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06 Feb 2017

Throughout Michigan, education programs and resources that enhance learning are available for most young children. Through public school districts, special education support and services for preschool-aged children with a developmental delay or disability are available for those who qualify.

Communication is key, experts say.

06 Feb 2017

When bringing up the subject, family members or friends should “think of the range of reactions they might be greeted with,” Rispoli said. “Some parents might feel relieved that others noticed what they were thinking. But for many parents, it can be a shock.”

Considering the emotion surrounding the topic, and to avoid alienating parents or heightening their anxiety, Fitton and Rispoli advise approaching the subject with sensitivity. They offer these tips for talking to parents about concerns with a child’s development:

19 Jan 2016

Detroit Free Press Article Published 11:13 a.m. EST January 19, 2016

When Jessica Goettes' son struggled learning to speak as a toddler, she knew she needed to act early.  As a longtime teacher in West Bloomfield School District, Geottes fully appreciated how early intervention in the face of learning delays can make a world of difference for a child. (Read full article from freep.com here.)

15 Jan 2016

Oakland County Moms - Article published by Glen LaGrou, January 15th, 2016 

Build Up Michigan offers tips and fun activities to support your child's development.  Research states that what children learn in their first five years makes a significant impact on their entire life.  Parents, grandparents, childcare providers and educators all contribute to a child's development by providing a positive environment in which they can learn.

13 Jan 2016

Lansing State Journal Article Published 9:24 p.m. EST January 13, 2016 

While the first priority of parents with a newborn is bonding with their child, Dr. Harman Nagler notes that it's also important to nuture another relationship - with their family pediatrician. (read full article on lansingstatejournal.com here)

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