25Nov
2019
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Librarian helps children develop social skills

Post Views: 21 Every child needs help to develop social skills. Librarian at Murray Park Library Edith Khuzwayo (48) established Soul Buddies when she identified the need for children to develop skills to deal with pressure. “I have always been touched by the well-being of children. They often need support when they encounter challenges. “Children […]

27Oct
2019
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What is autism? || Ayesha Shafiq

Post Views: 32 The actual term used to address autism is Autism Spectrum Disorder.  The word “spectrum” implies to the wide range of challenges experienced by each person suffering from autism. Autism is commonly characterized by symptoms like repetitive behaviors and/or challenges with social skills, which are reflected in speech or non-verbal communication. The CDC estimates […]

17Oct
2019
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Are Apraxia and Autism Related?

Post Views: 31 Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex condition that manifests itself by three years of age. Poor social skills, sensory integration difficulties and speech and language problems encompass the typical behavioural signs. The primary focus of research has been on receptive language skills and behavioural difficulties. In comparison, little attention has been […]

25Jan
2018
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Are Girls with Autism Not Being Diagnosed?

Post Views: 270   Autism diagnostic tests When a child is sent for diagnostic testing to determine an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the tests, traditionally, are the same for both males and females. Depending on the age of the child being screened for ASD, markers will vary, but generally speaking, doctors test a child’s developmental […]

20Jan
2018
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Intentional Teaching Makes the Biggest Impact on Early Childhood Outcomes

Post Views: 203   A comprehensive review of research on several measures of the quality of early childhood education suggests that the instructional practices of preschool teachers have the largest impact on young children’s academic and social skills. The review helps untangle a complicated knot of factors that affect young children. “High quality preschool is […]

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