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2012 in Review: The Special-Needs Stories That Caught Our Attention

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August 2012 in Review

In August, the return of school brought back to attention old favorites like the paper-bag book cover step-by-step. We were also still talking about NBC's bad Paralympics performance, and worrying about blog comments from unsympathetic teachers. Look back at the posts, articles, and comments you found and made on this site in August.

Top 10 Blog Posts of the Month
These posts were the most-read of the month. The year the post was written is indicated in parentheses.

  1. Does Mady Gosselin Need Discipline, or a Diagnosis? (2009)
  2. NBC: 5,000 Hours for Olympics, 0 Hours for Paralympics (2012)
  3. Smart Wives, Misled Mothers, and More of Your Comments (2007)
  4. Setting Up an iTunes Account Without a Credit Card (2008)
  5. The Middle Actor Has Osteogenesis Imperfecta (2010)
  6. Papoose Boards Make Child Restraint … Easy? Inhumane? (2007)
  7. Ritalin for Autism (2005)
  8. Share Your Proud Moments on the Forum (2009)
  9. Autistic Kids, Violent Adults (2009)
  10. College Scholarships for Students With Special Needs (2007)

Top 10 New Blog Posts
Of all posts written in August, these were the most popular. The date posted is indicated in parentheses.

  1. The Teacher You Fear Your Child Will Get (August 23)
  2. Food-Allergy Activities and More Fun Things to Do (August 25)
  3. Hey, NBC Found an Hour and a Half for the Paralympics! (August 14)
  4. How Parents Can Help With Speech Therapy (August 21)
  5. Eating, Reading, and More Fun Things to Do (August 18)
  6. Good News and Bad News About Transplants for Kids With Special Needs (August 9)
  7. Teacher Says Most Parents Don't Give a Darn (August 29)
  8. From My Inbox: Children's Books and College Help (August 13)
  9. Telling the School That "We Are the Parents, We Get the Final Say" (August 22)
  10. A Little Uplift for Those Downhearted Days (August 2)

Top 10 Articles of the Month
These articles were the most-viewed of August 2012.

  1. What Is ADD?
  2. Paper-Bag Book Cover Step-by-Step
  3. 504 FAQ
  4. How to Make a Paper-Bag Book Cover
  5. Set Up a Free iTunes Account Without Credit Card, Gift Card or Allowance
  6. 101 Things to Do When There's Nothing to Do
  7. Sample 504 Plans
  8. What Are Special Needs?
  9. Tea Tree Oil for Head Lice
  10. Write Your Own Behavior Plan

Top 5 New Articles
Of the articles written in August 2012, these were the most-viewed that month.

  1. All-Purpose Apology Templates
  2. Your Back-to-School Reading List
  3. Book Review: Speaking of Apraxia
  4. Book Excerpt: "How Can Parents Assist With Speech Therapy?"
  5. Cerebral Palsy News 2012

Most Commented-On Posts
These are the posts that got the most reaction from you in August. The year the post was written is indicated in parentheses.

  1. NBC: 5,000 Hours for Olympics, 0 Hours for Paralympics (2012)
  2. Hey, NBC Found an Hour and a Half for the Paralympics! (2012)
  3. Inclusion: How's That Working Out for You? (2009)
  4. Ritalin for Autism? (2005)
  5. The Teacher You Fear Your Child Will Get (2012)

All New Articles and Posts
These weekly round-ups list everything new in August. Click through to see what was going on that week on About.com Parenting Children With Special Needs.

All of Your Comments
Find a list of all posts that received comments in August in these weekly comment round-ups:

More Special-Needs News
Find posts from around the Web that were featured in Today's News and Views on the topic pages.

  1. About.com
  2. Parenting
  3. Children With Special Needs
  4. Respite
  5. Article Index
  6. Fun and Games
  7. August 2012 in Review: The Special-Needs Stories That Caught Our Attention

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