Dyspraxia occurs when the brain is not able to adequately plan actions. In adults, this can be acquired as a result of a stroke (CVA) or disease or brain lesion of some kind. The severity can range from mild to severe, and so the symptoms will vary accordingly.
Children who have been stuttering for longer than 3 years are less likely to grow out of stuttering. For these children it is important they have the techniques to manage their stuttering and minimise any anxiety it may cause.
Meet Fiona Curtis the owner of Fiona Curtis Speech Pathology Services in Scarborough
Fiona obtained her B.A.Sc. Speech & Hearing from Curtin University and has always maintained her Certified Practising status with SPA. In recent years, her professional development has been very focused on stuttering. She has completed Lidcombe Program Training about 14 years ago and has also done training in how to work with school aged children who stutter. She has attended the Oxford Disfluency Conference twice, in 2014 and 2021.
You may have heard of the saying, “when you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.” Executive functioning difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorders often go hand in hand, however not all children with ASD will struggle in the same EF areas to the same degree. If a child is seeing a psychologist, it may be worthwhile connecting with them to find out more information about which area the child needs the greater support.
Meet Simone Dempster the owner of Splice Therapy based in Darlington.