ASK THE EXPERT: UNDERSTANDING ADHD

In a recent meeting of SEN professionals I was asked to host one of the six round table discussions.  The topic I chose was ADHD in the classroom and how to manage it. I was astounded to see that three quarters of the group joined me to discuss that particular topic, demonstrating that it is ...

Nov 3

Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child ...

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Introduction to Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)

Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a goal directed intervention whereby a trained animal is incorporated into the therapeutic process, promoting the improvement of human’s physical, social, emotional and/or cognitive functioning. 1AAT is a therapeutic tool that can be utilized in the ...

Mar 16

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Anger Management, Anxiety, ...

Written By:
Maureen Huang, MSW, AASW

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The ex-files

The ex-filesHow to co-parent with your former significant otherby Maan D’Asis PamaranFebruary 15, 2014  Much as you would like to go full-throttle on bad-mouthing your ex-spouse, Relationship Coach Ali Gui says you have to put on the brakes and take the high road if you ...

Dec 21

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues

Written By:
Lillian Ng Gui

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Generate love

 Generate loveAn expert talks about building strong relationships with the senior members of the familyby Maan D’Asis PamaranOctober 13, 2013 When I was growing up, I always knew that there was one place to go whenever I needed or wanted anything. My paternal grandmother ...

Dec 21

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues

Written By:
Lillian Ng Gui

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5 Tips for Parents with Exam Anxious Children

5 Tips for Parents with Exam Anxious Children: Exam's around the corner. I received some enquiries about exam related therapy sessions for children with high anxiety level. When the pressure mounts, grades suffer as well. Here are some tips for parent to work with your child.1. Reflect: Check your words and actions

Sep 22

Categories: Academic Issues, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Learning Difficulties

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Speech Development

Children start practicing their speech sounds by babbling when they are very young and this process will continue for the next few years of their lives! It is quite normal for children’s speech intelligibility to be limited when they are very young but as they grow older their ...

Jun 20

Categories: Academic Issues, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

Written By:
Dynamics Speech Pte Ltd

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You are not alone. Being a parent can be extremely challenging.

For parents with babies 12 months and below, Maybe your baby is crying all of the time, or he or she doesn’t take interest in you.  Maybe you can’t find a way to calm your baby down, or you notice that he or she doesn’t like to be held.  Maybe your baby seems very ...

Jun 19

Categories: Academic Issues, Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Anger ...

Written By:
Dynamics Therapy Centre for Kids Pte Ltd

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'The times are a changing'. How Art Therapy Can Help Children And ...

"The times are a changing" is a Bob Dylan anthem about change and going through change is an important part of everyone's development.Do we choose to reject it and build walls around us or do we embrace and use the wind of change such as in the Chinese proverb above.Going through ...

Mar 15

Categories: Academic Issues, Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Art Therapy, ...

Written By:
Andrew C Wright (AthR), HCPC registered (UK), BAAT (UK).

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Problem Children, Problem Parents

Parenthood in our society is more an idea of how to “raise kids.” There are problem children, but not problem parents. Yet the truth and reality of the matter is, parenthood needs to be more the growth and development of parents.I’m reminded of a sobbing mother who came over ...

Feb 25

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Family Problems, Parenting

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Daddy, Daddy, can you play with me?

“Daddy, Daddy, can you play with me?” This sentence comes up every now and then from my two wonderful children, age 7 and 5.Both my children were born premature. I remembered when I first laid my eyes on my children; they seemed no bigger than the size of a kitten. Even though they ...

Jan 28

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Child and/or Adolescent ...

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Creating a Joint Parenting Plan you both love

Parents are always focused on what is good for their kids. However, what most parents don’t realize is, that what kids needs above all else are two parents that get along, support each other and work as team, especially when it comes to parenting. So many couples grossly underestimate how ...

Nov 21

Categories: Blended Family Issues, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Couple ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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ADHD Over diagnosis: Chemical imbalance its a hypothesis not a fact

 The author sees that there are many factors contributing to the over diagnosis of ADHD. In the United States, there are social, medical and parenting forces at play that contribute to more than 4.4 million children between the ages of 4 to 17 years old having an ADHD diagnosis and a dramatic ...

Oct 3

Categories: Academic Issues, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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Solving Problems Creatively Part 2: Art Therapy with young people

Art Therapy with young people In Solving Problems Creatively Part 1, I explored how the creative process can solve problems. In Part 2, I will illustrate how symbols, depicted in art therapy, can be metaphors to express feelings and difficult experiences.Art Therapy in practice: Children and ...

Sep 19

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Adjusting to Change / Life ...

Written By:
Andrew C Wright (AthR), HCPC registered (UK), BAAT (UK).

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No Fear in Correcting Your Child's Sleep! Learn how to do it Right!

Don't let the fear of crying or bad stories put you off of sleep training one day longer. In my years of working with families often the "horror" stories of sleep come from the fact that there is a lot of inappropriate application of various sleep methods combined ...

Sep 19

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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Solving Problems Creatively: Part 1 Image, Symbol and Metaphor

Image, Symbol and MetaphorImagine you have a problem that you cannot solve. You feel like you have a mental block. Your brain is tying itself in knots, it’s frustrating as you feel stuck. You cannot stand it no longer so you go for a walk. As your mind wanders you start to relax. Suddenly a ...

Sep 18

Categories: Career Development and Change, Creative Blocks, Emotional ...

Written By:
Andrew C Wright (AthR), HCPC registered (UK), BAAT (UK).

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