Thankfully, there are many ways to deal with delays in child
development and behaviors.
These include in-home services, outpatient (you take your child
to a clinic), inpatient (following injury or surgery) and school
based services. Which type of therapy should you choose?
Visit our Therapy
Options area to learn more.
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We understand developmental milestones and the challenges of
Special Needs children. We spend a great deal of time with
families understanding the inner workings of childhood routines
and interactions. Ask us about your child today!
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Get Your Child to Wear Glasses
Strategies to Get Your Child to Wear Glasses
- Involve your child in selecting eyewear (frames). If they have
a say in the style they will be more inclined to wear them.
- Make sure the frames are fitted properly and are comfortable for
your child. No one wants to wear an uncomfortable pair of glasses.
- Explain to your child the benefits of wearing glasses.
- Be positive (and stay positive) about the glasses. If your
child sees that you are not thrilled with them, neither will he or she.
- Be a good role model. If you have glasses wear them.
- Read stories with characters that wear glasses. (Some examples
include: Where Are Your Glasses? by Rhonda Fischer, Luna
and the Big Blur by Shirley Day, Princess Peepers by Pam
Calvert and the Arthur series by Marc Brown)
- Start with short intervals of time, and wearing them during an
enjoyable activity. Children that are nearsighted might be
motivated to wear their glasses during their favorite cartoon as TV is a
good distracter and the glasses will make the TV image clearer.
- Use a timer and gradually increase the amount of time
- Be persistent, do not give in
Visual Development by Age Group
Find Early Intervention
Support contacts in your State. If you have a question or comment for
us, please visit our Contact page.
Early Intervention Helps with Developmental Delay
For children with Special Needs, intervention in early childhood
development means finding specific ways to help a child become as functional
Learn more on our Parenting
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