Child Dyslexia: How to Tell if Your Child is Dysle
According to the International Dyslexia Association, dyslexia is defined as a neurologically-based disorder which interferes with the acquisition and processing of language. Children with dyslexia often find it difficult to read, write, spell, handwrite, and sometimes, do simple arithmetic. While most experts have agreed that no two persons with dyslexia are alike, there are some tell-tale signs to look out for that point towards a possibly dyslexic child.
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Should You Worry If Your Child is Sitting in a W-S
Sit in during a children’s play session and chances are, you will spot a few of them W-sitting – or in other words, resting their bottom between their feet with legs to either side. For years, various healthcare experts have warned parents not to let their children sit in this manner due to the risks of orthopaedic problems and developmental delays.
But is the ‘W sitting’ position really all that bad for children?
In a Today Parents article, Dr Eduardo Novais,
Headaches in Children: Should You Be Worried About
Headaches are common in children and teens. A study revealed that 56% of boys and 74% of girls between 12 and 17 reported having a headache within the past month. By 15 years old, 5% of children and teens have had migraines and 15% have had tension headaches.
The occurrence of headaches and migraines in children may cause parents to worry that this could be a sign of a brain tumour or serious medical condition. However, health experts assured that headaches and migraines i
Fine Motor Delay: Is Your Child’s Development on
Fine motor involves movement in the small muscle groups, which include hands, fingers, face, tongue and eyes. Fine motor skills are skill sets developed over the first few years of a child’s growth. Some examples of fine motor skills include a child learning to use his/her eyes to track the things around him/her and learning to pick up cereals to self-feed. In occupational therapy, the emphasis of fine motor skill development is usually placed on the hands and fingers (i.e.