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Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

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Sensory Processing Disorder in Children

Have you ever wondered why your child over reacts to loud noises, being touched, certain tastes and smells, or bright lights? Research has shown that at least 1 in 20 children experience sensory sensitivities or are affected by a Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) (Ahn, Miller, Milberger & McIntosh, 2004). SPD is defined as a difficulty […]

Enconpresis in school aged children

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Understanding and Managing Encopresis in Children

  Encopresis (or faecal soiling) is one of the most frustrating difficulties of middle childhood, affecting approximately 1.5% of young school children (von Gontard, 2013). It is a debilitating condition to deal with as a parent, as it usually occurs at a stage when children are past the age of toilet training. Encopresis is a […]

Promoting Healthy Sleep Patterns in Children

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Promoting Healthy Sleep Patterns in Children

Challenges with sleep, whether it be difficulties with settling, night-time wakefulness, or fears and worries about sleeping independently, are some of the most common reasons children are referred to the Quirky Kid Clinic. Many families relate to feeling exhausted, frustrated and confused when they have a child or children who have difficulties with their sleep. […]

Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Children

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Children

ODD or Oppositional Defiant Disorder is a disorder presenting in children who have difficulties controlling both their emotions and behaviour. ODD is characterised by challenging behaviour, particularly towards adults and those in authority. Children with this diagnosis may: Be easily annoyed, become angry quickly or seem irritable  Have frequent temper tantrums Argue with adults (particularly […]