Stimming is a self-stimulating behaviour that involves repetitive movements, sounds, or words. An example of stimming is when someone flaps their hands and arms repetitively. This is most often associated with an action that autistic children perform. This can sometimes be accompanied by a repetitive sound. Read more
One of the most challenging situations to deal with as an educator or parent of special needs children is classroom disruption. Disruptions impede the learning process and create additional stress for the child and other students. Read more
Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorder. ADHD is often diagnosed in early childhood and is characterised by an inability to focus, forgetfulness, hyperactivity, and often an inability to get along with peer groups.
While it may seem easy enough to identify, the reality is that ADHD can be quite tricky to identify.
The symptoms are so broad that many normal behaviour can easily be misidentified as behaviour consistent with ADHD. As a result, parents and educators are left having to deal with unfair misconception and misinformation that could potentially negatively affect the child’s development and the kind of help that they may require. Read more
The common understanding of dyslexia is that it causes children to read backwards. Sometimes people might even think it means children can’t read. While some misconceptions about dyslexia may be based upon some amount of truth, many of it are also just misconceptions and myths. Read more
Special Children have meltdowns due to different reasons, and these showcases of displeasure will run their course whether you like it or not. A meltdown could be the result of a wide range of factors, but here are a few ways you can help to support your child during a meltdown.
Each of us have different handwriting styles. Some are neat while others are sloppy and misaligned, yet still remain legible. It is when the handwriting is illegible that you must take special note. Children who have trouble expressing themselves in writing may have a condition known as ‘Dysgraphia’. The term comes from the Greek words dys, which means “impaired”, and graphia, meaning “writing letter by hand”. Read more