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Educational Resources

Links to excellent resources for all parents

 

Communication:

 

     http://firstwords.fsu.edu/pdf/babytalk.pdf

     http://www.firstsigns.org/articles/articles.htm

     First signs for babies.pdf

     Baby Signs Booklet

MOTOR:

     Practicing Basic Transitions

    Practicing Basic Transitions: Case example Observe the mother of a 12 month old twin assist him learn to move from lying on his back           up to a sitting position

    Encouraging Motor Development

    To Sit or to Side sit……..That is the Question!

SCHOOL AGE:

     http://specialchildren.about.com/About_Parenting_Special_Needs.htm

    Autism Navigator – Autism Navigator

    https://www.wizcase.com/blog/internet-safety-guide-for-people-with-autism-spectrum-disorders/#8  

    http://school.familyeducation.com/famed/grtr/english/begin.html: great screening test to see if a 4 yr. old is ready to read.

 

    http://www.familyeducation.com/home/

     https://www.rch.org.au/kidsinfo/fact_sheets/ADHD_ways_to_help_children_at_school_and_home/

    https://www.bitira.com/crypto-stem-for-kids-with-special-needs/

CEREBRAL PALSY:

    https://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com/

    http://www.birthinjurycenter.org/cerebral-palsy/ Mum of a baby with CP said this was a good, readable resource.

    https://www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com/cerebral-palsy/causes/

    www.allaccesslife.org.Bradley Heaven was born with Non Verbal Spastic Cerebral Palsy, graduated from Social Science from Dawson College in Montreal, Quebec,  and created a website with information on Physical Disability, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down Syndrome, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Blind/Visual Impairment, and the Elderly. Each of these categories have technology/gadgets to help daily life easier, Apps, Inspirational Videos, and other resources. We also review Adaptive products, do vlogs to break the stigmas surrounding Cerebral Palsy, and much more on YouTube allaccesslife  

    Dystonia in Cerebral Palsy | AACPDM - American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

 

EARLY IDENTIFICATION:

    https://illinoisearlylearning.org/resources/tipsheets/

    https://www.newmouth.com/blog/signs-of-teething

     https://www.pathways.org

     https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly

     Learn the Signs. Act Early - Maternal, child and family health (nsw.gov.au)

CANCER:

    https://www.mesotheliomahope.com/resources/children/  Adults talking with children/families about cancer

   Children and Screen Time: How Much is Too Much? (cablecompare.com)

    Another resource for cell phone use: https://www.cellphonedeal.com/blog/the-best-apps-for-improved-study-habits

Free Downloads

Fun Facts About Children's Brain Development

Baby Talk

Helping Language Skills develop

There’s a picky eater in the house

For Professionals: Sites to Download papers and practice guidelines

For a great case report of outcomes with an infant who has had a lack of oxygen at birth: https://www.choosept.com/radio/detail/cutting-edge-treatment-physical-therapy-helps-chil

Alberta Infant Motor Scale checklists: www.godiva.hu.nl

Technology for Assessment and Rehabilitation: www.virtualisvr.com

 

Specific repositories and databases:

ECRI- https://www.ecri.org/library/

G-I-N International guidelines: https://www.ebmportal.com

PEDRO- https://www.pedro.org.au

https://www.primeresearchteam.com

Telepractice Hub: Resources for effective telepractice delivery

www.evidenceportal.dcj.nsw.gov.au 

 

Access to free research papers:

https://who.int/hinari

https://portal.research4life.org/

https://doag.org

 

 

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