Sleep issues are highly prevalent in children with SEND.  Some research suggests that over 80% of children with additional needs will experience a sleep issue so if you are having difficulties at night time you are not alone! Parenting when you are chronically sleep deprived can be an enormous challenge. ...
What is Fragile X Syndrome? Fragile X is the most common cause of inherited learning disability. It affects all genders, races and ethnic groups equally. About 1:4,000 boys and 1: 6,000 girls are affected. However, the incidence of carriers of the syndrome is much higher with about 1:800 males and...
Feelings about parenting a child with special needs Having my children has brought me to a very different career path. I started out working in accounts, then family support work and after many years talking to teachers, doctors and setting up Statements of Educational Needs with our local authority for...
An introduction to epilepsy If your child suffers from epilepsy you are not alone. In the UK, epilepsy affects around 1 in every 200 children and young people under 18. Epilepsy can start at any age including childhood. If your child develops epilepsy you may have questions or concerns. What is...
What exactly does a physiotherapist do? It's one of those jobs which involves far more than you might first think! Paediatric physiotherapists work with children who have neurological, developmental, and orthopaedic conditions in the shorter term but who may also have complex long-term medical, social and learning needs. The focus...
What is Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (“JIA”)? Approximately 12,000 children and young people in the UK have Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) which represents 1 child in every 1,000 under the age of 16. There are approximately 1200 new cases of JIA diagnosed every year. JIA is an autoimmune disease, where your...