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Therapy is a complex science, and it is forever advancing and evolving.

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Children's self-esteem and self confidence

Posted on 10 November 2018


It is so important to nurture children's self-esteem and to enhance their self confidence during their early years. As they grow, their emotional wellbeing will depend on how they have been cared for mentally, physically, emotionally and empathetically. Children's mental and emotional health problems can be managed and dealt with. Children learn how to manage their issues with resilience, using coping mechanisms and tried and tested strategies.

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Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Asperger's Syndrome

Posted on 20 July 2017


The term 'Autism' refers to a range of similar conditions characterised by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours, verbal/non-verbal communication as well as unique strengths and differences. Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. If you are autistic, you are autistic for life; it cannot be 'cured'. However, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, educational support, plus a number of other interventions are available to help children and parents. The exact cause of autism is still being investigated.

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What is Child Therapy?

In this section we discuss why a child may require therapy and the warning signs to look for in a child who is struggling to cope.

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