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How to help your kids succeed in life

Written by: Victoria Prooday I am an occupational therapist with 10 years of experience working with children, parents, and teachers. In my practice, I have seen and continue to see a decline in kids’ social, emotional, and academic functioning, as well as a sharp increase in learning disabilities and other diagnoses. Today’s children come to school emotionally unavailable for learning...

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Does my child have sensory processing disorder?

Sensory processing disorder (SPD) has long been associated with autism, and its external manifestations are often what lead a parent to getting a diagnosis. For a many years SPD was seen as a “symptom” of autism, but a breakthrough study in 2013 found that this disorder had a biological basis that separated it from many other neurological disorders. More recently it was found that...

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WE ARE BACK TO SCHOOL!!

This term is packed with new and exciting leaning experiences for our pupils…..

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What’s Difference Between Aspergers and Autism?

What’s Difference Between Aspergers and Autism? One common question parents may face is: what’s the difference between Aspergers and Autism? Relatives, friends or teachers may want to help, but they are unsure what the diagnosis means. Mixed messages from the medical community further complicate this topic. The medical community has gone back and forth on relating Autism and Asperger...

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Why is occupational therapy important for autistic children?

Children with Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) tend to exhibit significantly different patterns of sensory processing to their peers and to children with other Special Educational Needs (SEN). It is estimated that 60 to 70 per cent of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) present with sensory modulation/processing disorder (Adamson, 2006). Studies have sh...

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