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Developmental Disorders and Screening Test

Childhood disorders or developmental disorders, most often occur and are diagnosed when the child’s of school-age. According to Department of Health, Hong Kong, there are basically ten types of developmental disorders. Hearing Impairment Visual Impairment Cerebral Palsy Autistic Spectrum Disorders Dyslexia Mental Retardation & Developmental Delay Language Delay Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Development Co-ordination Disorder Anxiety Disorder Other than Cerebral Palsy, Development Co-ordination Disorder and…

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5 Methods to Keep Your Brain Healthy

A neuroscientist, Dr Tara Swart, explains the 5 most effective methods to keep your brain healthy. Nutrition The top 5 brain-friendly foods are salmon, avocado, eggs, nuts and seeds, coconut oil and olive oil Although your brain only weighs 2-3 kilos, so its a tiny percentage of your body weight, it sucks up 20-30% of the breakdown products of a healthy balanced diet. So glucose…

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Are you an Enterpreneur?

There are all types of entrepreneurs- young, old, experienced, inexperienced, technology-inclined, service-oriented! The one thing to be true of all entrepreneurs is this: they have what it takes to succeed: passion, confidence, a strong backbone, and self-discipline. If you want to pursue life as an entrepreneur, you may need to invest time and energy in gaining these and other traits. Or you might think about…

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What is Special Educational Needs (SEN) ? The case in Hong Kong

The term ‘special educational needs‘ has a legal definition, referring to children who have learning problems or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. In Hong Kong, under the prevailing government policy, children with severe or multiple disabilities attend special schools where they are provided with intensive support services. Other students with SEN are placed in…

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Types of Psychologists

The activities of psychologists are very diverse. The types of psychologists can be grouped in various ways. The attached image is one of the grouping in terms of academic, medical and applied psychology. According to the British Psychological Society (BPS), psychologists normally specialise in a particular area such as education, health or sport, and Psychology is a huge scientific discipline and the Society confers Chartered status in the…

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Signs that You Don’t Drink Enough Water

If you don’t drink enough water every day, it disappears: 8% blood – This leads to narrow blood vessels, blood clots, raised blood pressure, and risk of heart attack and stroke. 26% intercellular space – This leads to raised acidity levels, gout, kidney stones, brittle bones, lower immunity. 66% cells – This leads to higher cholesterol, reduced metabolism, and accelerated aging. Signs of dehydration Your…

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Back To School: 22 Things Your Kid’s Principal and Teacher Won’t Tell You But Wants You To Know

Before the first day of school, teachers and principals help parents to prepare for the year ahead — they give you supply lists and make sure you know what time to drop your kid at the bus stop. But there are some things you need to know that won’t appear on any back-to-school handout.    1. If you want to talk to me about a…

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Genes can shape workplace success

Many people love their work; some even find it hard to know when to stop. Others have a reputation as the office grinch – always complaining, never satisfied. Why might this be? Are we genetically pre-programmed to be happy or unhappy in our jobs? Studies in molecular genetics have found that many psychological characteristics can be inherited. For example, researchers have found that certain genes…

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7 Natural Ways of Boosting Your Mood

1. Sunlight. Vitamin D plays many roles in your body, including promoting serotonin production.  Bright light through your eyes also increases serotonin activity 2. Exercise is a natural mood lifter! Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. 3. Sleep 8 hours. Sleep = repair. When we feel rested, we’re happier people. 4. Schedule some downtime. When we’re stressed and overwhelmed, our moods tend to be…

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Foods and Beverages That Help You Feel Good

6 Tips for Foods and Beverages That Help You Feel Good 1. Seek out foods rich in vitamin B12 and folic acid (folate). Folic acid (folate) and vitamin B12 appear to help prevent disorders of the central nervous system, mood disorders,  and dementias. Folic acid is usually found in beans and greens. Vitamin B12 is found in meats, fish, poultry, and dairy. dishes that feature…