In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare shares openly about her six year old’s struggle with Selective Mustim, an anxiety disorder that restricts her ability to speak in the classroom. You’ll hear: When it was first identified What progress has looked like in the years since The recent explosion of speech Interventions that have supported her to find …
Sadly the only people that hear my daughter’s jokes and stories, the only ones that see the ‘real her’, are the four of us, her family.
Sight is what we can see. This is often one of the first areas of investigation if a child is falling behind academically.
What’s going on? Why are so many children finding it hard to make clear speech sounds?
Despite every reassurance offered, you still have this heavy feeling that something’s not quite right in regards to your child’s development.
This week on the blog, I’m interviewing Susannah Bryant, a fellow Mum who has an abundance to share about Selective Mutism.
Anxiety is crippling. As the child, you feel powerless. That you don’t have a choice. That you don’t have a voice.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the primitive reflexes have a lot in common.
If you have a child whose development is different from the ‘norm’, it is easy to get wrapped up in the quest for a label.
I see a lot of young clients who are existing day to day with high levels of anxiety. Many adults fall into this category too.
Researchers have found that children who do not have this reflex established by 9 to 12 months of age are more likely to receive a diagnosis of ASD
The window wasn’t broken by conscious choice. It was broken in a Moro meltdown.
Fine motor skills have come into focus in schools and preschools in a big way! This, of course, is an exciting revolution.
Auditory Processing. What is it? How can you support children who may have it?
When a child’s behaviour doesn’t meet your ideal, I urge you to dig deeply for clues, to discover what is amiss.
If you have a child with learning, attention, behavioural or emotional challenges, trust that positive change really can be achieved.
Primitive reflexes are the involuntary wriggly movements that a newborn baby makes in response to specific stimulation.