Education for Special Needs

One Dad’s Perspective In Homeschooling His ADHD Daughter During COVID

One Dad’s Perspective In Homeschooling His ADHD Daughter During COVID

By Guest Blogger Juan Santos M.S., CRC, LCMHC As a parent, watching my kids grow and learn during COVID, I can tell you that I am amazed and proud to see how they are navigating such difficult waters. Parenting and homeschooling a child with ADHD is a ball game of its...
School 2020: Making the Best of This Reality

School 2020: Making the Best of This Reality

By Guest Blogger Kelly Nichols, a local educator To say the least 2020 has been strange. Headlines have amazed me. Uncertainty has engulfed me. As a long-time educator, I had to reframe everything I had ever done in the name of teaching in March. Yesterday, Governor...
Encouraging Children to Befriend a Peer with Special Needs

Encouraging Children to Befriend a Peer with Special Needs

By Guest Blogger Nancy Micca Every parent of a child with special needs will tell you that cultivating opportunities for their child to experience friendship can be one of their greatest challenges. We all want our children to be included, have positive social...
How Can Big Bird, Elmo, and Friends Help Young Children Navigate this Difficult Time?

How Can Big Bird, Elmo, and Friends Help Young Children Navigate this Difficult Time?

By Guest Blogger Christine Murray, PhD, LCMHC, LMFT, Director of the Healthy Relationships Initiative in the UNCG Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships Last month, I got to go somewhere that I never even could have dreamed would be possible when I was a...
“Double the … Fun?” Dealing with a Dual Diagnosis

“Double the … Fun?” Dealing with a Dual Diagnosis

By Guest Blogger Laura Laxton If you haven’t already, meet Malcolm. He is 11; finishing up elementary school; loves basketball, baseball and his teen-age sister (much to her long-suffering annoyance); and, as you can tell, has Down syndrome. We found out about the DS...
New Name, New Look, New Energy – The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Winston Salem 

New Name, New Look, New Energy – The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Winston Salem 

By Guest Blogger Laura Laxton As we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21 (get it? 3-21, because people with DS have three copies of the 21st chromosome), I’d like to (re)introduce you to one of Winston-Salem’s most active and vibrant organizations: The Down...
The School Says Your Child May Have ADHD – Now What?

The School Says Your Child May Have ADHD – Now What?

By Guest Blogger Jim Anderson, MD, Pediatrician, Wake Forest Health Network – Pediatrics at Premier It’s that time of the school year when progress reports are sent out and parent-teacher conferences occur. For some parents, this can mean an often-worrisome...