One of the unfortunate parts of parenting a child with special needs is dealing with misguided comments and questions from relatives.
Feelings of isolation among parents of special needs children are common. They often feel alienated from their families and their communities because they barely have time for social obligations like dinners and family get-togethers.
Family Therapy or Family Counselling is a form of group therapy that addresses the behaviours of all family members and the way they affect not only individual family members but also relationships among family members and the family as a whole.
We often hear the phrase “going through depression” thrown around casually in conversation. We may come home from a bad day at work and say that we are depressed.
Learning disabilities are a term used to refer to a wide variety of learning problems. A learning disability should not be misinterpreted as a problem with intelligence or motivation.
All children acquire skills and develop at their own pace. Some children crawl earlier than average, but walk later than average, or skip crawling altogether and walk first.
Parenting is a difficult task and being a parent of a child with a disorder is challenging. Parents may face many challenges because of their lack of awareness about the condition.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a type of therapeutic intervention that can improve social, communication, and learning skills through reinforcement techniques. In addition to improving general adaptive behaviors, such as social skills, learning skills, it can focus on a specific skill learning.
The recent coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent need to adopt online counselling techniques has shown us where the world might be heading into in the next few years in this field. As experts say that social distancing is here to stay at least for the next year to reduce the possibility of further community transmission.
Uncertainty is that strange, uncomfortable feeling of anxiety when you are no longer in familiar territory and yet don’t know what lies ahead. Needless to mention, the COVID-19 situation has brought into our lives unprecedented volatility, complexity, ambiguity, and uncertainty.
Being the mother of a special needs child can reshape your identity. Much of your life is built around the needs of your child. It is important to remember that being the parent of a child with special needs is an important part of our identity. But it shouldn’t be all of our identity. This mother’s day we’re celebrating you by acknowledging and appreciating your efforts.
Colour is one of the very first concepts we learn, and we use colour to convey emotion, messages, and meaning. Recent studies on how individuals perceive colour and the related sensory responses show that some individuals may be more sensitive to colour.
Music therapy is a type of expressive arts therapy that uses music to improve and maintain the physical, psychological, and social well-being of individuals. Music therapists use music and its many facets-physical, emotional, mental, social, etc.
Under the strain of coronavirus, schools, centre services, and other recreational services across the nation are getting shut and children and parents are home with nowhere to turn to for support with developmental needs.
As confirmed cases of the number of persons infected with COVID-19 keep rising, people all over the world are making the choice to stay at home and practice social distancing. Medical experts all over the world have stressed the importance of doing so as it is necessary to stop the coronavirus spread.
Did you know that the current halt in therapy services for special needs children can leave a long-lasting impact on your child’s developmental progress and set them back for months? The recent coronavirus outbreak has affected lives all over the world. The spread…
Chances are if you are a parent of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), you may find yourself a little confused with the variety of provisions when it comes to special education and selecting a plan that works best for your child’s individual needs because there is so much to know in order to get your child the best help possible.
Parents of young children are often concerned about their child's development and whether they're meeting developmental milestones. But even when a missing milestone has been spotted, it doesn't necessarily mean that it's a definitive signal of an underlying problem or disorder.
Dyslexia is a very common condition that affects the brain’s ability to process written and spoken language. It’s typically thought of as a reading disorder, but writing, spelling and speaking can also be affected by dyslexia. It’s a condition that lasts a lifetime, but a wide range of teaching methods and strategies have been developed to help those affected by dyslexia to overcome it and lead successful, productive lives.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – commonly referred to as ADHD – is a disorder that simply put, makes it hard to pay attention. While most think of ADHD as a disorder that affects children, it can affect adults as well, having an impact on their ability to stay focused, organized and control their impulses.