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Emotional Health

Some days it seems the only predictable thing about it is the unpredictability.  The only consistent attribute - the inconsistency.There is little argument on any level that autism is baffling, even to those who spend their lives around it.  The child who lives with autism may look ‘normal’ but his behaviour can be perplexing and downright difficult.Autism was once thought an Read more

Being diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), specifically Asperger's Syndrome, in August 1994, I would suggest that I experience the same kinds of difficulties as others diagnosed with an ASD.For instance, we dislike change (we prefer routine), we tend to be obsessive and we become anxious very easily.We also take what is said to us literally.For example, the teacher says Read more

Adequate social language skills are essential for academic, social and vocational success.Since the 1980’s, parents and professionals alike have become increasingly aware that effective non-verbal and verbal skills such as starting, maintaining and ending a conversation, expressing emotions, dealing with conflict or understanding humour are not always easy tasks for children with pragmatic Read more

You decide to give your child’s ‘therapy’ a miss today and take your family to the beach instead. You feel a little guilty but you also feel you and your family need a break.Everyone is tired of working on all those goals – to increase movement skills, refine hand skills, improve muscle strength and endurance, increase tactile awareness, learn concepts such as big/little, full/empty Read more