recognising learning disabilities

Recognising learning disabilities

When one of your children is diagnosed with anything whether it is physical, mental or emotional it is very natural to feel a bit shocked and concerned. If the diagnosis is something that you have been expecting you may feel relieved to have it officially confirmed but whatever your reaction an official label of learning

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toddler development

Toddlers development

This is a particularly exciting time in your toddlers development and when you know what to expect, you can introduce games, exercises and of course, safeguarding tactics to ensure your toddler gets the most out of this period of their life. At this stage you will notice that your child is more inquisitive and larger,

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spina bifida

Spina Bifida

The most serious type of spina bifida is known as myelomeningocele and affects one in every 1,000 babies.It is however the most common physically disabling congenital abnormalities and generally occurs when spinal bones fail to close properly during their early formation in the womb. There are now tests to screen for the condition early in

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supporting your child with different learning difficulties

Supporting children with different types of learning difficulties

There are lots of different types of learning difficulties that all sit under this one umbrella term. We looked at some of the common signs to look out for in your children’s development in our article on ‘recognising the signs of learning difficulties’ which may give you a starting point for conversations with staff at

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Sad girl sitting on floor

When social services get involved

How many of us have been bawling at the kids to behave and wondered whether the neighbours are dialling social services? Or looked at our child’s bruised shins of many colours at the side of the pool and imagined that Esther Rantzen is going to come knocking? For most of us, it’s probably a fleeting

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down syndrome

Down syndrome

What is down syndrome? Down syndrome is a condition resulting from a baby having 47 chromosomes instead of the usual 46. This will have been present from conception and it changes the normal development of the body and brain. It affects around 1 in 400 to 1 in 1500 births in different countries (in the

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