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Three Tips For Parenting A Child With ADHD

Friday, August 24th, 2018
ADHD

Work together with your child who has ADHD to figure out what routine is best for the both of you.

Parenting children with ADHD can be quite different than normal child-rearing, as you’re likely already aware. Depending on the severity and type of symptoms your child has, you may notice that following rules and household routines is a bit of a dream. While successful parenting of a child with ADHD might take more effort, and may not follow the rules your parents may have used, it can be done. While there are times in every parent’s lives that will be difficult, it’s important to remember that as a parent of a child with ADHD your child is unique and full of potential. When you work together with your child to find a routine that works for both of you, you might find that your child is more interesting and creative than you could have ever thought.

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What You Should Know About Developmental Disabilities

Friday, August 17th, 2018
Here’s what you should know about some of the most common developmental disabilities.

Here’s what you should know about some of the most common developmental disabilities.

Developmental disabilities come in many forms, some of which are less obvious than others. These kinds of disabilities are something everyone should be aware of to at least a minimal degree. When we know more about how people with disabilities perceive and interact with the world around them, we can then become better family members, friends, and neighbors. If you are related to someone or know someone who lives with developmental disabilities, it would benefit you and that person greatly to understand his or his situation a little better. Here’s what you should know about some of the most common developmental disabilities. (more…)

Is My Child Dyslexic? Common Signs of Dyslexia to Look for in Early Childhood

Friday, May 4th, 2018
dyslexia

Here’s what to look for when evaluating your child for dyslexia.

Dyslexia is a common neurologically-based disorder that interferes with the processing of language. When children are first starting to learn how to read and write in early childhood, some signs of dyslexia may become clear. It is important that you, as a parent, are aware of these signs, as some signs are more subtle than others. Here’s what to look for when evaluating your child for dyslexia. (more…)

5 Tips for Parents with Children Who Stutter

Friday, April 27th, 2018
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As a parent of a child with a stutter, there is a lot to know about communication with your child.

As a parent of a child with a stutter, there is a lot to know about communication with your child. Something that seems effortless with other people in your life requires special attention and patience with your child. You always want to be the best parent that you can be, and these simple tips will help you to communicate easily and effectively with people who stutter, especially your own child. (more…)

3 Tips for Living with Visually Impaired People

Friday, April 20th, 2018
visually impaired

Here are three ways you can make your home a livable and safe place for your visually impaired relative or friend.

When living with someone who suffers from any amount of vision loss, you want to make life as easy for this person as you possibly can. There are many ways that you can help someone who is visually impaired by focusing on a few things that are imperative for them to navigate space carefully. Here are three ways you can make your home a livable and safe place for your visually impaired relative or friend. (more…)

Easy Reminders for Communicating With Deaf People

Friday, March 2nd, 2018
deaf communication

Here are some useful tips that will help you through easy and effective communication.

Communicating with a deaf person isn’t all that different than communicating with a hearing person.  When communicating with both deaf and hearing people, many of the same nonverbal cues are used.  This type of nonverbal language just requires more focus and attention when communicating with deaf people.  Here are some useful tips that will help you through easy and effective communication. (more…)

4 Tips for Helping Your Autistic Teenager Prepare for Holiday Gatherings

Friday, December 8th, 2017
4 Tips for Helping Your Autistic Teenager Prepare for Holiday Gatherings

It is a joyous time of year, but all of the lights, laughter, strange foods, and loud music can sometimes be a bit too much for your autistic teen.

The time for holiday gatherings has come! It is a joyous time of year, but all of the lights, laughter, strange foods, and loud music can sometimes be a bit too much for your autistic teen. As with any other new situation you present your child with, preparation is key. Make sure you and your teen are well prepared for the holidays with these helpful tips! (more…)

How to Help Children with Sensory Processing Disorder Thrive

Friday, October 13th, 2017
How to Help Children with Sensory Processing Disorder Thrive

October is National Sensory Processing Awareness month.

October is National Sensory Processing Awareness month. Parents, therapists, and other caregivers help kids deal with this disorder every day, but few people actually know what Sensory Processing Disorder is, or what it means for the kids who live with it. (more…)

ADHD in Children: How to Know When to Test

Friday, September 8th, 2017
ADHD in Children: How to Know When to Test

Your child has boundless energy, which is actually pretty typical.

Your child has boundless energy, which is actually pretty typical. But what if that boundless energy prevents him or her from following simple directions or finishing easy tasks? You may have a nagging suspicion that it could be something other than typical childhood ants-in-the-pants, such as ADHD. There are a few key factors you should look at before you reach for the meds. (more…)

The Value of Art Therapy for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

Monday, July 10th, 2017
The Value of Art Therapy for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

Autism is a neurological condition present at birth, whose precise cause is as yet unknown. It seems like everyone knows someone who is somewhere on the autism spectrum.

Autism is a neurological condition present at birth, whose precise cause is as yet unknown. It seems like everyone knows someone who is somewhere on the autism spectrum.  Symptoms of autism spectrum disorders include repetitive or compulsive behaviors, social impairment, problems with communication, and trouble processing sensory information (such as hypersensitivity to sounds). The traditional treatment for these disorders is called “behavior modification therapy.” Basically, caregivers motivate individuals with a reward system, and discourage unfavorable behavior.  Art therapy can either be used with this or as an alternative, it all depends on what works for the client. (more…)

At Family Service Foundation (FSF), a social services organization in Baltimore, Maryland, we are dedicated to providing advocacy and support to individuals with mental and physical disabilities that have recently left inpatient settings. Integration back into the community can be difficult; for that reason, each member of our team works to provide services specifically tailored to each individual and family that we work with. We believe that all individuals can achieve their highest levels of social, physical, and emotional well-being in the community when they have the proper support. FSF specializes in serving Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and individuals with intellectual disabilities. We also have American Sign Language interpreters on staff at all of our locations for the convenience of our Deaf and hard of hearing clients. For more information about The Family Service Foundation, please visit our website at www.fsfinc.org or give us a call at 301-459-2121.
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