congenital abnormalities

Congenital abnormalities

 What are congenital abnormalities? Congenital abnormalities are those which are caused during a baby’s development before birth. Improvements in medical care during pregnancy means that fewer babies are born with congenital problems, but when it does happen abnormalities can affect the way babies look, develop or function and these symptoms can be present for the

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asperger syndrome

Asperger syndrome

What is Asperger syndrome? More than half a million people in the UK have an autistic spectrum disorder and Asperger syndrome is a form of autism. It is named after Hans Asperger – an Austrian paediatrician who published an article in 1944 describing children whose symptoms were typical in their verbal and cognitive skills. People

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Boy with kitten behavioural problem

Habit disorders in children

Most youngsters will probably exhibit some form of behavioural problems throughout their childhood, but how do you know when it’s more than just a ‘phase’. It can be especially difficult to know when to be worried about behaviours such as thumb-sucking, nail biting, teeth grinding, repetitive vocalisations, hair pulling, body rocking and head banging. Activities

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babies diagnosed with autism at 2 months

Living with Autism

If you have a child with a diagnosis of autism, you’ve probably been bombarded with facts, opinions and medical jargon, but what about living with the condition on a day-to-day basis? Because the autitic spectrum is so wide, it affects every person in a different way, which means identifying the best coping strategies and management

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