Happy Occupational Therapy Week!

Happy Occupational Therapy Week!

With Occupational Therapy week celebrations kicking off over the weekend, I thought this would be a great chance to answer some questions about Paediatric Occupational Therapy and rediscover some of the things that make OT so great! What is OT? Occupational therapy is an allied health profession that focusses on building skills and improving participation…

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Why Do Girls With Autism Have Difficulty Getting Diagnosed?

Autism, Diagnosis
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Recent research has uncovered differences among boys and girls in their presentation and experiences of ASD. Understanding of what was previously assumed to be a male-dominant diagnosis, has now broadened, uncovering unique signs and symptoms of ASD for boys and girls. It is possible that several girls with an ASD diagnosis have flown under the radar due to limited understanding of female ASD experiences. As such, it is important that parents and practitioners be aware of the signs of Autism in a female population.

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AVOIDING MISDIAGNOSIS IN OUR CHILDREN

The overlap of symptoms between different disorders can be confusing for parents, and at times therapists!!!. When understanding the complexity of this it is important to realise that different therapists receive training in different areas. For example a Psychologist is trained extensively in human behaviour and cognitions making them better placed to understand behavioural disorders…

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