Whether you are a parent or a professional looking for information specific to a diagnosis, you’ll find a wealth of information at My Unique Child. Let me share a little about the great things you will find there.
First, My Unique Child is a very warm and reassuring place. The site is brought to you by Cheryl Scott, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, who also happens to be the mother of a child with special needs. She’s also a really nice person. When she invites your comments and questions, know that her invitation is sincere. The site is growing and changing and she would appreciate your input about what would best meet your needs.
You will find My Unique Child to be well-organized. You can locate the information you need easily.
The first section provides information on exceptionalities (the special challenges that our kids face) and diagnostic codesfor various disorders, which is something that parents need often for the mountains of medical paperwork. With ever-changing codes, it’s really nice to have an up-to-date source for this information.
The second section provides a nice assortment of videos related to specific challenges. Some provide information or first-hand insights about living with a particular disorder. Others offer ideas for therapy activities to help children learn and communicate.
You’ll find an ever-growing book list, from general disabilities information and coping to specific diagnoses.
Following the contact page tab, there is a page of helpful tools. These include free video tutorials and a list of recommended products to use with your child. All of them are tested and true.
I hope you will pop over to Cheryl’s My Unique Child site; you’ll be glad you did. Pull up a cup of coffee and settle in for a good browse. And while you’re there, please let her know what else you’d like to see.