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September, 2009

From germs, to sports, to homework, here are some articles to help you help your child deal with school-year challenges.

General Health

What Are Germs?
Germs are the microscopic bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa that can cause disease. With a little prevention, you can keep harmful germs out of your family's way.

Feeding Your Child Athlete
All kids need to eat balanced meals and have a healthy diet. But that balance might change for kids who play on a sports team or work out.

Getting Involved at Your Child's School
Whether your child is just starting kindergarten, entering the final year of high school, or is somewhere in between, there are many good reasons and opportunities for you to volunteer at school.

Elementary Schoolers

Speech-Language Therapy
Certified speech-language pathologists can help kids with speech or language difficulties.

Auditory Processing Disorder
APD is often misunderstood because it can be confused with certain learning disabilities and ADHD.

Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD)
Some kids have hearing loss due to ANSD, a problem in the transmission of sound from the inner ear that makes sound disorganized when it reaches the brain.

See you next month!

Important Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.


Content last reviewed September 15, 2009
Page last updated October 31, 2013