Have you heard of the Holiday Blues?

Have you heard of the Holiday Blues?

The holiday seasons are time for festivities, family get-togethers, meeting friends, and just having a good time. With such merry mood and holiday spirits everywhere, some may not realise that there is such a thing as the holiday blues. It’s not an urban legend or a tall tale, it is a real problem that people go through during the holidays, and it can be very serious. It even has a name: seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Read more

How does Play Therapy help with childhood trauma?

How does Play Therapy help with childhood trauma?

If you have ever tried to help loved ones experiencing prolonged, acute stress or someone trying to deal with a past traumatic experience, you may have noticed and realised that talking to them doesn’t seem to yield much success. These issues can so deeply affect people that verbalising them may be so difficult that it no longer becomes an option. Read more

Will Play Therapy help my child?

Will Play Therapy help my child?

Play Therapy is a form of psychotherapy and counselling that uses play in a non-directed method to allow the Child to lead therapy sessions. This process reveals and reflect the child’s behaviour back in such a way that the child can confront their own behaviour, giving the therapist a powerful diagnostic tool to determine the cause for any issues. Read more

What does it mean to be a special needs educator?

What does it mean to be a special needs educator?

Being an educator is incredibly meaningful but comes with many challenges. The preparation needed to conduct the lesson, the nerve-wracking encounter with the parents to inform of their child’ progress and the look of joy or sadness after receiving their exam results. These are part of the learning process a typical educator must go through. Read more

What does a Master of Education (Special Education) mean for you?

What does a Master of Education (Special Education) mean for you?

If you have been working for years as an educator for special needs children, you have seen and understand how important all your efforts are, big and small, in helping to guide and educate the children under your care. You have guided them, and you have seen the challenges required, and maybe even helped put implement unique intervention and lesson plans best suited to help your students gain the confidence and skills they will need in society. Read more