Category: Special Needs & Disabilities

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6 Reasons to Own a Dog

Trying to talk your loved ones into getting a pet? Here’s 6 great reasons to own a dog. The concept of animal therapy, specifically...

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a chronic motor skills disorder that impairs a child's ability to perform everyday tasks. Here's what you ought to know.

Understanding Developmental Coordination Disorder

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a chronic motor skills disorder that impairs a child’s ability to perform everyday...

My Teenager Won’t Kiss Me In Public… And I’m Happy

As the mother of a child with special needs, I have struggled with my share of autism-related issues, but on the flip side I have not had...

Blogger Meredith shares a letter written for her special needs child about how much she loves him in spite of challenges. | DrDina.ca

A Letter to My Special Needs Child

I love you. You get to be the baby forever. We knew the day that you were born that something was different about you. The doctor was late...

Everyone is Fighting a Battle You Know Nothing About | Kindness | DrDina.ca

Everyone is Fighting a Battle You Know Nothing About

You know the saying, “Be kind, for everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about?” Really think about that saying. Think about...

Dr. Jemma Helfman discusses what mental health diagnosis means for your child, and what the pros and cons of seeking medical diagnosis can be. | Psychology | Pediatrics | DrDina.ca

The Pros and Cons of Mental Health Diagnosis

There are pros and cons to mental health diagnosis. What does it mean for your child? From the time they arrive in to our lives, we cannot...

ADHD Awareness: Tips for Building School Communication | DrDina.ca | Joanne Sallay | TeachersOnCall.ca

ADHD Awareness: Tips for Building School Communication

ADHD Awareness Month: Tips for Building School Communication October is ADHD Awareness Month—a time to spread awareness and share...

October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month! | DrDina.ca | Jennifer Halfin, Physiotherapist

October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month!

October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month! October is National Spina Bifida Awareness Month, so in the spirit I’d like to take a moment to...