Speech And Language Development Activities For Children With Down Syndrome

Recently I posted this video of Aarshia on my Facebook Page, rehearsing for a short speech which she had to present in her class the next day. To my...

Do You Ever Wish Your Child’s Disability To Go Away?

Do you ever wish your child's disability to go away? No matter how much you 'understand' and 'know' about the reality of your child's disability and her limitations,...

Language Comprehension Resources For Special Needs

As parents we all keep working to make our children ready for this world. And it is hard! Teaching every possible skill through different mediums is not just...

Special Needs Parents: Is Your Brain Fooling You?

If today you get to know that the child you have been bringing up, was changed in the hospital and your real child is there for you to...

Adapting And Modifying An English Lesson For Special Needs

The first and most essential adaptation is determining what information is most critical for students to learn and adjusting the instructional emphasis of the program. Apart from this,...

Dreams And Down Syndrome In Melbourne: Travel Diary Of A Special...

This post is special for many reasons! This post is special because it is about the shared journey of mothers of children with Down syndrome across continents. It is...

Sensitising Your Special Need Child’s Classmates : A Few Resources

Sensitisation doesn't come easy! It is a process of transformation and departing from the beliefs you've held dear all your life. It can't happen overnight. But as parents...

What Does It Really Take To Accept A Child With Special...

“What screws us up the most in life is the picture in our head of how it’s supposed to be” Last week I got an opportunity to meet two...

Biology Doesn’t Make You A Mother, Love Does : Meet The...

"When it is all finished, you will discover it was never random" I must admit that I got a little stunned reading these rather simple but profound lines....

Are You Really The ‘Blessed’ Special Needs Parent?

Being  a special needs mother isn't the best thing in the world as propagated by many but it's not the worst either. It's somewhere in the middle! Like...

Assumptions: The Reason We Fail Our Special Needs Children

The year was 1836, when a brave and curious girl named Elizabeth Blackwell challenged thousands of years of belief that women were not as smart as men. In...

Some Gems For Special Needs Parents From Andrew Solomon

When I first heard his talk, (Andrew Solomon Ted Talk) I was puzzled about how could someone reach out to my heart so effortlessly. The more I heard...