Disabilities

Let go and trust in life a little more

Are you are worrier? Or a control freak? Do you live under the illusion that the control of your life is in your hands? How would it be to step aside and let life do its thing? Being human is an uncertain business, the only surety is that we will all die, but the details

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Parent partnership services

If your child has been highlighted as having special educational needs, you will soon find yourself entering into unknown territory; not only in terms of the difficulties you may to have face at home, but also in all the bureaucracy, paperwork and form filling you will come up against. You will quickly have to become

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Dyspraxia

What is Dyspraxia? Dyspraxia is most frequently recognized and referred to as an impairment in an individual’s ability to organise movement. It  falls under the umbrella term of Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD), which refers to difficulties with fine and/or gross motor co-ordination. A massive affect 5 – 10% of school-aged children are thought to have

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children with epilepsy

Children with epilepsy

What is epilepsy? Epilepsy is related to the electrical activity in our brains. This activity is happening all the time but if there is a sudden burst of electricity – often referred to epileptic activity – this can mix up the messages, resulting in an epileptic seizure. There are different kinds of seizures and these

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born with a disability

Born with a disability

All prospective parents hold an idealised vision of their baby in their minds.  To be told that your child has been born with a disability shatters that image in an instant and can be incredibly difficult to come to terms with and accept.  Emotions such as shock, disbelief, anxiety and despair may wash over parents

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development of premature babies

Development of premature babies

Having a premature baby is a scary and stressful time. Whether your baby arrived unexpectedly or whether you had knew it was a possibility, nothing can really prepare you for the sight of your tiny baby in an incubator. A neonatal unit will be unfamiliar and you are likely to have plenty of questions about

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