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Friday, 25 October 2019 11:11

"I don't want to wear my AFOs!"

“I don’t want to wear my AFOs.”

Some hints and tips to getting your child to wear his AFOs / SMOs

My child has special needs. Don’t feel sorry for her, or me.

Let’s end the pity parties for special-needs children and their parents, and have a real party to celebrate the differences that make our world a better — dare I say a “special” — place.

Tuesday, 01 October 2019 12:14



Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulties

Tuesday, 01 October 2019 10:54

When Meds Affect Appetite

When Meds Affect Appetite

How to keep your child well nourished when side effects of ADHD medication affect appetite and eating patterns.

The Tendency to Overprotect Our Special Needs Kids

As parents of special needs children, we often develop coping strategies to deal with our child’s behaviours...

I Wish We’d Never Left the House…" 

Some parents of children with difficult behaviours are held hostage by their child’s bad behaviours.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 11:19

The Loneliness of Special Needs Parents

The Loneliness of Special Needs Parents

Unless you’re one of the lucky few, the isolation can almost become an even bigger battle than the diagnosis.

Financial planning for children with special needs

A special needs child’s diagnosis, severity, prognosis and life expectancy all impact a parent’s financial-planning process.

Monday, 29 July 2019 09:29

Why Autism remains hidden in Africa

Why Autism remains hidden in Africa

Many African children with autism are hidden away at home, sometimes tied up, almost always undiagnosed...

Is Screen Time Altering the Brains of Children?

Early results from a large study suggest that screen time may impact children’s brains and learning.

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