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What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

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.

7 Surprising Benefits of Teletherapy & Why it’s the Future of Special Needs Support

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.

Emotional Well-Being in a Time of Great Uncertainty

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.

5 Things Every Mother of Kids with Special Needs Should Hear

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.

The Effect of Colours on the Mood & Behaviour of Children with Autism

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.

Find Out How Music Therapy Can Help Your Child With Autism

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.

Five Ways To Support Your Child With Special Needs During The Lockdown

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.

Maintaining Mental Wellbeing in the middle of a Global Pandemic

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.

Choosing teletherapy for special needs children during the coronavirus outbreak

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…

How can special education benefit your child with ASD?

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.

Early Signs and Symptoms of Autism in Infants & Toddlers

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.

What Is Dyslexia?

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.

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

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.

What is Dysgraphia?

Dysgraphia is a learning disability. However while dyslexia affects one’s ability to read, dysgraphia affects the ability to write. The two disabilities can be confused because they often occur together and they have some symptoms in common.

Autism: how the terminology has changed

They do. Historically, the term autism has been used to label various disorders such as childhood disintegrative disorder, Asperger syndrome, and autistic disorder. In 2013 the disorders were grouped under the term autism spectrum disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Understanding Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is a common genetic disorder that is present from birth. It results in developmental delays that are caused by the presence of extra genetic material. It has an impact on both mental and physical development.

Don’t Let Social Stigma Get in the Way

A parent visits a psychologist and says “Doctor, I feel that my daughter is suffering from depression.” The concerned mom spoke at length about what she’d been witnessing. The doctor acknowledged that although he would need to examine her daughter to provide a formal diagnosis, the behaviors that she narrated did suggest depression.

The Importance of Communities and Support Groups

The word “community” comes from the Latin word communitas, which is derived from communis, or common. Communities are formed by people who have something in common, with each member representing a thread that gains strength and durability when woven together with other threads.

Understanding Intellectual Disability

Intellectual disability is a disability that limits a person’s mental capacity – the ability to learn, reason, and solve problems. It also limits a person’s adaptive behavior – the conceptual, social and practical skills that people use on an everyday basis.

How to Involve Your Child in the Festive Season

The festive season can be challenging for children with special needs. But there are ways to involve them in the festivities!Here’s how to help your child participate in the holiday.