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Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day

By Dr Tharina Annadale On 21 March we will be celebrating Human Rights Day. With this in mind I would like to go back to the topic of the rights of our clients/patients. We are all aware of the basic rights that patients/clients have. The most prominent rights are...

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Celebrating those with Down Syndrome

Celebrating those with Down Syndrome

By Anneri Oosthuizen Down syndrome is a condition in which a baby is born with an extra chromosome number 21. The extra chromosome is associated with delays in the child's mental and physical development, as well as an increased risk for health problems. But for...

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The anxious child and the not-so-welcome worry monster

The anxious child and the not-so-welcome worry monster

THE ANXIOUS CHILD AND THE NOT-SO-WELCOME WORRY MONSTER  Adjusting to a new school or class – welcome to the new year!  By Liani Austin    I noticed her standing there. Serious. Sullen. Sad. So I scooped her up and took her to my occupational therapy (OT) room. As she...

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Something for the holidays

Something for the holidays

Something for the holidays By Dr Tharina Annandale During the year we really look forward to the holidays, but as soon as we are two weeks into the December holidays, the children start to fight and we get frustrated with them. In a lot of families, different members...

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Guidelines for school readiness for parents

Guidelines for school readiness for parents

Guidelines for school readiness Dear parents, Spring is in the air! This means the changing of seasons and the beautiful colours of spring blossoms all around us. It also means that the end of the last term for your preschooler is around the corner. School readiness...

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ADHD. The D of dichotomy

ADHD. The D of dichotomy

ADHD. The D of dichotomy Written by Anneri Oosthuizen I believe that ADHD is a dichotomy, a condition of contrast… people living with ADHD are either exceptionally energetic or really tired, we are very sad or very happy, extremely excited or deeply disappointed,...

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Breastfeeding Awareness Week

Breastfeeding Awareness Week

1-7 August 2023 This is my quote, and also the slogan of my Practice: ‘Every child is a different kind of flower, and altogether makes the world a beautiful garden’ Meet Lisa Ras, a qualified Speech-Language Therapist and South African Certified Lactation Consultant....

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