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A young boy with dyslexia has trouble with his school work and shares with the reader how difficult school has been for him. With help from his teachers and parents, he learns new techniques for school success.
Young Emily talks about having childhood depression, her feelings of sadness and not belonging, and the help she receives from her parents, the doctor, and her friends at school.
A young boy describes what it is like to have asthma, what happens during an asthma attack, and how his asthma can be treated and controlled.
Even though Chad has cerebral palsy, he can still attend school and do many of the same things as his classmates. This book answers many of the questions his classmates have but may be too scared or uncomfortable to ask. It also includes an experiment that allows children without cerebral palsy to …
A young boy describes what it is like to have Down Syndrome, what special help he needs to do well in school, and how to be his friend.
Megan, a girl with Tourette Syndrome, tells about the tics that she has and explains that she's just like any other child in so many ways.
A young boy describes what it is like to have ADD, especially the problems it caused him at school, and how his disorder can be treated and controlled.
Jaime tells about her epilepsy and how can people help when she's having a seizure. She also explains about the bracelet that she wears and that tells about her condition and whom to call in emergency.
Introduces hearing aids, what they are, what they look like, and describes the different components.
Describes the Visual Impairment Program at Sunny Hill, including a description of available services, both in hospital and in community outreach.
This is a story of a family in which the father becomes abusive towards his partner and their child. The mother becomes concerned when she realizes what effect the violence is having on the family. She asks for help from her family doctor and takes action towards ending the abuse.
Describes the different stages of normal hearing development in children from birth to 36 months. This will help parents determine if their child needs a hearing test.
The type of hearing loss a child has referes to the part of the ear that is infected, such as the outer ear, the middle ear. The types of hearing loss include conductive hearing loss, seensorineural hearing loss, and mixed hearing loss.
For parents, this pamphlet describes how and why middle ear problems can occur when your baby has a cleft palate. It also discusses the screening program offered by the BC Early Hearing Program, as well as providing Contact Information for related hospital departments and services.
Childhood hearing loss is more common than most people assume, and yet this invisible condition can rob a child of the ability to develop close emotional relationships with family and friends. This book demystifies this condition and offers emotionally-supportive approaches to caring for the child …
An award-winning 15-minute video on what is now known to be the most common cause of visual disturbance in children. The video features 8 children with various degrees of Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) and highlights how their parents and caregivers have successfully supported them as they learn …
Written by parents, medical professionals and special educators, this is a guide for families of children with mild to severe visual impairments. Topics covered in this book include: diagnosis, treatment and medical issues; family life and adjustment, including talking to siblings; child developme…
Information to assist parents and caregivers of a child with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI).
This 9-minute captioned CD is to educate parents-to-be, the public and health care professionals on the vital importance of early detection and its impact on a child's speech, language and social development. Available in many languages.
Information for parents who recently found out their child has a hearing loss. Describes the different degrees of hearing loss.
Describes the different types of hearing tests, including tympanometry, visual reinforcement audiometry (VRA), otoacoustic emissions (OAE), conditioned play audiometry, audiology Brainstem response, and pure tone audiometry.
http://www.cw.bc.ca/library/pdf/pamphlets/Can You Hear Me Now BCCW.pdf
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; This unique memoir is the shocking tale of an abused child. It is the first in a collection of four essays built around art therapy, old photos, and memories. Dropping you into the mind of the child, Ms. O'Sullivan brings the reader on an int…
Written for parents of two- to five-year olds who are deaf or hard of hearing. This family friendly book discusses communication, thinking, motor and social development. The authors suggest activities that promote language skills as part of everyday tasks. The book fosters positive child interacti…
Explains how a unilateral hearing loss affects a child's ability to hear and respond to sound, and what parents can do to ensure ongoing hearing care for the child.
Includes information about the Hearing Loss Team (HLT) at Sunny Hill - who they are, what services they provide, how to set up an assessment with the team, and how to prepare for an assessment.
Mayo Clinic on Better Hearing and Balance, Second Edition offers helpful guidance to find an effective treatment for your ear-related problems?one that fits your individual needs and lifestyle.
Written by a licensed psychologist, this guide is aimed at kids ages 10 to 16 years old with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to help them take control of their disorder and find success in school and in life. Using a cognitiv-behavioral therapy method to stress gradual exposure to students' obs…
This resource provides readers with both a conceptual framework with which to understand working with CVI and concrete strategies to apply directly in their work.
This pamphlet gives information about hearing loss and hearing screening for newborns. Also includes a quick check list of developmental signs for hearing, speech and language from birth to age 12 months.
Explains what a slight hearing loss is, how it affects children, how to help children with a slight hearing loss in the classroom, and how to read an audiogram.
Information about the deaf, hard of hearing & deaf-blind well-being program.
Covers anything needed to know about the development of 504 Service Agreements and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) in parent-friendly language designed especially for those dealing with autism and Asperger's Syndrome. It also tackles issues that will come up during school years such as dev…
Five year old Dottie is dreading the first day of school. Then she discovers that teachers help you learn new things and that recess is the greatest.
This book addresses the needs of children who are blind or visually impaired from birth to age 5. It provides clear descriptions of early intervention techniques with blind and visually impaired children and stresses the benefits of family involvement and transdisciplinary teamwork. Practical appli…
An award winning 22-minute video full of information and hope for you and your child who is visually impaired. Based on the latest techniques in the field of visual development in young children, the video explains how children acquire visual skills, and how you can help them along the way. You'll …
A book that covers all aspects of child development: physical, intellectual (including speech and language and sensory ability), social and emotional. It provides practical suggestions for enhancing independence in a visually impaired child, as well as to develop his or her abilities to cope with t…
Take Out the Toys is the second booklet in the Make Play R.O.C.K. booklet series for parents of young children with autism. ; This booklet focuses on expanding your child?s ?functional play? ? the kind of early toy play that involves doing conventional or ?expected? actions on toys, like putting sh…