Behaviour Management

If only children came with instructions manuals, wouldn’t life be easier? They don’t though, and often parenthood can be an overwhelming time. With information thrown at you left and right, working out the best strategies can frazzle the most settled of mums and dads! Having an experienced professional sit with you to work out behavior…

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are disorders that influence the way the brain develops and works. Children with ASD may show signs such as not maintaining eye contact, talking over others and not listening, an obsession with one thing, take things literally, have difficulty making friends, not understand jokes and have poor conversations skills. Diagnosing ASD…

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a condition that is generally identified in the preschool years. There has been no exact cause of ADHD found, but researchers have recognized that there are several factors contributing to the likelihood of ADHD developing. Some of these factors are heredity, a chemical imbalance and brain development. A child with…

Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a specific learning difference. Children with dyslexia have trouble reading and writing, and often fall behind their peers as they progress through the earlier grades. Dyslexia can cause children to experience problems learning letter sounds and have trouble with reading single words, such as flash cards. Children may have trouble spelling and read…

Bullying

Bullying comes in all shapes and forms. It can be physical – pushing and shoving, psychological – name calling, spreading rumours and exclusionary – leaving someone out of games or groups. Now days, bullying doesn’t stay in the school yard either. With the widespread use and popularity of the internet and mobile phones, bullying often…

Sleep Disorders

One of the first comments made to new parents, is for them to bid a fond farewell to their sleep pattern.   At any gathering of new parents, the topic of conversation will quickly turn to childrens sleep – good sleepers, bad sleepers and just how little sleep everyone is getting.  It is not surprising then…

Social Problems

It’s a shame, but we don’t come into this world with the social skills that we need to succeed. As parents, we teach our children how to interact with people – how to have conversations, make friends, listen to other people – all the things that make us social creatures. What happens then, if our…