These checklists, questionnaires and medical notes are purely to give an overview of a possible condition. They are not to be used for medical diagnoses and professional advice should be sought. They are designed to give an idea of a route to be taken with a child and think carefully about the behaviours or reactions a child presents
Asperger's syndrome is a neurological disorder and one of the autism spectrum disorders. There is no precise checklist of behaviours and some children display some or all of typical symptoms and a professional will make a specific diagnosis. There are many behaviours that may indicate and lead to a... The DfE defines dyscalculia as: ‘A condition that affects the ability to acquire arithmetical skills. Dyscalculic learners may have difficulty understanding simple number concepts, lack an intuitive grasp of numbers, and have problems learning number facts and procedures. Even if they produce a correct...
Do any of your pupils struggle with spelling, writing, reading or mathematics? Do they not progress as quickly as their classmates – or worse, not seem to progress at all? There are obvious inconsistencies in these individuals, many of them exhibiting abilities alongside weaknesses. You have been... Different pressures can result in the child struggling to communicate which can lead to mutism.
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is psychiatric disorder which appears as two problems. These are aggressiveness and the need to bother and irritate others.
Features include:• disobedience to parents, teachers and adults• defiant behaviours• hostility towards others• irritability• temper outbursts•... Sensory processing organises the sensations from one's own body and the world around us. For some children, their sensory integration does not develop as it should and may affect their sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste or spatial awareness.
Children can experience hypersensitivity (excessive and... Stammering (also known as stuttering) needs to be handled carefully, with a son who stammered as a toddler and working with a few stammering children over the years, I have always been interested in supporting these children.
Stammering can be a short development problem but can become a life long...