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Down Syndrome

Down syndrome occurs when an individual has three, rather than two, copies of the 21st chromosome.

This additional genetic material alters the course of development and causes the characteristics associated with Down Syndrome.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects approximately 1 – 2% of the population with young adults between the ages of 18 – 24 facing the highest risk of being diagnosed.

OCD involves both obsessions and compulsions.

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Dyslexia and Reading Problems

Dyslexia occurs when the brain does not recognize and comprehend letters or phrases.

Undiagnosed dyslexia is a primary cause of illiteracy. Detecting early signs can be fundamental for future success and achievement.

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Communication Disorder

Speech disorders involve the inability to produce speech and sounds correctly or fluently or difficulty with the voice itself.

Examples include stuttering, articulation problems, or difficulty pronouncing sounds.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common psychiatric disorders affecting children. ADHD can cause significant disruptions in learning and social development.

ADHD can affect each child differently ranging in severity and type of behaviour.

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Asperger’s Sydrome

Also referred to as Mild Autism, a child with Asperger’s Syndrome often faces difficulty in social functioning and repetitive behaviours.

Unlike children with more severe cases of autism, children with adpergers do not face significant delay or loss of speech or language abilities.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is currently regarded as one of the most pervasive developmental disorders affecting children and adults worldwide.

Autism is considered a “spectrum disorder” as symptoms can affect each individual in a number of different ways ranging from mild to severe.

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Mood & Bipolar Disorders

Mood disorders can affect individuals from a wide range of ages and backgrounds. These vary in regards to symptoms and severity, but the most common mood disorders include Depression and Bipolar Disorder.

Depression is a treatable mental illness, but one which can go significantly unnoticed and often untreated.

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