Being an Ally to Families Raising Children with Attachment and Trauma Challenges
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the sea in our blood
Here are some resources to help understand the order and timing of typical developmental milestones. Remember that institutionalized children are often delayed by up to 1 month for every 3 months in that setting, that there's a wide age-range of "typical" even in family-raised children, and that it's usually more useful to focus on the sequence and tempo of developmental achievement rather than strict timing of milestones. If you do have concerns about your child's development, please share them with your child's providers, and consider an Early Intervention evaluation.
How my daughter sees me and how I see her
Developmental evaluations asses all areas of development: cognitive, social-emotional, physical development and self-help adaptive skills
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Many children who have resided in very deprived institutional environments may present with a pattern of autistic-type behaviors
The blessings of special needs adoption
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Studies reveal what parents should know NOW to better advocate for their children
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