Preschool Special Education/Part B-619 Eligibility

Children ages 3 through 5 who have a disability as defined by one of the categories listed below are eligible for preschool services provided through the local school system. In some local school systems preschool children may also be eligible if they meet the criteria of Developmental Delay. In Maryland, the categories of disability include:… Continue Reading Preschool Special Education/Part B-619 Eligibility

Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Ever try to reason with a toddler in the middle of a full-blown tantrum? What you quickly realize is that not only are they super loud but bribing, pleading, threatening “time outs” and raising your voice are all useless acts of desperation. The most effective approach is to get down to eye level and talk… Continue Reading Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Learning Links Profile: Abila Tazanu M.D.

Abila Tazanu M.D. has a unique perspective on the daily challenges and long term triumphs of all parents with kids on the autism spectrum. It is an insider view that she is using to change the way children with developmental disabilities are screened. Her passion makes sense. Doctor Tazanu is not only one of Prince… Continue Reading Learning Links Profile: Abila Tazanu M.D.

Learning Links Profile: Ed Feinberg

Imagine in two days you will be homeless. That is only the tip of the iceberg. You’re also suffering from diabetes. You’ve run out of food stamps. You are a victim of domestic violence and you’re beginning to suspect your toddler has a developmental delay. Things are pretty bleak but assistance is out there and… Continue Reading Learning Links Profile: Ed Feinberg

Learning Links Profile: Brenda Hussey-Gardner, P.H.D.

Inside the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the University of Maryland Medical Center you’ll find a very advanced level of neonatal care. With state-of-the-art equipment, advanced monitoring techniques and sophisticated medication, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) specialists help vulnerable babies grow into healthy children. That journey is not purely a physical one. Many premature babies… Continue Reading Learning Links Profile: Brenda Hussey-Gardner, P.H.D.

Learning Links Profile: Deborah G. Badawi, MD

Transitions aren’t always easy. The question of how you help a child move from the sheltered world of childhood and adolescence to the world of independent adult life is a struggle for all parents. If you have ever tried to teach your teenager how to do laundry you’ve gotten a glimpse into the difficulty of… Continue Reading Learning Links Profile: Deborah G. Badawi, MD