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Janet De Witt & Fire Up Marketing 2016


Tel: 027 669 0783

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July 6, 2016

Bed wetting (Enuresis) is a big challenge for both children and parents when it persists beyond around 6 years for girls and 7 yrs for boys. Daytime wetting can also cause a lot of issues for  4+ yrs  children at preschool or when they first start school or longer.

 Bed wetting is mostly a developmental issue although there can be other underlying   medical issues which need checking out.  The child may also present with other developmental issues such as clumsiness, poor balance, messy handwriting. 

Emotional issues can also be present particularly for older children or if it is dealt with as the child’s fault or the child is shamed or disappointed that they are not pleasing their parents/ caregivers by being dry.

This is an area that I often work with in my clinic from a neuro

-developmental  and Kinesiology perspective. The issue is often a retained  spinal galant reflex.

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July 6, 2016

 There are many ways to consider the issues around dyslexia   for your child both at school and in their lives.

 Letter and number reversals at 5 and 6 years,  do NOT mean that a child has dyslexia !

More often than not this can reflect a developmental issue, incorrect teaching of handwriting, poor  pencil grips rather than full blown dyslexia.  In fact, you are more likely to notice language processing issues, dislike of reading and writing (may love being read to ) and a certain level of disorganisation with personal items, but well developed verbal skills, ( talk their way out of a paper bag !), great social skills, good coordination and  advanced drawing or construction skills.   

In the early 2000's the Ministry of Education finally recognised “dyslexia” . Since then, teachers, schools and parents have been catching up with what the implications are for supporting “dyslexic “ students in our schools. .  

  THE presenting challenges are always on a co...

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