When a baby or preschooler lags far behind, doesn’t reach key developmental milestones, or loses a previously acquired skill, it’s reasonable to suspect a mental or physical problem serious enough to be considered a developmental disability. These pages in English and Spanish appearing on the HealthyChildren.org website provide authoritative guidance on developmental disabilities, developmental milestones at various ages, and what parents and professionals need to know or do. Each page is actually a suite of articles in both languages about specific disabilities that are considered as developmental disabilities. Perfect for sharing with the English and Spanish-speaking families and communities you serve!
Autism Navigator is a unique collection of web-based tools and courses that integrate the most current research in autism with an interactive web platform and lots of video footage showing effective evidence-based practices. It’s intended for professionals as well as families. Families can start with the short video About Autism in Toddlers (you have to […]
Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move (rolling over, for example, or crawling, standing, walking, talking). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintain a free online library of photos and videos that capture the milestones of development that young children might be expected to achieve at various ages–skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye.”
The photo library is part of CDC’s larger information suite Milestones in Action, which also includes fact sheets on developmental milestones and on developmental delay; a developmental checklist; the Milestone Tracker app; and more. Each resource is available in English and Spanish.
Processing speed is the pace at which you take in information, make sense of it, and begin to respond. This information can be visual, such as letters and numbers. It can also be auditory, such as spoken language. Having slow processing speed has nothing to do with how smart kids are—just how fast they can take in and use information. It may take kids who struggle with processing speed a lot longer than other kids to perform tasks, both school-related and in daily life.
Understood.org offers what is essentially a suite of resources on processing speed, which includes articles, short videos, 1-page fact sheets, and everything in English and Spanish. Read more about and access this wide array of resources.
(2018, June) | Spanish | Useful to Parent Centers and other service organizations working with Spanish-speaking families to prepare for or recover from a natural disaster or other emergency. These two resources comes from the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) and the Children’s Preparedness Unit and focus on helping parents, caregivers, and […]
Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the most common therapy for children on the autism spectrum. ABA has been shown to help children on the spectrum (from mild to severe) develop needed skills and minimize undesired behaviors such as self-injury. Its effectiveness is backed up by hundreds of studies.
ABA now includes a range of different approaches. This article from the Child Mind Institute describes how they work and how they’re different, and concludes with links to additional readings on ABA.
Actualizado, enero de 2018 Como explicamos en la página Evaluación Gratuita de Niños, la información que se reune en la evaluación será usada para tomar decisiones importantes acerca de la educación de su niño. Toda la información sobre su niño será usada: para decidir si su niño es elegible para recibir servicios de educación especial […]
Useful to: Parent Centers for sharing with families and individuals affected by borderline personality disorder. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a diagnosis that has historically been difficult to understand. The symptoms associated with it are a painful mix of emotional turmoil, unstable relationships, and self-destructive behavior, including suicide attempts. This article from the Child Mind […]
Volver a la página central de nuestra información en español Actualizado, enero de 2018 Esta página está diseñada para todos aquellos padres y familiares que están preocupados por el desarrollo de sus hijos y/o parientes y no saben qué hacer. Sabemos que el mundo de las discapacidades y de la educación especial puede ser […]
Actualizado, diciembre de 2017 En inglés | In English Cada Estado debe identificar, localizar y evaluar a todos los niños con discapacidades que necesitan educación especial y servicios relacionados. Esta página describe el proceso de obtener y participar en una evaluación gratuita de un niño sospechado de tener una discapacidad o retraso en el desarrollo. […]