Category Early Intervention Programs

Interventions for ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects both children and adults. It is characterized by symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. The interventions for ADHD typically involves a multimodal approach, combining behavioral interventions, educational support, and sometimes medication. Here are some common interventions for ADHD.

The Harmful Effects of Behaviour Modification

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Behaviour modification, also known as behavior therapy or behaviorism, is a psychological approach that focuses on changing or modifying specific behaviors through various techniques. The aim is usually to reduce behaviour or actions that are deemed inappropriate without fully understanding the underlying need for it. While it can be effective in addressing certain behavioral issues and promoting positive change, there are potential harmful effects associated with behavior modification.

6 Red Flags When Choosing Schools & Therapists

Finding a therapist, teacher or school for a child with special needs that is a perfect fit, is like striking gold. Suffice to say, parents who have the tough choice to make between affording the best and finding the best affordable option, will resonate with this feeling. Nevertheless, it is quite important to recognise certain red flags when selecting a school or therapist for a child with special needs.

Imitation & Symbolic Play in Speech Development

This is a combination of 3 pieces first published on Speech Sisters’ blog. The Speech Sisters are Brooke and Bridget who have more than 20-years of combined experience a Speech Therapists, working with children who have communication disorders and delays. Learn about imitation and symbolic play with tips from speech therapists.

Introducing Visual Support

We learn differently and the identified learning styles are visual, auditory, reading/writing and kinesthetic as developed in 1992 by Neil D. Fleming and Coleen E. Mills. We do have a preferred learning style or a preferred combination of learning style. For younger children and children with special needs, pictures or images is a method of communication.

Sensory Play Ideas

Sensory play includes activities in the form of play, that activates and stimulates the senses. It usually focuses on touch, sight and hearing are those senses are the most accessible. It is an incredibly useful method for children to learn about the world around them. This article provides some ideas on sensory play activities to do at home.