Special needs

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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choosing a counsellor for your child

Choosing a counsellor for your child

There are myriad reasons why your child may benefit from counselling. Perhaps they have suffered from bullying, illness, the death of a loved one or another traumatic event. Or it may simply be the case that you child finds it challenging to manage their emotions and behaviour in general. Counselling for children requires a different

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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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Asperger syndrome

Asperger syndrome

Asperger Syndrome is the name given to a range of developmental disorders that sit on the spectrum of Autistic disorders. Autistic disorders are thought to affect around 1% of people in the UK in some form, and typically become apparent in childhood, staying with a person into adulthood. Those who have autism  suffer from a

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Diabetes in children

Diabetes in children

If your child has been diagnosed with diabetes then you may be overwhelmed with questions as well as being anxious with worries. These feelings are perfectly normal but there’s no point in worrying yourself over something that there are answers out there for. Gathering as much information as possible will help you deal with the

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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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