Special needs

OCD in kids

All children have worries and doubts, but those who can’t stop worrying – even if they want to – may have an anxiety disorder such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). What is OCD in children? With OCD, worries often compel sufferers to repeatedly behave in particular ways; children with OCD usually become preoccupied with whether

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Car seats and the law

Am I legal? You pick up your 6 year old daughter from school and she wants a friend to come and play but you only have one car seat – are you breaking the law to let one child ride without one? Your son is 9 years old, but nearly 5ft tall – does he

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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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Living with Psoriasis

What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a common skin condition that is caused by an overactive immune system that causes skin cells to over-produce. It leads to an inflammation of the skin, which typically forms as red, scaly patches, which can be flaky as they dry out. It can also form as thick, raised areas of

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The underwear rule

The NSPCC is the UKs leading children’s charity and they have come up with a creative and simple way for parents to talk to young children about staying safe from sexual abuse. The campaign is about talking PANTS to your children, which is an acronym for the key elements of the underwear rule. P stands

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