How to help our children with anxiety: The Worry Eater

Worry-eaters!These are a fabulous resource if you have a child who struggles with anxiety and also finds it difficult to either express their worries or put them to one side. They can draw a picture of their worry, or write it down and then feed it to the worry monster! When the child is ready, […]

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What is Dyspraxia? And how to help children with dyspraxia

Dyspraxia used to be known as ‘Clumsy Child Syndrome’ and it some countries it is referred to as ‘Developmental Coordination Disorder’. The signs that a child is struggling with dyspraxia can be seen in various aspects of their behaviour and motor control. There are three recognized types of dyspraxia: verbal, oral and motor. Verbal dyspraxia […]

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Lockdown Home Learning Visual Timetable Images

Kindly designed and provided by Castlewood School in West Sussex, here are some brilliant additions to your visual timetables: they are especially designed to help us with the changes to our children’s schedules due to lockdown home learning during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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What causes ADHD and how to help a child with ADHD

In this series of articles, we will discuss some of the most common questions parents ask about various additional needs. We’re going to start with ADHD. ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, […]

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How to help our special needs children: Using Visual Aids

Visual aids are a marvelous way to help children with additional needs. Many children are visual learners, and children who struggle with sensory overload find verbal prompts or reminders difficult to understand when they already have so much information being processed. A visual aid helps them to focus, to understand what is happening next, which […]

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