How does the Blue Badge Scheme work? The Blue Badge Scheme helps those with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport to park close to where they need to go. In the biggest overhaul of the scheme since the 1970’s, the government has changed the way of assessing...
What is Rett Syndrome? Rett syndrome is a rare neurological disorder affecting mainly females and very few males. It is present from conception and usually remains undetected until major regression occurs at around one year of age, when children may lose acquired skills and become withdrawn. Genetic but largely not...
An introduction to Oppositional Defiance Disorder Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD) is a disorder whereby children have disruptive and oppositional behaviour that is particularly directed towards authority figures, such as parents or teachers. ODD is reported to affect between 2 and 16% of children and adolescents in the general population. It...
What is hypotonia? “Hypotonia” is the medical term for low muscle tone. If hypotonia is detected in a new born baby or child they will be referred to a specialist. In some cases, hypotonia can also be discovered later in life. Healthy muscles are never fully relaxed – they retain...
What’s Prader-Willi Syndrome? Usually diagnosed shortly after birth, Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a rare genetic condition that causes a wide range of physical symptoms, learning difficulties and behavioural problems. PWS is caused by a fault in a group of genes on chromosome number 15. This fault leads to a number...
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. ...
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