Familiar faces.THE SHERMANS
Amin Sherman, 9, left, wrote to EP about his little sister Cathy, 7, who has difficulty walking; his brother Colton, 6, bottom right; and Brenson, 17, who is blind. Amin enjoys watching movies with his brothers and playing Nintendo with Cathy.
DAVID David, in the Bible
David, d. c.970 B.C., king of ancient Israel (c.1010–970 B.C.), successor of Saul. The Book of First Samuel introduces him as the youngest of eight sons who is anointed king by Samuel to replace Saul, who had been deemed a failure.
David Elimech, 11, is in the 5th grade. He receives a great deal of help and support at school, and goes to his special education teacher for math and language arts language arts
The subjects, including reading, spelling, and composition, aimed at developing reading and writing skills, usually taught in elementary and secondary school. . His main diagnosis is non-verbal learning disability. He also demonstrates some aspects of autism autism (ô`tĭzəm), developmental disability resulting from a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain. It is characterized by the abnormal development of communication skills, social skills, and reasoning. . He is pictured here riding Caitlin at riding camp at a local farm.
Austin Douglas Weiss, 2, and his cousin Brianna share a hug and some colorfull stickers! Austin has congenital muscular dystrophy Congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) is the term used to describe muscular dystrophy that is present at birth. CMD describes a number of autosomal recessive diseases of muscle weakness and possible joint deformities, present at birth and slowly progressing. . He enjoys watching movies, playing on the computer and going for rides in the trailer behind dad's bike. He loves Barney, Blue's Clues and especially Bob the Builder <noinclude></noinclude> <noinclude></noinclude> Bob the Builder is a children's television character created by Keith Chapman. Bob appears as a construction contractor in a stop motion animated programme with his colleague Wendy, various neighbours .
Andrew Burgess, 5, and brother Nick, 10, are both accomplished swimmers
and love to be under water. Drew receives speech, occupational and physical therapy. He also takes swimming, gymnastics and dance lessons. He even teaches Nick a few wrestling tricks! Nick enjoys racing go-carts, playing with Drew and making him laugh.
Jordan Tyler Pringle, 1, loves to dance and learn new things. Jordan was born with Down syndrome Down syndrome, congenital disorder characterized by mild to severe mental retardation, slow physical development, and characteristic physical features. Down syndrome affects about 1 in every 730 live births and occurs in all populations equally. and opsoclonus. His mom, MaryBeth, retired early to stay at home and provide special instruction. He is averaging a slight developmental delay developmental delay
A chronological delay in the appearance of normal developmental milestones achieved during infancy and early childhood, caused by organic, psychological, or environmental factors. with the efforts of a great team for his early intervention ear·ly intervention
n. Abbr. EI
A process of assessment and therapy provided to children, especially those younger than age 6, to facilitate normal cognitive and emotional development and to prevent developmental disability or delay. program. Jordan thrives from the stimulation and role modeling he gets from his siblings and parents.
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