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Attica soccer player's goal a heartfelt triumph

All fall Cody Chesley kept telling his mother one thing about his final season on Attica’s boys varsity soccer team. “I just want to score a goal, Mom. 425 more words


* Coming to grips with a label

Coming to grips with a special education label?  Easier said than done.  The labeling process has timelines and established procedures, but for all parents, there’s a lot more to it than getting a Handbook of Parents’ Rights.   499 more words


Down Syndrome Awareness Month: How Speech Therapy Can Help

Each October organizations across America take part in Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a campaign targeted toward raising public awareness of the most common chromosomal condition in the United States. 367 more words

Speech-language Therapy

It's been a while...

…since my last post, but I’ve been working. Three things preoccupied me.

First and second: my little boy V. had his first teeth and started crawling at the same time. 335 more words


Study: 96% of Deceased NFL Players' Brains Had Degenerative Disease

The brains of 76 out of 79 (96%) of deceased NFL players showed signs of a degenerative brain disease, according to a study released Tuesday by the nation’s largest brain bank. 247 more words

How to Improve a Baby’s Language Skills Before They Start to Talk

The first few months of a baby’s life come with a flurry of challenges on a still-developing brain. Sights, sounds, smells and touches as well as other emotional experiences flood in, waiting to be processed and filed away as the foundation for everything from language to emotions and how to socialize with others. 967 more words