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Autism

Brain and Nervous System
October 7, 2019

Could you have undiagnosed Asperger’s syndrome?

Asperger’s syndrome is a developmental disorder where you struggle with communication and behavioural problems. Asperger’s falls on the autism spectrum.
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Child DevelopmentParenting
May 2, 2019

Does your child have autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of developmental conditions that affect communication and behaviour. It’s called a “developmental condition” because signs show up in the first two years of life.The symptoms usually include...
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Child DevelopmentParenting
October 31, 2017

Could changing the way we manage autism help curb the “epidemic?”

It’s hard to put a number on exactly how many children in South Africa are affected by autism, but it’s fair to say that that number is high, and its growing. For example, in the Western Cape alone, up to 10 children a week are diagnosed with the condition. Over the years, autism has gathered some bad press, especially when it comes to what causes it. Traditionally believed to be caused by poor parenting and then by vaccinations (it’s not!), the “unknown" element of the condition has created a negative stigma against those who suffer from it. It’s an area…
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Brain and Nervous System
October 27, 2017

What exactly is autism?

Autism is the result of a neurological disorder that affects normal brain function, which means that a person who has autism often struggles with normal, everyday communication and social interaction. Those affected likely share traits with people who suffer from ADHD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or clinical depression. Autism is a wide-spectrum disorder, and this means that no two people who have it will experience the same symptoms. For some, symptoms are mild, while for others they are severe. What symptoms or behaviours does autism usually present? A person will usually stick to a set of behaviours, and are adverse to…
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Mental & Emotional Health
June 5, 2016

A new approach to ADHD and Autism

Have you heard of weighted therapy? No, it has nothing to do with diets or losing weight! It’s something that’s being used to help calm and centre children or adults who are dealing with ADHD, or are on the autism spectrum. (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
April 2, 2016

Could I have autism?

Up until fairly recently, autism wasn’t getting much attention from anyone - this means there could be many adults living with undiagnosed autism, or perhaps even misdiagnosed as something else. Could this be you? (more…)
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