School-Home Behavioural in Intervention for ADHD: Behavioural Intervention

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood brain disorders and can continue through a child’s adolescence and adulthood. Inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity are the key behaviours of ADHD (National Institute of Mental Health, 2012). Key Behaviours: Symptoms: Inattention Often has trouble holding attention on tasks or play activities. Often does […]

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Early Start Denver Model

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are characterized by 3 main primary areas of difficulties – impaired social interaction, disturbed communication and the presence of restrictive, repetitive behaviours and interest (Wicks-Nelson & Israel, 2013). What is Early Start Denver Model? Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) is a comprehensive play-based early intervention […]

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How do I know if my child has special needs?

Sometimes, it starts with a gut feeling. Then, you might start to take more notice of their actions when they are playing or interacting with others. Or perhaps, you might find yourself comparing the development or behaviour of your child with other children who are about the same age. Other than a formal assessment, there […]

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Shadow Support In School

Would my child be able to cope in his school? Would he be able to catch up in class? Would he have friends? These are just a few of the numerous concerns which would worry any parent, regardless of the child being in a special education or mainstream school. Stemming from the main fear and […]

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Children with Autism Can Overcome Symptoms, Study Finds

Doctors have long believed that disabling autistic disorders last a lifetime, but a new study has found that complete recovery is a possibility. The study, on January 16 2013 by the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, is the largest to date of evidence that some children who exhibit signature symptoms of the autism disorder recover completely. […]

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Values through Sports for Children with Special Needs

Sports, exercise and physical activities are very important in human daily life. Individuals with all ages and range improve their fitness and health through exercise programs (Kasser & Lytle, 2005). It is very common for typical functioning children to participate in sports and physical activities. Through participating in sports and physical activities, its help improve […]

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Could ADHD stimulant drugs be slowing your son’s growth or delaying his pubertal development?

A new study suggests this may be the case. The study, published on January 2013 in The Medical Journal of Australia, investigated the growth and attainment of puberty in boys with ADHD who were taking stimulant medication. Sixty-five boys aged 12 to 16 who were taking ADHD stimulants for at least three years were compared against […]

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Teaching Functional communication and Self-control skills to pre-schoolers in small groups prevents problem behaviours

Research has highlighted an increase in challenging behaviours among children in preschool classrooms. The findings includes a high rate of removal from preschool classrooms for behavioural problems; concerns from teachers that too many children arrive at school without the social skills required to learn; and a possible relationship between non-maternal care and aggressive behaviour in […]

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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) or Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI)

Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) or Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) was developed by Dr. Ivar Lovaas

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Relationship Development Intervention

The Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) Program was developed by Dr. Steven Gutstein and Dr. Rachelle Sheely.

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