What could cause a child to struggle in school? Developmental delay The parents will hopefully have realize this early on and taken the child for therapy. Learning difficulties These difficulties usually only become apparent when a child goes to nursery school or Gr. R. Referring a child for an assessment at an occupational therapist. Emotional…

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(All information was obtained from Stark – Griffin’s book Dyslexia) I can test for and treat dyslexia in children Gr. 3 – Gr. 12.I am registered as a specialist on the Red Apple website and www.disleksie.co.za Definition of dyslexia A neurological-functional problem manifesting as a deficit in word decoding (reading), encoding (spelling) and nemkinesia (writing)…

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Autism forms part of a wider diagnosis called autism spectrum disorders. Other diagnosis that also falls under the autism spectrum disorder is Asperger’s syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder and disintegrative disorder. It is believed that 1 in 88 children suffer from autism. The exact cause of autism is still unknown but it is believed that genetics…

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Occupational therapists: Assist people to reach their full potential in independence in all areas of their life focusing more on  play (work for adults) and activities of daily living (e.g. eating, bathing, dressing, driving, etc.). We treat a person in a holistic way looking at their unique personality, social support system, financial situation, their strengths…

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