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Dyslexia - What's the deal?

Dyslexia - What's the deal?

Published on: 07 May 2022

Have you seen your child or student struggle to read or make sense of what they are reading? Do they get super frustrated, angry and lash out? Research from the World Health organisation  shows Dyslexia to effects up to 20 % of the population. That’s 2 in every 10 people!!!   So what is Dyslexia? "Dyslexia is a {genetically linked} learning disorder that affects your ability to read, spell, write, and speak" WebMD But it's not as simple as that. Dyslexia causes the brain to process information in a convoluted manner= meaning simply that people with

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Making sense of a return to school after a chaotic couple of years.

Making sense of a return to school after a chaotic couple of years.

Published on: 07 May 2022

Making sense of a return to school after a chaotic couple of years; Pandemic Tales. Returning to school after the pandemic has been a difficult process for all students, more so for those with special needs. So as educators what can we do to support this transition back into the classroom. Let’s explore some tips that could be useful in coping with these changes. Looks Familiar!!!!!!! What you can do: 1. Change-understanding and supporting it Most people struggle with change and are not comfortable with it. Returning to school means, new schedules, new teachers, n

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Hyposensitivty- What's the Deal?

Hyposensitivty- What's the Deal?

Published on: 30 Nov -0001

Does your child seek constant stimulation? Jumping from a height, listening to super loud music or staring into bright light? In 2020 The National Library of Medicaine in the US reported that up to 1 in 6 children are effected by Sensory Processing issues.  So what is Hyposensitivity? "Hyposensitivity means that your child may have a small reaction to sensory input - i.e. they are not very sensitive” according to the Sensory Toolbox.  Everyone experiences sensation differently and most of us are somewhere in the middle of a spectrum but some children polarise to the

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Autism - What's the Deal?

Autism - What's the Deal?

Published on: 04 Jun 2022

Is your child quirky? Do they have sensory issues, find it hard to relate to people? Do they have stellar focus and concentration? Are they genius in certain areas?  Is your child Autistic? The World Health Ortganisation estimates that 1 in every 100 children has autism.  So what is Autism? Autism – also referred to as autism spectrum disorder ? constitutes a diverse group of conditions related to development of the brain. Characteristics may be detected in early childhood, but autism is often not diagnosed until much later. The abilities and needs of autistic peopl

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