Child Development

  • Every child is different and will progress in development according to their natural rate. However, to find out which skills you can work with your child on to help them reach their next stage of growth, this is a suggested developmental milestone chart for ages 0-5 years.

Developmental Milestones

 

Disability Information

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • ​The amount of individuals diagnosed with ADHD is on a rapid incline. There are still many misconceptions about the disorder. To learn more check out the Attention Deficit Disorder Association website.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association

  • Here is an article from Web MD discussing some common symptoms of ADD and ADHD.

ADHD in Children Slideshow

  • ADHD is not just for kids. Adults can have the disorder too. Check out this article complete with some symptoms to look for to see if you are an adult with ADHD.

9 Signs You May Have Inattentive Type Adult ADHD

 

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

  • The Autism Society of Central Virginia is a great non-profit organization that provides families and the community with information about Autism Spectrum Disorders.

The Autism Society of Central Virginia 

  • ​This is a great quiz made by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to see how much you really know about Autism Spectrum Disorders and can be a guide for figuring out what areas you may need to learn more about.

Autism Spectrum Disorders Quiz 

  • Are you wondering if your child may have an Autism Spectrum Disorder? This modified checklist from Autism Speaks is a great tool to get started.

Modified Checklist for Autism Spectrum Disorder

 

Cerebral Palsy 

  • ​This is a wonderful organization and good place to start to find out more about Cerebral Palsy.

United Cerebral Palsy

 

Down Syndrome

  • For those looking to learn more about Down Syndrome, the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) is a wonderful place to start.

        National Down Syndrome Society

 

Dyslexia

  • Many hear about Dyslexia but, do not really know what it is. They associate it with having problems reading but, do not fully understand what the disorder is. Learn more by checking out the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

       About Dyslexia

 

Learning Disabilities 

  • There are multiple types of learning disabilities that affect different types of learning. This is an interactive checklist that can highlight which areas a student may need to focus on and strengthen.

        Interactive Learning Disabilities Checklist

 

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

  • Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) can be debilitating and is a disorder that many are still unaware of. The SPD resource center is a wonderful organization that educates the community about the disorder and gives tips on how to improve the quality of life for those diagnosed.

        Sensory Processing Disorder Resource Center 


 

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