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The main symptoms of this disorder are: hyperactivity, impulsivity, and attention difficulties. These can severely impact on academic performance and on social development. These should be present before the child reaches the age of 7, be persistent for over 6 months, be pervasive, and must be observed in at least 2 different settings. Typical behaviours: easily distracted, disorganised, forgetful, makes careless mistakes, fails to finish tasks, leaves seat inappropriately, acts as if driven by a motor, has trouble turn with turn taking, blurts out answers without thinking, talks excessively, and interrupts others' conversations and activities.Learn More
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Children with autism spectrum disorder have social deficits, communication deficits, have fixated interests, engage in repetitive play/behaviours, and can have different responses to sensory stimulation. They have difficulties engaging in "pretend play", making and keeping friends, and using language as a social tool. They can lack empathy and be insensitive to the needs of others.Learn More
Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD/Dyspraxia) Children with DCD have difficulty coordinating their motor movements, and as a result, can be poorly coordinated and clumsy. This can be manifested in difficulties using cutlery, sitting up straight, immature and/or untidy handwriting, closing buttons , dressing and undressing, playing sports, jumping, running and climbing. These children can also have difficulties with attention and concentration, and can have difficulties initiating and completing tasks in school and at home.Learn More
Dyslexia primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent reading and spelling Cognitive difficulties include difficulties with phonological awareness, verbal memory, and verbal processing speed Children with good and poor language comprehension can have such difficulties.Learn More
Lots of kids struggle with math, but for some the difficulties go beyond a little bit of frustration. If your child’s math troubles are serious — and persistent — they may be a sign of a learning disorder called dyscalculia. What is dyscalculia? Dyscalculia is a term used to describe specific learning disabilities that affect a child’s ability to understand, learn, and perform math and number-based operations.Learn More
Emotional and Behavioral Disorder An emotional and behavioral disorder is an emotional disability characterized by the following: An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and/or teachers. For preschool-age children, this would include other care providers. An inability to learn which cannot be adequately explained by intellectual, sensory or health factors.Learn More