Getting Ready for Your Appointment
We know that going to new places, and meeting new people, can cause worry and stress. Read one of these stories ahead of your visit, at a time when your child is calm and attentive. Together you will see photos of our offices, learn about some activities, and see other children having fun here. The story can help you and your child get familiar with ISAND. Read it a few times before you come, and talk about what might happen during the visit. It helps to know more ahead of the appointment, and then the new things do not seem so scary!
To learn about how social narratives can help your child make sense of new experiences, click here: https://autismcanada.org/living-with-autism/treatments/non-medical/communication/social-stories/.
To create your own social narratives, visit: https://www.autismspeaks.ca/science-services-resources/resources/templates-for-personalized-teaching-stories/.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
What is Autism?
The Autism Ontario website contains a vast collection of autism-related resources, including basic information, advocacy tool-kits, deep dives into specific topics, expert-led webinars, and access to autism professionals across Ontario.
Pediatric Dentistry at Holland Bloorview
In some cases, clients may be eligible for treatment under general anesthesia.
Their services are also offered to siblings of clients.
For more information about Holland Bloorview’s dental services, including their Cleft Lip and Palate/ Craniofacial Dental Program, visit www.hollandbloorview.ca/dentalservices.
What Is a Birth Injury?
A birth injury describes any type of injury that a baby suffers before, during, or directly after childbirth.
Many babies suffer from minor injuries during delivery that do not need to be treated and often heal on their own in days or weeks. Some birth injuries can lead to more severe complications, resulting in your child having a disability for the rest of their life.
Birth Defects vs Birth Injuries
There is a significant difference between birth defects and birth injuries. The main differentiator between a birth defect and a birth injury is how they develop.
Abnormalities that typically form while a child is still in the womb. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), birth defects typically develop within the first three months of pregnancy. Factors such as drug use, family medical history, and untreated infections may increase the risk of birth defects.
Generally happen when the child is being born. Common injuries that occur during childbirth include physical head trauma and brain bleeds.
Birth Injury Causes
Birth injuries can be a result of brain damage caused by several risk factors and conditions during childbirth. Each cause is distinct and can lead to different types of birth injuries.