Speech disorders affect anywhere from 8-9% of the population and can include issues with stuttering, slurred speech, and can also make children susceptible to bullying as they will have issues with basic communications with their peer; and can slow down their learning in school. Read more
It is estimated that up to 10% of the population are affected by specific learning disabilities, and children affected by a learning disability typically are affected by multiple learning disabilities. While many people assume that only slow children are affected, even children with high intelligence can be affected. Read more
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that affects up to 11% of children between the ages of 4 – 17 years old, and is more common than many people believe. Boys are three times more likely to be diagnosed for ADHD, and while some people may see this as a disorder affecting children, at least 4% of adults have been diagnosed with ADHD. Read more
A child with special needs requires special attention and considerations. It’s not just the child that is affected, but their family is also deeply affected, and needs to be actively involved in their child’s success.
It is every parent’s wish to see their child be successful. Some of the common success route are in ensuring their child attend the best school in the neighbourhood, providing tuition for the child, and finally witnessing their child’s graduation ceremony. However, can the same be apply to parents with special needs children? Read more
Children with learning disorders will have on-going difficulties in processing and retaining information. This will negatively affect reading, writing, spelling, and maths abilities of the child. Some of the most common learning disorders include: Read more
Edith Cowan University (ECU) is the second-largest university, most popular, and longest established school of education in Western Australia (WA). It is home to over 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, including over 6,000 international students from more than 100 countries. Read more
Albert Einstein, Tom Cruise and Leonardo Da Vinci are well-known in their respective field of work. One thing they share in common is that they are dyslexic. There are many stereotypes about dyslexic people being “slow-learners” but have you ever wondered how some dyslexic people managed to be so successful?
Play Therapy is an intervention strategy to help children safely communicate and express their feelings and thoughts naturally in order to deal with trauma, loss, delayed development, and other developmental and social issues . Play therapy is fun, free-flowing, non-directed, and effective.
Getting a child to listen is not always the easiest thing to do in the world, but learning how to get a child to listen becomes especially important for children with special needs.
Children have a variety of reasons for not listening to their parents, guardian, or teachers. Read more