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01/06/2021

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling.

It's a specific learning difficulty, which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as reading and writing.

Dyslexia is a lifelong problem that can present challenges on a daily basis, but support is available to improve reading and writing skills and help those with the problem be successful at school and work.

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling.

It's a specific learning difficulty, which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as reading and writing.

Dyslexia is a lifelong problem that can present challenges on a daily basis, but support is available to improve reading and writing skills and help those with the problem be successful at school and work.

19/05/2021

If your child appears to be struggling with spelling, reading, writing or numeracy, you need to bring him/her to get some professional advice.

There are often obvious signs that indicates if ever a child has areas of strong ability alongside areas of weakness. You may also have other family members with similar weaknesses. Remember that not all children will display the same weaknesses and abilities.

If your child appears to be struggling with spelling, reading, writing or numeracy, you need to bring him/her to get some professional advice.

There are often obvious signs that indicates if ever a child has areas of strong ability alongside areas of weakness. You may also have other family members with similar weaknesses. Remember that not all children will display the same weaknesses and abilities.

26/04/2021

La dyslexie est un trouble spécifique de la lecture. Il s’agit également d’un trouble persistant de l’acquisition du langage écrit caractérisé par de grandes difficultés dans l’acquisition et dans l’automatisation des mécanismes nécessaires à la maîtrise de l’écrit (lecture, écriture, orthographe…).

La dyslexie est un trouble d’apprentissage, tout comme la dysorthographie et la dyscalculie. Ces troubles ont en commun de modifier la capacité à retenir, à comprendre, à récupérer ou à communiquer de l’information. Ils nuisent à l’apprentissage scolaire.

Les erreurs de lecture au départ ne sont guère différentes entre un normo-lecteur et un dyslexique, certaines lettres ne sont pas décodées, d’autres sont permutées, ou encore substituées, on retrouve également des confusions phonologiques (t,d,p,b) ou visuelles (m,n ; p, q). La différence est alors que chez l’enfant dyslexique les erreurs sont nettement plus nombreuses.

A lire: https://naitreetgrandir.com/fr/etape/5-8-ans/langage/fiche.aspx?doc=dyslexie

La dyslexie est un trouble spécifique de la lecture. Il s’agit également d’un trouble persistant de l’acquisition du langage écrit caractérisé par de grandes difficultés dans l’acquisition et dans l’automatisation des mécanismes nécessaires à la maîtrise de l’écrit (lecture, écriture, orthographe…).

La dyslexie est un trouble d’apprentissage, tout comme la dysorthographie et la dyscalculie. Ces troubles ont en commun de modifier la capacité à retenir, à comprendre, à récupérer ou à communiquer de l’information. Ils nuisent à l’apprentissage scolaire.

Les erreurs de lecture au départ ne sont guère différentes entre un normo-lecteur et un dyslexique, certaines lettres ne sont pas décodées, d’autres sont permutées, ou encore substituées, on retrouve également des confusions phonologiques (t,d,p,b) ou visuelles (m,n ; p, q). La différence est alors que chez l’enfant dyslexique les erreurs sont nettement plus nombreuses.

A lire: https://naitreetgrandir.com/fr/etape/5-8-ans/langage/fiche.aspx?doc=dyslexie

02/04/2021

The 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝗶𝘀𝗺 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗗𝗮𝘆 observed on each 2nd April of the year. The aim of this day is to make people understand what autism is and most importantly accept children and people with autism.

Autism is present EVERY day. It impacts the person having autism and EVERY one in his family. It never goes away. It is hard, the hardest thing to accept this fact that autism is not curable neither, but it also comes with beauty.

It is all about believing that people suffering from autism are just unique and not less in any other way. They are children and they are also adults. They want exactly what you want. They want to be loved. They want to be accepted. They want to be successful. They need more patience from you. They need more acceptance from you. They need kindness and unconditional love just like you do.

BE NICE! Take the extra time to connect. Teach your kids to be kind. Teach your kids to include everyone especially kids that might seem different. Teach your kids that different is not less. If we teach our kids these skills they will make this world a better place and grow into awesome adults that continue to spread kindness.

Let’s cherish them by 𝘀𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 to help creating a better world.

💙💙💙

Therapy Without Borders - Special Needs Team
#WhereHopeComesFromHome

The 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝗶𝘀𝗺 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗗𝗮𝘆 observed on each 2nd April of the year. The aim of this day is to make people understand what autism is and most importantly accept children and people with autism.

