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  • All About Childhood Disorders
    This section provides comprehensive information, research studies as well as practical guides for parents and teachers related to various disorders found in children and adolescents. Links to support groups, research institutes, books, tapes, educational games and self-help products are also included.

  • Comeunity: Cerebral Palsy
    Articles and resources by doctors, professionals and parents for families of children with cerebral palsy, including mild cerebral palsy and other tone problems.

  • Interactive Metronome
    The most recent IM research, published on March 8, 2001 in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, investigated the effect of the Interactive Metronome on children with attention problems. It found improvements in attention, motor planning, selected academic skills, and parental reports of control of aggression.

  • Motor Skill Development In Autistic Child
    Children with autism usually demonstrate an uneven pattern of development with nonverbal skills typically being a strength. Teaching activities are most successful when they are matched to a child's current developmental level. Regardless of each child's starting point, all children will acquire more skills and pass through each developmental stage at his or her own pace.

  • Physical Disabilities - A general account
    Disabilities affecting movement are usually called physical disabilities. They vary greatly in severity. Some children may have only a slight weakness or clumsiness of movement; the less fortunate may have a limp or walk only with difficulty; the most severely injured may be unable to walk and have little or no control of their hands.

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