AVOIDING MISDIAGNOSIS IN OUR CHILDREN

The overlap of symptoms between different disorders can be confusing for parents, and at times therapists!!!. When understanding the complexity of this it is important to realise that different therapists receive training in different areas. For example a Psychologist is trained extensively in human behaviour and cognitions making them better placed to understand behavioural disorders […]
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MEDICATIONS AND AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER

A number of medications are used for the management of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in conjunction with therapeutic intervention. Medications have been proven to have effects on irritability, hyperactivity, and repetitive behaviours associated with ASD, however, they may also have associated adverse effects and are recommended to be prescribed only when a severe impairment or risk of injury [...]
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SLEEP PROBLEMS IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

I have decided to write this weeks blog on something a little close to home. Sleep problems, after my 6 year old has started waking at night with night time fears. Many parents can recant stories and situations of sleep deprivation, especially in the first 12 months of their child's life. However for some parents it goes beyond this. Children can experience sleep disturbances for many [...]
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