Attention & Listening

Attention and listening is being able to listen and focus on specific tasks or sounds. It can be a tricky skill for young children to learn. It usually involves the ability to focus the eyes and/or ears on one thing while ignoring others, for a certain length of time. By the time a child is […]

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Much of the behaviour characteristic of autistic spectrum disorder may reflect a deficit in Theory of Mind. The individual cannot readily appreciate the feelings, knowledge, or beliefs in other people (nor indeed fully recognise or interpret his or her own thought processes). Hence stilted language interaction, a lack of self-consciousness, and weakness in understanding social […]

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Bilingualism 1

A child who speaks or understands two or more languages is described as ‘bilingual’ or ‘multi-lingual’. The bilingual child will have the same language abilities in both languages. What is ‘English as an Additional Language’? People who speak English as an Additional Language (EAL) are likely to have different abilities in their other languages. What […]

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