Metabolic Amino Acid Therapy now used extensively in Russia, is a method of treating brain damage and brain abnormality developed by Professor Alexander Khokhtov, a Russian Professor of biochemistry and neurology .
Auditory Integration Training was designed to normalize hearing and the way the brain processes information. Invented by Guy Berard, M.D., French ENT specialist, to rehabilitate disorders of the auditory system, it utilizes an electronic amplifier with variable frequency and amplitude modulation capabilities. What is produced is very gentle holistic music that is listened to over headphones twice a day for ten days. Each session is 30-minutes. A summary of various case histories with samples of hearing screenings before and after AIT can be found in Dr. Berard’s book, Hearing Equals Behavior, published by Keats.
This website is an excellent resource for older students/adults with special needs. It is a step by step guide to reach employment goal. It starts with an an assessment, job search and resume writing, interview tips and more importantly how to keep a job.This is the first site we have seen with such a comprehensive information. It has videos to show types of jobs and skills required for each job. Overall invaluable resource not only for the students but also for the parents to plan their future and for teacher to guide them.
A must read for all the parents with special needs kids especially those with kids in high school but it is better to start at middle schools.
There is an accumulating literature describing sensory processing in young children and suggestingthe importance of this knowledge for understanding the characteristics of vulnerable children.
Professionals and families need a working knowledge about sensory processing because it enables
them to understand and interpret children’s behaviors and to tailor everyday life routines so that
children may have successful and satisfying experiences. This article reviews Dunn’s model of sensory
processing, and summarizes both typical and special population evidences that demonstrate
support for the model.
The following web sites have resources about the process of transitioning from IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan) to IEP (Individual Education Program)
Acupuncture is an ancient oriental healing art in which a doctor places needles in various points on the body surface. These needles are placed along ‘energy meridians’ and help to break up energy blockages so that a healthy flow of energy may resume. Chinese medicine holds that interruptions in the body’s energy flow cause a myriad of ailments, particularly if they are not addressed for long periods of time. By releasing energy blockages which are congesting certain joints or organs, relief is achieved. By the same token, resuming energy supplies to organs which were being deprived allows overall health to be regained.
Conductive education is a unique system of teaching and learning for children with motor disorders such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida. It is designed to improve motor skills and increase independence of many aspects of common living.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) guarantees all children with disability from birth through 21 years of age to a “free appropriate public education”.
This article highlights the process of acquiring special education services for children age 3 or older. (For children less than 3 years of age, please refer to the IFSP). More specifically, what is an IEP, who can be involved, and how to develop a good individual education plan. We have extensively used the Parents Helping Parents Training for IEP and “Educating Children with Disability” booklet by Channing L. Bete Co., as our source of information along with some personal experience.