Friday, August 26, 2016

What is it like to have dyspraxia?




  What is dyspraxia? In this article, we are not just going to describe dyspraxia to you but also try to get you to imagine what it is like to be dyspraxic. We would just like to point out that everyone with dyspraxia is, of course, unique so please don’t assume that every single person will experience every single difficulty!


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

To Baby Talk or Not?



The term “Baby Talk” first appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1836, so it has been around for a long time.  It is probably something your parent’s did with you and their parent’s did with them; thus, making it hard to stop the pattern.  Plus, it is also common to see parents and caregivers talking to their little ones in this way on TV shows and movies.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Three Quick Solutions to Decrease School Anxiety



 The sun is setting a little bit earlier.  The stores are filling their aisles with binders, pens and paper.  The furthest thing from your child’s mind is starting another school year.  And if it is brought up, it may elicit school anxiety.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Autism and Schizophrenia: Related Disorders



The clinical connections between schizophrenia (SCZ) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have long been recognized. More than a century ago, Bleuler ascribed 4 primary symptoms to the group of disorders he termed “schizophrenia”:
 
1)  autism (turning inward to oneself)
2)  ambivalence
3)  affective disturbance
4)   and loosening of associations