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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a life-long developmental disorder that affects a child’s development in three main areas: social, communication and behaviour/play. Diagnosis Who can make the diagnosis? Diagnosis can be made by a medical doctor, psychologist or psychiatrist, preferably …
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Bullying can occur in any environment and is defined as exposure repeatedly and over time to intentional negative actions on the part of one or more people. It happens, on average, every seven minutes on elementary school playgrounds. It most …
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Recognizing Anxiety in Children Children, as well as adults, experience anxiety. In fact, anxiety in children should be expected at specific times during development and is usually regarded as normal. For example, a child sometimes experiences higher levels of anxiety …
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Seating There are several types of specialized seating. Wheelchairs and specialized strollers are used when a child’s temporary or permanent physical condition makes walking impossible, when walking is so difficult that it leaves no energy for other activities, or when …
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When someone has concerns about your child’s development, a developmental assessment may be recommended. A developmental assessment involves getting to know your child and family in order to better understand his or her strengths and needs. Children’s development can vary …
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Materials Required: 2 puppets 2 toy cars for the puppet show puppet theatre (optional) visual schedule outlining the schedule for this session rules board crayons, markers or pencils (one per child) scissors (one per child or enough for children to …
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Materials Required: 2 puppets small book for the puppet show puppet theatre (optional) visual schedule outlining the schedule for this session rules board toy bone for group game crayons, markers or pencils (one per child) scissors (one per child or …
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Fact Sheet

Williams Syndrome is a rare, congenital (present at birth) disorder characterized by physical and developmental problems including an impulsive and outgoing (excessively social) personality, limited spatial skills and motor control, and intellectual disability (e.g., developmental delay, learning disabilities, and attention deficit disorders).
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Many children need support when learning new skills. Breaking a skill down into smaller steps can help a child learn one step at a time. The number of steps a skill or task is broken into to depends on the …
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