- Since every second counts, always look for a missing child in the pool first. Precious time is often wasted looking for missing children anywhere but in the pool. - Even if children can swim, it doesn't make them drown-proof. Always supervise children using the pool. -For more information about drowning prevention, read CPSC's Safety Barrier Guidelines for Pools (PDF) and How to Plan for the Unexpected (PDF). Linked at the bottom of article
ADHD, Dyscalculia (general mathematical problems), dysgraphia (writing difficulties), dyspraxia (motor skills problems), dyslexia (reading disorder), Gerstmann's Syndrome (often after a stroke or brain injury) - signs to look out for in children
Self injurious behaviors are, unfortunately, not unusual for kids with special needs. These behaviors could be anything from biting, hitting or even banging their head on the walls or furniture. Here are some tips to help you sort through why your child is displaying the behavior and how you can help them stop.