Disabilities

Helping your child with Dyslexia

Helping your child with Dyslexia

It is estimated that around 10% of the British population are affected by dyslexia. If you suspect that your child may be one of them then you’ll be keen to get a diagnosis. The earlier children are diagnosed with the condition the better, as their treatment will be more effective. What is dyslexia? Although dyslexia

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dwarfism

Dwarfism

Technically speaking, dwarfism refers to people who attain an adult height of less than 4ft 10in (147cm). There are more than 300 known possible causes of dwarfism, most of which are genetic. Acondroplasia is the most common cause, accounting for around 70% of cases of dwarfism. Some 80% of children born with Acondroplasia are the

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failure to thrive

Failure to thrive

‘Failing to Thrive’ – these three little words can carry enormous meaning and strike fear into the hearts of parents. The phrase essentially refers to any child that has a current weight, or rate of gaining weight, that is much lower than average for their age and gender. Causes of Failure to Thrive There are

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my child has a phobia

My child has a phobia

All children experience fears and anxieties, but for some the feelings can become so intense they can turn into a phobia. What is the Difference Between a Fear and a Phobia? Fear Childhood fears will come and go, often disappearing for several years before resurfacing again. Your child may fear something one day and feel

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Coping with the death of a child

Coping with the death of a child

The death of a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. While it’s expected that you’ll lose your parents at some point and perhaps your partner or some of your friends will pass away before you, a parent losing a child seems to go against the natural order of things. Following the death of a child,

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sure start services

Sure Start Services

Sure Start is a government-funded programme introduced by Labour in the late 1990s, which aims to offer support to parents and young children. The services provided by Sure Start are varied and expectant/new parents are bound to find something they will find useful or interesting. The sessions usually take place in a Sure Start Children’s

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