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Is My Toddler Normal?

Common parent concerns about their toddlers behaviours include when they are impulsive, aggressive and throw tantrums. While some of these behaviours may seem unusual, they are a result rapid neurobiopsychological development. From 18 months onwards, your child will have an

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Is Your Child Having Friendship Problems?

At some point throughout their schooling years, children will experience problems with their school friends. Have we not all been there? Because of this, it is important to differentiate “normal” childhood conflicts and bullying. Normal childhood conflict is characterized by

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5 Ways To Help Children With Social Anxiety

Sometimes it can be difficult to tell the difference between ‘shy’ and ‘socially anxious’. Shyness is considered a normal facet of one’s personality and many people who are shy do not experience the negative emotions and feelings that accompany Social

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The Power Of Praise

As the saying goes “you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar.” This means reducing problem behaviors and increasing adaptive, socially appropriate behaviors by focusing less on the negatives and more on the positives. Studies have shown that parents

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5 Ways Children Can Deal With Bullies Compassionately

It’s common for children and parents to present in our practice due to difficulties with a school bully. School bullies can be terrifying for a small child, who will understandably feel undermined, afraid and frustrated, who will respond by lashing

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A Parents’ Guide to Trichotillomania

Mummy, I Can’t Stop Pulling Out My Hair… Trichotillomania, or recurrent compulsive hair pulling, was first described by the French physician Francois Henri Hallopeau (1889), but remains an under-recognised pattern of behaviours. Parents who present to my consulting room often

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Ways to encourage literacy skills in your child

Speech pathologists are trained to assess and treat a diverse caseload, and this can include working with children who have reading difficulties. There has been evidence of a “critical age” period, where it is likely that literacy acquisition is compromised

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Ways to maintain your child’s progress made in speech pathology sessions

One of the most important outcomes from speech pathology sessions is seeing the positive changes in your child. After all, that’s the main purpose of a speech pathologist! However, not all of your child’s progress occurs within a clinic environment.

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Ways a speech pathologist can help your child

A speech pathologist is a health professional who works with people who have communication or swallowing difficulties. They can work in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and private practice. Speech pathologists offer a range of services

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Managing Your Anxiety

Anxiety is a psychological disorder that is more than just stress and worrying. Although the symptoms are similar to when one is stressed or worried, people with anxiety may be unable to stop worrying about a situation that, to others,

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