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
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neuro-behavioural disorder that is linked with developmental difficulties. Classic symptoms include inattentiveness, being easily distracted, hyperactivity and impulsivity. 5-7% of children are diagnosed with this developmental disorder. Some simply cannot concentrate, others become disruptive, defiant and have trouble getting along with family, peers, or teachers. There are mixed
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
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
Self-harm can be a delicate topic to broach with your kids. If you suspect or discover that your child or teenager is deliberately hurting herself then you will probably have lots of questions. You may not be sure how to handle the situation without making it worse and might not know where to turn for
Atopic Dermatitis is the clinical name for the chronic (long-term) skin condition most of us call Eczema. This dry, itchy, rashy skin condition presents itself in many different forms, with varying degrees of severity. It can come and go and appear virtually anywhere on the body. It is uncomfortable and can be very painful indeed.