The majority of our readers are parents of special needs children. Raising children with challenging needs is not easy and the more others know about the many different needs these children have the more they will understand what their parents are going through. The Infographic that follows titled “The Anatomy of a Special Needs Child” lets you see very quickly all the different needs many children and their families deal with every day.
On our Special Needs Book Review site we interviewed Benedetta Lino author of Tears of My Angel: Memoir of Love, Hope, and Lost Dreams and reviewed her book. In the introduction to her memoir, the mom-author explains she wrote her parenting book so that it would give inspiration and worthy advice to other parents struggling with the challenges of raising a child with special needs. Their child with cerebral palsy was one year old when she was diagnosed and this was in 1983.
Benedetta Lino is a mom who knows all about “Love, Hope, and Lost Dreams” their daughter is now 32 yr old and is completely dependent. Her day starts at 4:30 a.m. to change Laura’s diaper. Find links to the review and interview at the end of this post.
Masters-in-special-education.com recently published an infographic entitled “Anatomy of a Special Needs Child”. We were invited to post it on our Special Needs Blog as it was felt that the infographic is a good fit for our blog. I absolutely agree and I love it! It is so colorful and informative that I immediately want to sharing it with our readers. Read it carefully and do not miss the small printed information.
18.5% of American Children under 18 are special needs students. That doesn’t mean they aren’t smart, talented, or capable. Just that they have specific challenges that a “normal” student wouldn’t face.
The Many Special Needs Children:
- Special Physical Needs
Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Asthma, Epilepsy, etc.
- Special Developmental Needs
Down syndrome, autism, dyslexia, processing disorders
- Special Behavioral/Emotional Needs
ADD, Bipolarism, Oppositional Defiance Disorder
- Special Impaired Sensory Needs
Blind, visually impaired, deaf, limited hearing
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