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Oct. 02nd, 2019

What are Sensory Rooms?

Sensory integration (sensory processing) can be a challenge for individuals with developmental disorders such as Autism, Down Syndrome or ADHD, the brain may over or under react to sensory stimuli. ...

Sep. 26th, 2019

Low Muscle Tone

Low muscle tone is a phrase used to describe muscles that are floppy - this can also be known as hypotonia. People with low muscle tone often have difficulty engaging ...

Sep. 23rd, 2019

Antidepressant Use in the Treatment of Depression

Depression is a mood disorder characterised by persistent feelings of low mood, a loss of motivation, and loss of interest in pleasurable activities (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). In some cases, people ...

Sep. 23rd, 2019

The Importance of Sleep

Sleep is an important part of a person’s overall health and wellbeing, and a lack of sleep can have significant effects on our physical and mental health.  ...

Sep. 16th, 2019

What are Eating Disorders?

An eating disorder is a serious mental illness characterised by extreme concerns about weight, shape, eating and/or body image. These concerns lead to disordered and unhealthy patterns of behaviour, ...

Apr. 01st, 2019

Windows of Opportunity

Windows of opportunity or critical stages of brain development was first discovered by Hubel and Wiesel in the 1970's. They conducted an experiment preventing newborn kittens from using one ...

Mar. 01st, 2019

Learning Disorders

There are a number of disorders included in the learning disorders section. A diagnosis for a learning disorder may be made if an individual’s level of achievement ...

Feb. 01st, 2019

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

The essential features of Childhood disintegrative Disorder is marked regression in multiple areas of functioning following a period of at least 2 years of apparently normal development, this must happen ...

Jan. 01st, 2019

Stuttering

The essential feature of Stuttering is a disturbance in the normal fluency and time patterning or speech that is inappropriate for the individual’s age. This is characterised ...

Dec. 01st, 2018

Phonological Disorder

The essential feature of phonological disorder is failure to use developmentally expected speech sounds that are appropriate for the individual’s age and dialect. This may be present ...

Nov. 01st, 2018

Mixed Receptive-expressive Language Disorder

The essential feature of expressive language disorder is an impairment in expressive language development shown by scores on standardised measures of expressive language development that are substantially below those ...

Oct. 01st, 2018

Expressive Language Disorder

The essential feature of expressive language disorder is an impairment in expressive language development shown by scores on standardised measures of expressive language development that are substantially below those ...

Sep. 01st, 2018

Autism

Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD) is the name given to describe the wide range of behaviours found within the autistic population. Children with an ASD tend to withdraw from interacting ...

Aug. 01st, 2018

Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty in which a person has difficulties with language and words such as reading and spelling. Having dyslexia is not a reflection of intelligence ...

Jul. 01st, 2018

Sensory Processing

Sensory Processing is the ability to organise the information that we receive from our senses (hearing, vision, touch, movement, body position, smell and taste), in order to help us understand ...