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AUTISM

Autism is a developmental disability that affects communication, social interaction, and play skills. Autism affects about 1 in 88 people and it occurs approximately four times more in boys than in girls. It affects brain function and should be diagnosed by a medical professional. Although every child with autism is different, children with autism will …

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DOWN SYNDROME

WHAT IS DOWN SYNDROME? Down syndrome (Trisomy 21) is a disorder in which a person has an extra 21st chromosome. One in every eight hundred children has Down syndrome. Children with Down syndrome experience delays in physical and intellectual development. Their average height is often less than other children of their age. They might have …

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LEARNING DISABILITIES (DYSLEXIA)

Problems with speaking, reading, writing, spelling and doing maths could be caused by Learning Disabilities (LD). LD can affect school performance even in children with normal or even above-average intelligence. However, with the right approach and support children with LD can easily cope, even excel in school. WHAT ARE LEARNING DISABILITIES (LD)? Learning Disabilities affect …

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ADHD (ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPER ACTIVITY DISORDER)

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder) refers to hyperactivity or lack of concentration. This is found in 5 to 12% of children. With this illness, children are unable to focus on anything, and they face many problems at home, at school and in the community. Such children wrongly continue to receive punishment from parents and …

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