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Art Therapy
Art Therapy
Art therapists help a huge variety of patients to communicate, and to get relief and release through the process of either creating or appreciating art....
Coping with Autism
Coping with Autism
Autism is lifelong. Although there's no cure, early identification, and a combination of behavoioural and drug approaches can improve the functioning of many autistic…...
Coping with Dyslexia
Coping with Dyslexia
The best established method for teaching literacy skills to dyslexics is multisensory teaching and development of awareness of phonemes (the sounds of letters in words)....
Hope for the Treatment of ADHD in Children
Hope for the Treatment of ADHD in Children
This article discusses treatment of ADHD, referring to Ritalin, the controversy surrounding when it should be used and to other non medical therapies....
Inside the Autistic Mind
Inside the Autistic Mind
Trying to understand what is going on in the mind of an autistic child or adult can be a difficult task. This article discusses some of the diferences between those…...
Music Therapy
Music Therapy
Music therapy is a successful way of improving emotional and physical wellbeing for a wide variety of people, both through listening and music making....
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder is a common condition, where recurrent, upsetting thoughts lead to repetitive actions that impede normal functioning. Drugs and therapy…...
Play Therapy
Play Therapy
Play is the most natural means of communication for children, and play therapists use this to help them to cope with a variety of problems....
Savant Syndrome
Savant Syndrome
Savant syndrome is a condition where tremendous memory related abilities exist in an individual with severe mental disabilities. Talents may be mathematical, musical,…...
Speech Delay and Impediments
Speech Delay and Impediments
Speech delay is common. It may resolve with time, or may there may be an underlying learning disorder. Stuttering and stammering can usually be cured by speech therapy…...
Tourette's Syndrome
Tourette's Syndrome
Tourette's syndrome involves repeated, involuntary motor and verbal tics, and may be either mild, or severe and very disruptive of everyday life....
What Are the Effects of Family Therapy?
What Are the Effects of Family Therapy?
This article addresses three examples of the many situations in which family therapy has been shown to have positive results: schizophrenia, families traumatised by…...
What Causes Autism?
What Causes Autism?
There have been theories of causation including bad parenting and vaccination, which are now known to be totally wrong. The cause of autism is still unknown....
What Causes Dyslexia?
What Causes Dyslexia?
Dyslexia runs in families, and is caused by abnormalities in the part of the brain that processes speech and writing. Hearing problems many contribute and it is…...
What is ADHD?
What is ADHD?
ADHD is a common disorder that can be disruptive to the whole family. The article describes causes, explains how diagnosis is made, what other disorders must…...
What is Asperger's Syndrome?
What is Asperger's Syndrome?
Asperger's syndrome is the highest functioning end of the spectrum of autistic disorders. Despite normal intelligence, there are problems with social and communication…...
What is Autism?
What is Autism?
The hallmark of autism is impaired social interaction, and problems with communication. There is often repetitive movement and restricted imagination....
What is Dyslexia?
What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a common condition, where reading, writing and spelling are difficult to acquire despite normal intelligence. The characteristic mistakes may appear once…...
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