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How do I care for someone with a sensory-related developmental disability?

If a child in your care has a sensory-related developmental disability, you should follow their treatment plan. Provide feedback for the professionals who work with your child. Let them know what is working and what isn't. Treatment plans may change over time to meet the needs of the specific child.

In addition, make sure you have what you need to meet the challenge of caring for a child with a sensory-related developmental disability. Learn what you can about these disabilities, and make contact with other parents with children with disabilities who may be able to help support you and your family.

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