What Are the Pros And Cons of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)?

Pros And Cons of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

Takeaway: CBT is a form of talk therapy that helps us change the way we think, which in turn changes the way we react to challenges. It can help your child through tough times, but make sure you find a skilled therapist who has experience working with children.  Read More

Puberty is so much Harder for Children with Autism

Puberty is so much harder for children with autism

Takeaway: Children with autism WILL find puberty so much harder because they struggle to make sense of what’s happening to them. Their brains are wired differently from birth, and the wiring changes even more during puberty. But as a parent, you can help by preparing them for these changes ahead of time. And where necessary, you can consult a specialist for extra help. Read More

How to Help a Stressed & Anxious Teenager

How to Help a stressed and anxious teenager

Takeaway: Use the following 3-step process to help your teenager. (1) Recognise signs that she’s stressed and anxious, (2) Identify what’s triggered her, and (3) Teach her the right coping strategies. For more deep-rooted issues, consider consulting a specialist.   Read More

Generalised Anxiety Disorder: Why Some Children Constantly Worry

Generalised Anxiety Disorder Why Some Children Constantly Worry

Takeaway: Generalised anxiety disorder can make your child worry all the time, become restless, and struggle to concentrate. But merely reassuring her when she’s anxious is unlikely to help. Cognitive behavioural therapy from a trained therapist can teach coping skills to manage her emotions.  Read More

Auditory Memory & Why Your Child Forgets What She Hears

Auditory Memory Why Your Child Forgets What She Hears

Takeaway: Auditory memory is how we take in, process, store, and recall the things we hear. If your child has poor auditory memory, she’ll struggle to learn language and keep up in class. But a trained specialist can help strengthen her auditory memory and compensate for its weaknesses where needed.   Read More

Are Online Assessments As Good As In-Person Sessions?

Are Online Assessments As Good As In Person Sessions

Takeaway: Online assessments have a lot going for them, and some children prefer them to in-person sessions. It all depends on how skillfully the psychologist can manage online assessments. And you, as a parent or caregiver, can play a vital role in the process.   Read More

Sensory Feeding Difficulties: Is Your Child a Picky Eater?

Sensory Feeding Difficulties Is Your Child a Picky Eater

Takeaway: If your child dislikes certain textures, colours, and consistencies, she’ll likely become a picky eater. And this can affect her physical and psychological health. But a specialist can help reverse these issues by using tools and techniques like the SOS approach, sensory bins, and food chaining.
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Who are Orthoptists? And Are They Similar to Ophthalmologists?

Who are Orthoptists

Takeaway: Orthoptists are eye specialists who can screen your child for eyesight and vision issues, and offer practical, non-surgical solutions. Unlike ophthalmologists, they’re not medical doctors but are great ‘first responders’ for eye care. Read More