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Paediatric Dysphagia

October 2, 2013

What is it ? Dysphagia, also called swallowing disorders, can occur at different stages in the swallowing process: Oral phase – sucking, chewing, and moving food or…

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Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD)

October 2, 2013

What are they ? With OMD, the tongue moves forward in an exaggerated way during speech and/or swallowing. The tongue may lie too far forward during…

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Hypermobility Syndrome

September 29, 2013

What is it ? Hypermobility syndrome is a term used to describe overly mobile joints which occurs as a result of the protein collagen being more…

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School Readiness

September 25, 2013

School Readiness What is it ?   School readiness refers to the fine and gross motor, language and communication, self help and emotional competence, cognitive (pre-literacy…

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Handwriting

September 25, 2013

What is it? Handwriting is a complex task that involves the successful use of cognitive, motor, visual motor, visual perception and sensory skills. Handwriting difficulties may…

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