Working Memory in children

Working memory refers to the ability to hold and manipulate information in the head over short periods of time. It’s the capacity to hold information in mind for the purpose of completing a task, encoding information, or generating goals, plans, and sequential steps to achieving goals. Working memory is essential to carry out multi-step activities,
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School Readiness Starts Be-4

The question that runs through many parents’ minds when they make the decision to enrol in school is “Will my child be school ready?” when January rolls around. The transition to school is one of the biggest challenges in early childhood. There has been a revolution in the way that school readiness has been conceptualised
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Let’s bring back the simple lunchbox! – by Dr Brooke Harcourt, Paediatric Dietitian; Family Dietetics and Complete Children’s Health

Whether the kids have their new lunchbox from Santa ready to go, or you’ve just asked your pre-teen where theirs is (and found it at the bottom of their school bag complete with last years unfinished wrap): the thought of another year of making, wrapping and sending off original, nutritious, tasty and ‘on trend’ lunches
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What to expect on your first visit to our clinic – by Dr Jo Martin

In this Blog, one of our Directors, Dr Jo Martin explains how the first visit often works. This is a guide and may help you and your child feel more comfortable.  When a family comes to see me they have been referred by their GP, but often it is not the GP who has directed
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How do you know if your child has language delay?

By the age of three, 75% of most children’s speech is intelligible to unfamiliar people and by around the age of four, all of their speech should be understood.  But what if it’s not? Up to one in five preschool-age children can experience difficulty producing speech sounds correctly, either because they struggle to articulate them
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