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Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

The essential features of Childhood disintegrative Disorder is marked regression in multiple areas of functioning following a period of at least 2 years of apparently normal development, this must happen before age 10. Normal behaviour is shown in age appropriate...

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Learning Disorders

There are a number of disorders included in the learning disorders section. A diagnosis for a learning disorder may be made if an individual’s level of achievement is substantially below that expected of their age, schooling, and level of intelligence. The learning...

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Reading Disorder

The basic feature of reading disorder is reading achievement (i.e., reading accuracy, speed, comprehension, as measured by individually administered standardised testing) that falls substantially below the average for age, measured intelligence, and age appropriate...

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Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty in which a person has difficulties with language and words such as reading and spelling. Having dyslexia is not a reflection of intelligence and more often than not children can achieve well in other areas if they are given...

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Autism

Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD) is the name given to describe the wide range of behaviours found within the autistic population.  Children with an ASD tend to withdraw from interacting in the world and typically have deficits in three key areas:Verbal and non-verbal...

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Expressive Language Disorder

The essential feature of expressive language disorder is an impairment in expressive language development shown by scores on standardised measures of expressive language development that are substantially below those obtained from standardised measures of both non...

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Mixed Receptive-expressive Language Disorder

The essential features of Mixed receptive-expressive language disorder is an impairment in both receptive and expressive language development. The impaired development is shown by scores on standardised measures of both receptive and expressive language development...

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Phonological Disorder

The essential feature of phonological disorder is failure to use developmentally expected speech sounds that are appropriate for the individual’s age and dialect. This may be present in sound production or use and may also involve substituting or omitting sounds. The...

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Stuttering

The essential feature of Stuttering is a disturbance in the normal fluency and time patterning or speech that is inappropriate for the individual’s age.  This is characterised by frequent repetitions or prolongations of sounds or syllables. The disturbance in fluency...

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Fidget Toys

Fidget toys are great for those children who just can’t seem to sit still in class, at the dinner table or whilst doing homework. Fidget toys are self-regulation tools to help with focus, attention, calming, and active listening. The chosen fidget toy helps to calm...

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Windows of Opportunity

Windows of opportunity or critical stages of brain development was first discovered by Hubel and Wiesel in the 1970’s.  They conducted an experiment preventing newborn kittens from using one eye for two weeks. After this period they discovered that although the eyes...

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Asperger Syndrome

Asperger syndrome (AS) is a developmental disorder that is characterized by limited interests or an unusual preoccupation with a particular subject to the exclusion of other activities. It may include repetitive routines or rituals, peculiarities in speech and...

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