Author - Libby Galin

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Your child received a diagnosis. Now what?

As your child grows and develops, you might find yourself worrying and wondering if their development is on track. And when it comes to development, there’s a lot to keep track of—feeding, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, speech, language, social-emotional development and play (to name a few!). 

What happens if you feel your child is behind in one of these areas? To start, know that you are not alone. Every child develops uniquely and at their own pace. Talk to your pediatrician ...

Posted on March 02, 2016 at 6:00 AM by Libby Galin

Apps for Kids, Daily Exercise

It’s well documented that all healthy kids over the age of 2 require 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous daily exercise to promote healthy living. Not only does exercising regularly keep kids healthy and limit obesity, it promotes a healthy lifestyle that children will carry with them throughout their lives. With the decrease in recess times and cutbacks to state wide physical education requirements, more and more of this daily exercise responsibility is left to the parents. Building off of...

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 5:00 AM by Libby Galin

Use Your Child’s IEP as a Bullying Prevention Tool

Although bullying is not new, recent attention to the problem has made adults more aware of the heartbreaking ways kids can intentionally hurt other kids.  Any child can be a victim of bullying; however, children with special needs often bear the brunt of a bully’s wrath because their differences make them easy targets.  Fortunately, parents of kids with special needs have their own tool for fighting back: their Individual Education Plan (IEP).   An IEP is a document that outlines the extr...

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Libby Galin