Ratanga Road Southbound
    ROADWORKS - lane closure between Ocean Spirit Avenue and Century Boulevard (until mid April)
  • Tuesday Mitchells Plain - 05:58 AM
    Road name: Spine Road
    ROAD CLOSED between Weltevreden Drive and Seafarer Drive due to roadworks (until mid April)
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

DevOps Support Engineer (EE)

Western Cape
Datafin Recruitment
Market Related

Cost Accountant

Western Cape
Tower Group (PTY) Ltd
Market Related

Project Manager

Western Cape
Jireh Group (Pty) Ltd
R440000 - R660000

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Escape winter, head to Mauritius

Escape winter by spending 7 nights in Mauritius' tropical bliss from R13 215 per person sharing. Includes return flights, airport transfers and accommodation. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Get 50% off selected books!

Buy 2 books and get 50% off the second book. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mother’s Day special offers!

Spoil mom with these awesome specials that will warm her heart. Shop now!

Twisp – the smoking alternative

Buy any 2 refills for R250 and save R149. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

25% off bestselling books!

The Real Meal Revolution by Tim Noakes, Jeffrey Archer’s Be Careful What You Wish for, Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frank and many more titles. Shop now!

Mother’s Day specials on appliances

Browse our range of Mother’s Day appliances to spoil and pamper mom. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.