Autism is present EVERY day. It impacts the person having autism and EVERY one in his family. It never goes away. It is hard, the hardest thing to accept this fact that autism is not curable neither, but it also comes with beauty.

It is all about believing that people suffering from autism are just unique and not less in any other way. They are children and they are also adults. They want exactly what you want. They want to be loved. They want to be accepted. They want to be successful. They need more patience from you. They need more acceptance from you. They need kindness and unconditional love just like you do.

BE NICE! Take the extra time to connect. Teach your kids to be kind. Teach your kids to include everyone especially kids that might seem different. Teach your kids that different is not less. If we teach our kids these skills they will make this world a better place and grow into awesome adults that continue to spread kindness.

Let’s cherish them by 𝘀𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 to help creating a better world.

💙💙💙

Therapy Without Borders - Special Needs Team
#WhereHopeComesFromHome

HANDWRITING WARM UP for Hands and Fingers with Pencil l Advance Exercise 25/03/2021

HANDWRITING WARM UP for Hands and Fingers with Pencil l Advance Exercise

HANDWRITING WARM UP ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

🌼Many kids struggle in the area of handwriting for various reasons. They don’t enjoy the process or they tired easily, fine motor skills are not developed like they should be for handwriting, and a variety of other reasons. Doing some fun handwriting warm up activities can help them to prepare for writing, not only mentally but physically.

🌼 Benefits of handwriting warm up activities:
i. Stimulate thinking and warm up writing muscles.
ii. Helps kids overcome writer's block.
iii. Build up stamina and increase length of time they can stay focused on writing without stopping.

🌼 According to this intervention, once your kids get the hang of these activities it should only take you 5-10 minutes at the most to complete them all. Then their muscles will be all warmed up and ready for handwriting (Heather Greutman et al., 2015).

🌼Virginia Berninger (2013) reported that research supports the practice of using handwriting instruction as a “warm-up” to any writing activity, just as athletes and musicians warm-up before games and concerts. Both the instruction and reinforcement of handwriting skills can enhance spelling and composition activities written by hand. In every handwriting session, my students begin their work with gross motor, vision, and sensory warm-ups. It is important to “get the body ready” to work on the precise fine-motor handwriting skills. In much the same way, handwriting warm-ups get the brain ready to work on the cognitive skill of writing.

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Babies know when you imitate them - and like it 19/03/2021

Babies know when you imitate them - and like it

Babies know when you imitate them - and like it :)

Six-month old infants recognize when adults imitate them, and perceive imitators as more friendly, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden. The babies looked and smiled longer at an adult who imitated them, as opposed to when the adult responded in other ways. Babies also approached them more, and engaged in imitating games.

“Imitating young infants seems to be an effective way to catch their interest and bond with them. The mothers were quite surprised to see their infants joyfully engaging in imitation games with a stranger, but also impressed by the infants’ behaviours”, says Gabriela-Alina Sauciuc, researcher at Lund University

“By showing that 6-month-old infants recognise when they are being imitated, and that imitation has a positive effect on interaction, we begin to fill up this gap. We still have to find out when exactly imitation begins to have such effects, and what role imitation recognition actually plays for babies”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63u7l5-x1Hk&t=4s

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Photos from UNICEF's post 17/03/2021

Photos from UNICEF's post

Photos from Therapy Without Borders - Special Needs's post 13/03/2021

Hello everyone,

Hope you are doing well and taking all your precautions during this second wave lockdown we are all facing here in Mauritius.

Today, we thought to come with simple activities for parents/caregivers where you can support the development of fine motor and cognitive skills for your child. This will also help you to evaluate and hence monitor the progress of your child.

If ever you have any difficulties or even any suggestions, feel free to contact us thru Messenger.

Stay safe.

Regards,

Therapy Without Borders-Special Needs Team
#WhereHopeComesFromHome

23/02/2021

Fascinating facts! #autism

The colours in the picture show neural connections, so how the cells in your brain link up.
People who have autism (and other neurological conditions) dont go through neural pruning like neurotypical people, which is where the brain gets rid of connections that might not be useful, to streamline neurological functions. So basically, the left image shows us that that persons brain has wider reaction to visual imagery than the right side image. On the left side we can see it goes to different areas; it goes to the prefrontal (decision making/working memory) and temporal areas (timing and language) as well as the sensory and motor areas and visual areas. Where as in the right image, the connections are just in the sensory and motor cortex from the visual areas.

More connections means that you might recall more related things and process the information differently, but it might take more time and be more exhausting or over-stimulating. processing information in a different manner leads to different conclusions and a different angle of understanding.

