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Autism: signs , symptoms and screening You may be worried, confused, or hopeful that you’ll find a diagnosis for your child’s symptoms. Whatever you’re feeling, something brought you to this page. The best thing you can do is find the answer to your question. If it is autism, appropriate support can make a huge difference...
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Early Intervention Program Description WHAT IS EARLY INTERVENTION? The first three years of life are the most crucial period for a child’s growth and development. Congenital, genetic, medical or environmental conditions may prevent young children from learning to move, explore, communicate and develop a sense of their own identity. The primary focus of early intervention...
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Why Opt For a Shadow Service? You must have heard the term ‘shadow teacher’ doing the rounds but chances are that you do not know what exactly it means. The term may sound daunting but many parents prefer a shadow teacher over isolated special needs set-ups or special schools. Who are shadow teachers? Shadow teachers...
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The Role of Occupational Therapy in Sensory Processing Issues If You Suspect Your Child Has Sensory Processing Issues While sensory processing issues are frequently seen in children with autism, lots of kids who are not on the autism spectrum also experience them. There is no medication to treat sensory processing issues. But there are therapies...
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Autism: Symptoms & Signs Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of neurodevelopmental disorders predominantly characterized by impaired social functioning and communication disturbances. Symptoms can include intense focus on one item, unresponsiveness, lack of understanding social cues (like tone of voice or body language), repetitive movements, or self-abusive behavior like head-banging. The severity of the symptoms...
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Five Common Reasons for Couple’s Therapy All couples experience conflict. For some it’s battles about money. The coronavirus pandemic has added yet another potential stressor: more time at home together, which can exacerbate tensions or expose hidden cracks in a relationship. Therapy can help. Contrary to what some may believe, it’s not about finger-pointing —...
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What causes different types of tic disorders? Tics are irregular, uncontrollable, unwanted, and repetitive movements of muscles that can occur in any part of the body. Movements of the limbs and other body parts are known as motor tics. Involuntary repetitive sounds, such as grunting, sniffing, or throat clearing, are called vocal tics. Types of...
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What is Language Therapy? Language therapy is a very broad label for many types of therapies that a speech-language pathologist (SLP or speech therapist) can provide for children.  Language therapy addresses children with delays or disorders in the following areas: Listening Skills: How your child is able to understand what is being said to her...
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What is misophonia? Misophonia is a disorder where people have abnormally strong and negative reactions to the ordinary sounds humans make, such as chewing or breathing. It is not unusual for people to occasionally be irritated by some everyday sounds. But for individuals with misophonia, the sound of someone smacking their lips or clicking a...
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5 Different types of Special Education Needs Special education needs basically refers to a range of educational and social services catered by educational institutions to those children who are born with disabilities and who are between 3 to 21 years of age. Special education program is designed to make sure that the students with disabilities are...
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