Child Sexual Abuse and their Consequences

Child sexual abuse is a pressing issue in society today. Moreover, statistically there is a considerable increase in the number of cases related to juvenile sex abuse over the past decade. Most of the cases report the abuser to be a close family member or a family friend rather than a complete stranger. Future Consequences-… Continue reading Child Sexual Abuse and their Consequences

Understanding Tumultuous Adolescence

Understanding Tumultuous Adolescence Understanding Tumultuous Adolescence and Young Adults is NOT easy. Therefore, during teenage years, there will be a noticeable change in the behaviour of young people. Many mental illnesses have their onset in adolescence, including those that run a chronic course resulting in significant disability. So what is so distinct about this age… Continue reading Understanding Tumultuous Adolescence

How to Help Your Child Learn to Read

As a parent, you feel a special deep panic when you realize that your child—your beautiful, clever, funny child, who regularly surprises you with precocious bons mots, who built an ingenious bow out of tubing and rubber bands that can shoot a chopstick across the living room with remarkable accuracy—is having trouble learning to read.… Continue reading How to Help Your Child Learn to Read

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Overview Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. Inattention means a person wanders off task, lacks persistence, has difficulty sustaining focus, and is disorganized; and these problems are not due to defiance or lack of comprehension. Hyperactivity means… Continue reading Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Reading Disorders

How Do I know If My child Has Reading Disorders Reading disorders occur when a person has trouble with any part of the reading process. Reading and language-based learning disabilities are commonly called dyslexia. These disorders are present from a young age. Thus, usually result from specific differences in the way the brain processes language. There… Continue reading Reading Disorders