ARTICLES RELATING TO SPECIAL NEEDS

How doctors test for Down Syndrome

2014-10-13 07:00

Women over 35 have a higher risk of having a Down's syndrome baby.

Verbally strong learners boost peers' language skills

2014-08-01 13:33

Research has shown that special needs learners may benefit from being schooled with peers that have strong language abilities.

‘My baby walks funny’

2014-05-11 09:00

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

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.

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.

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.

 

"My daughter has special needs..."

2014-08-29 13:00

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

How doctors test for Down Syndrome

2014-07-29 18:53

Women over 35 have a higher risk of having a Down's syndrome baby.

"My daughter has special needs..."

2014-04-28 14:56

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

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.

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".

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.

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