Fascinating facts! #autism

The colours in the picture show neural connections, so how the cells in your brain link up.
People who have autism (and other neurological conditions) dont go through neural pruning like neurotypical people, which is where the brain gets rid of connections that might not be useful, to streamline neurological functions. So basically, the left image shows us that that persons brain has wider reaction to visual imagery than the right side image. On the left side we can see it goes to different areas; it goes to the prefrontal (decision making/working memory) and temporal areas (timing and language) as well as the sensory and motor areas and visual areas. Where as in the right image, the connections are just in the sensory and motor cortex from the visual areas.

More connections means that you might recall more related things and process the information differently, but it might take more time and be more exhausting or over-stimulating. processing information in a different manner leads to different conclusions and a different angle of understanding.

06/10/2020

#HappyWorldCerebralPalsyDay

05/10/2020

Happy Teacher's Day to all teachers doing such a wonderful work.
Special thought to the teachers working with children with special needs: your dedication and caring touch to those children are the true reflection of humanity!
Teachers are the reason why ordinary students dream to do extraordinary things.

#HappyWorldTeachersDay!
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#TherapyWithoutBorders

02/10/2020

Stay tuned to the Cleft Care Page on more information about Cleft Lip and or palate for October Month Awareness on Cleft

Today, we celebrate World Smile Day 2020. Cleft Care Mauritius is committed to bringing a smile to every child born with a cleft. It has declared the month of October 2020 as a month of awareness on Cleft Lip and/or Palate.

All events shall be posted on our Cleft Awareness Month Event Page. Stay Tuned. ~
Happy Smile Day All :-)

01/10/2020

Often as parents, educators or therapists...
We come across children having meltdowns and we are unable to find the proper techniques to cope with situations...

This is the perfect follow-up about meltdowns.

Original Source:
https://hes-extraordinary.com/de-escalation-techniques

#TherapyWithoutBorders

28/09/2020
24/09/2020

Arcades Currimjee

We hope that you've saved the dates for our Market Festival at Arcades Currimjee which will start on 30th September to 3rd October 2020. Through this Market Festival, we bring to you several NGOs from around the island who will be showcasing their handcrafted products. The 13 NGOs participating have prepared a wide range of products for sale which varies from jewellery to bags, clothing, candles & paintings, all handcrafted by intellectually challenged individuals to help everyone understand that a disability is not the end, it might just be a sweet beginning to something new. All money raised will be used to further the development of the NGOs and everyone involved. We encourage you to visit & be part of this amazing experience.

#ArcadesCurrimjee #MarketFestival #SaveTheDates #HandCrafted #LocalNGOs #Support #Encourage #Curepipe

09/09/2020

Good morning :)

A baby will explore her/his environment and learn from it.

It is very normal for children to put everything into their mouth between the ages of 18-24 months. This helps their sensory motor development. And in children with special needs, this behaviour or sensory seeking activity may persist till later age.

As parents we are concerned and we will try to prevent it. Nevertheless it is not always possible to be on our guard and protect our child.

Here are some materials- DIY that may not harm your child if ever they put them in their mouth; the activities are fun and therapeutic and at the same time harmless!

Enjoy!

P.S: Please ensure that your child is not allergic to the items used to make the materials!

Have a good day 🌸

04/09/2020

Good morning everybody.

Play is very important to optimal child development that it has been recognized by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights as a right of every child (UN Convention of the Rights of Children, 2006).

Play has many benefits:
It allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development.

Here are some examples how you can encourage speech, language and communication skills in your children.

Thank you.

03/09/2020

Healthy Communication.. Healthy Relationship..

Very often, parents having children with special needs cannot find the way out. They have difficulties to balance their lives, especially their life as couple, since it is very demanding to care for a child with special needs.

Communication is very important. Not being either aggressive or submissive, but finding the right way to communicate effectively :)

If ever, you cannot handle the situation, do not hesitate to contact a paychologist to help you find the right solutions.

#Itisnevertoolate

Ang ganda nito (original post from Sunway Medical Centre Malaysia)

Healthy Communication, Happy Family

Parenthood is one of the biggest blessings that a married couple can have. However, being a responsible parent is not an easy feat, especially if you and your better half are working.

The key is communication. Always communicate and voice out your feelings and emotions, instead of keeping them to yourself.

If you have trouble communicating with your partner, our psychologists are here to help!

For more information about our Behavioural Health Centre, please call: +603-7491 9191/ 5566 9191

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