Some people with profound hearing loss identify themselves as a part of a deaf community with a unique language and culture.
The incidence of persistent toe walking and tight heel cords were found to be higher in children with an autistic spectrum disorder but lower in children with Asperger syndrome.
Here are some things to keep in mind when communicating with an person who has autism spectrum disorder.
Asperger’s Syndrome is a form of Autism that is defined by the person’s lack of social skills as well as communication difficulties.
Sensorineural hearing loss can be congenital or can come on suddenly without warning. Learn the causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
Even though you may have never seen sign language, you may actually know some. Here are 21 basic signs you'll probably recognize right away.
Many doctors claim to understand tinnitus, but end up wasting our time. This article is an essay of my experience with doctors, information I learned from research, and a review of how I'm dealing with my tinnitus.
We have become more accepting of children with autism in our communities, but many adults on the spectrum still feel isolated and alone.
Autism is a complicated medical condition that requires specially trained professionals for an accurate diagnosis. Untrained individuals cannot and should not label a child as autistic.
A closer look at whether disability simulations really help non-disabled people by increasing understanding and empathy. Do these simulations decrease the stigma and myth surrounding disability?
Here are some of the main issues that irritate and challenge people with mobility issues who use wheelchairs.
A teacher of the visually impaired shares insights on the dumb things people sometimes do when they are around a blind person.
Should deaf children learn sign language? An examination of conflicting opinions on this controversial subject.
Drama therapy has a uniquely human approach to autism. It embraces the condition and helps open up the autistic young person to the world of social play, interaction and the imagination.
A helpful guide with illustrations to assist parents and caregivers in determining if a child may be autistic. Here are ten early detection signs of autism to look for.
Sensory integration disorder (SID) is common but often misunderstood and unrecognized in autism, Asperger's, and PDD-NOS. Learn the facts about SID and autism.
Sixteen simple and effective tips to support teens and adults who are hypersensitive to what they see, hear and smell.
Not sure how to handle jury duty with your hearing loss? You should know that the law protects your equal rights to serve on a jury.
In spite of more exposure to deaf people in the media, certain myths prevail about this unique and diverse community.
A common cause of hearing loss is damage to the hair cells in the cochlea of the inner ear. Researchers hope to use stem cell therapy to produce new hair cells.
This article looks at various myths around people with visual impairments and the facts that dispel these myths from a counselor with teacher of the visually impaired training.
Many people are fascinated by sign language but don't understand much about it. Common myths and misconceptions are addressed.
One simple test may help save your vision and prevent future problems with eyesight. Take the test now.
AMD or age-related macular degeneration is one of the major eye problems associated with aging. This article discusses AMD including definition, causes, risk factors, symptoms, and treatments.
There are many types of speech disorders, or speech impediments. In this article, we will consider six different types.
The number of disabled Americans may surprise you! Read more about how many people are disabled and the challenges facing them.
Various assistive technology and devices are available to the deaf and hearing impaired. This article lists a few of the auditory and non-auditory devices available to improve communication in the lives of the deaf and the hard of hearing.
Does your child with autism cry inconsolably and you don't know how to help them? This article reviews commonly overlooked reasons for constant crying and offers suggestions to solve the problem.