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How to Reinforce Positive Behaviour in Children and Adults with Challenging Behaviour Part 3

By Mary Egan | 24 October 2018
How to Reinforce Positive Behaviour in Children and Adults with Challenging Behaviour

This is the third and last blog in our series on how to deal with challenging behaviour. In this post I will discuss antecedent-based interventions. In my previous post of this series I discussed differential reinforcement strategies. You can read the second post of this series by clicking here. Antecedent-based strategies are used to reduce...

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Psychosocial Developmental Milestones from Birth to Age 2

By Dr Martina Paglia | 08 October 2018
Psychosocial Developmental Milestones from Birth to Age 2

This is the third of a series of articles on child development from birth to 2 years. To read the second article click here. Child development is not an exact science. Every infant grows and develops at its own pace. However, the information about psychosocial development provided in this article are a useful reference for every new parent....

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How to Reinforce Positive Behaviour in Children and Adults with Challenging Behaviour Part 2

By Mary Egan | 01 October 2018
How to Reinforce Positive Behaviour in Children and Adults with Challenging Behaviour

This is the second blog in our series on how to deal with challenging behaviour. In my previous post I discussed the principles of reinforcement, extinction and punishment. You can read the first post of this series by clicking here. All techniques in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) are based on these three principles. One of...

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How to Reinforce Positive Behaviour in Children and Adults with Challenging Behaviour Part 1

By Mary Egan | 24 September 2018
How to Reinforce Positive Behaviour in Children and Adults with Challenging Behaviour

This is the first blog in our series on how to deal with challenging behaviour. Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) has become a well-known system of supporting individuals, particularly those with diagnoses of learning disabilities, autism, or dementia. This system was developed from Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), which uses behavioural principles to increase or decrease behaviours....

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Cognitive Developmental Milestones from Birth to Age 2

By Dr Martina Paglia | 19 September 2018
Cognitive Developmental Milestones from Birth to Age 2

This is the second of a series of articles on child development from birth to 2 years. To read the first article click here. Child development is not an exact science. Every infant grows and develops at its own pace. However the information about cognitive development provided in this article are a useful reference for every new...

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Biosocial Developmental Milestones from Birth to Age 2

By Dr Martina Paglia | 12 September 2018
Biosocial Developmental Milestones from Birth to Age 2

This is the first of a series of articles on child development from birth to 2 years. Child development is not an exact science. Every infant grows and develops at its own pace. However the information provided in this article are a useful reference for every new parent. 1. Body Shapes and Dimensions At birth, the...

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5 Tips for Managing Conduct Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder

By Mary Egan | 03 September 2018
5 Tips for Managing Conduct Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder

A diagnosis of Conduct disorder is given when the following characteristics are exhibited frequently: Aggression towards people and animals Property destruction Deceitfulness Antisocial behaviour, e.g. theft and rule violations. A diagnosis of Oppositional Defiant Disorder is characterized by: Problems with anger Frequent non-compliance with rules Argumentativeness Misattribution of blame towards others. Of course, many of...

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5 Tips to Manage Social Anxiety

By Daphne Catsamba | 13 August 2018
5 Tips to Manage Social Anxiety

Social anxiety feels quite similar to stage fright. Many people experience the fear of public performance and it can be overwhelming. Situations such as public speaking, especially in front of a big audience, meeting a very important person, being the centre of attention or attending different social encounters, could be very difficult to handle effectively....

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5 Tips to Improve Your Sleep

By Mary Egan | 06 August 2018
5 Tips to Improve Your Sleep

Sleeping difficulties are a common problem, from struggling to fall asleep to waking in the middle of the night multiple times or for hours on end. This can be a frustrating experience and can create a never-ending cycle as the more frustrated we get, the harder it is to fall asleep! Poor sleep quality is...

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5 Tips to Manage ADHD

By Mary Egan | 31 July 2018
5 Tips to Manage ADHD

Procrastination is a common experience for most of us; whether it’s binge watching Netflix or scrolling through every social media app on your phone before even considering buckling down to work. This is even more difficult and frequent for individuals diagnosed with ADHD, who struggle to maintain concentration, switch off from distractions, plan ahead and...

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