Students of all ages are returning to school this month, prompting questions, concerns and hopes for the upcoming semester. JCFS Chicago's therapists and social workers have curated tips and resources in the blogs below to help students and their families with this transition.
Many students are returning to school this month and may feel a mixture of nervousness and excitement to return to “normal.” While back to school season comes with familiarity, this year will certainly be a different experience.
Whether joining online, in person, or a hybrid, our kids are going back to school in the fall, and it will look remarkably different from past first days of school. Read more for tips to set your kindergartener up for success.
They say it’s never too early to learn how to swim, save for the future or teach your children how to do their own laundry. Teaching laundry skills by measuring the detergent, sorting, folding and putting clothes away can all transfer to successful work skills later in life.
By the time children turn two, they typically produce at least 100 words. Yet, not all children develop along this typical trajectory. Phrases such as “he’s a late talker” and "she’ll talk when she wants to” begin to be thrown around. But what does the term “late talker” really mean and how does it differ from a child with a language delay?
April is National Autism Awareness Month (NAAM), and for nearly 50 years has been a time to raise awareness and acceptance. This year is unique. COVID-19 has disrupted many aspects of our daily lives, which can be particularly difficult for children who have autism.
Early intervention is the term used to describe services and support that help babies and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities and their families. “Starting early intervention can significantly change a child’s developmental path and increase their success in school and life,” says Jennie Marble, Director of Integrated Pediatric Therapies.
Are you a parent or caregiver of a child with intellectual/developmental disabilities? Consider joining us at our monthly respite groups at the Joy Faith Knapp Children’s Center on Sundays from 1-4 pm.
As a parent or caregiver, this scene may seem all too familiar. You’re traveling to visit family during the holiday season, or getting the house ready for guests to arrive, when your toddler has a temper tantrum. Tantrums occur when children are trying to get something they want or need.