Disabilities

Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia is a specific learning difficulty meaning it only affects some skills and abilities, it is not linked to the general level of intelligence of the person who has it. It is thought the cause of dyspraxia is due to certain systems in the brain that are not fully developed, meaning messages are not transmitted

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Caring for a deaf child

Caring for a deaf child

Deafness can affect the way in which children communicate, learn and socialise. There are varying degrees of hearing loss and different children will need different levels of support. If your child, or someone close to you, has been diagnosed with hearing loss then are some things you can do to make life easier. Reduce background

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Pets and child development

Pets and child development

Did you know that having pet could enhance your child’s development? Various studies have proved that this rite of childhood passage does far more than teach children about responsibility and caring for other creatures. Irrespective of the nature of their pet – be it furry, slippery, or many-legged – your child’s cognitive, physical, emotional and

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Respite care for you and your kids

Respite care for you and your kids

The parents of children with special needs have one of the toughest roles of all. Any parenting is tiring, but some children need additional care and support every day, often on a 24/7 basis and the demands this places on Mum and Dad can be immense. Here are some tips on getting that much deserved

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Respite care for you and your child

Respite help for you and your child

Parents and carers of children with special needs often feel like they should be able to cope on their own. However, every parent needs some time off now and again and parents of special needs children are no different. Respite help for you and your child is a way of giving everybody a well deserved

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Exercise for wheelchair users

Exercise for wheelchair users

Exercise for wheelchair users can be overlooked. Regular exercise brings lots of health benefits and is just as valuable for people using wheelchairs as it is for everyone else. Benefits The benefits that exercise has on our general health are immeasurable. As well as the more obvious fact that it is good for our hearts,

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