Unlike popular belief, speech and language problems are not uncommon. In fact, according to the National, seven percent of children in the UAE are experiencing speech and language disorders. This is relatively higher than in the US and the UK where the figures only mount up to three percent in each country.
Fortunately, there are several ways of addressing this problem as well as ensuring that these children receive the best treatment possible. Learning centers across the country offer Speech and Language Therapy to help children in their development. Today, let us talk about speech and language treatment and how it can have a positive (and long term) impact on children.
What is Speech and Language Therapy?
This therapy focuses mainly on addressing speech problems and helps to overcome c... Read More
Living and working with a child with autism can be overwhelming. This is especially true for parents of ASD children. They carry the responsibility of understanding their kids and assist them to learn things and teach in ways they can learn best. Across different cities, there are several support groups for parents that empower not just each other but the whole autism community as well.
This April, we celebrate the month of autism awareness, and part of our celebration is promoting acceptance and appreciation to all individuals who have autism – whether young or old. We also want to honor the great and resilient parents who have raised and are raising children with ASD – they truly are superheroes worthy of recognition and praise.
In this month’s special blog, we talk about the ways in w... Read More
Children who have ASD, down syndrome or ADHD have the right to proper education just as much as their neurotypical peers. Although the education they get can be parallel to that of regular students, they need a specialized educational plan that’s tailored to their specific needs, strengths and ability to adapt to their surroundings.
If you are a parent with a special needs child, you must be already aware of how important personalized education is. Given that each child with special conditions has different needs to be addressed, IEP or Individualized Educational Plans are necessary to help children achieve their full potential and fare best in real-world settings.
Today, we will be discussing just how important IEPs are and how it benefits your child with special needs.
What Is An... Read More
Children are born with a natural curiosity for their surroundings. Their minds are busy the whole time. As they grow and navigate their childhood, their senses inspire their curiosity all the more. They become interested in new things and start to be highly inquisitive. They also tend to have a short attention span. They may be interested in one thing that catches their attention and move on to another more captivating object. Children are easily distracted and due to this, it becomes challenging for them to focus and concentrate on one thing.
When you think of children with special needs, distractions for them are more distinct. Some kids may have high sensitivity to their surroundings while others find it extra challenging to maintain their focus and attention on one thing at a time... Read More