Community service in Cape Town

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital is a sought-after Cape Town community service post. The hospital was built in 1956, and has developed a reputation for world-renowned paediatric treatment, care, research and specialist training. It is a tertiary hospital as well as a teaching hospital for the University of Cape Town (UCT).  If you … Continue reading Community service in Cape Town

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How Caregivers can help their autistic child with communication development, play and behaviour

  Tips for talking to your child during play: Talk to your child at the level that they can talk – if your child can only say one word at a time, do not talk too much – use one or two words to talk back. Be excited and fun when you talk to them … Continue reading How Caregivers can help their autistic child with communication development, play and behaviour

WHAT IS AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER?

    Autism Spectrum Disorder, also referred to simply as “autism”, is a pervasive neurodevelopmental disorder. This means it is a disorder that affects brain development. Early signs of autism are typically present before the age of 3. A definitive cause of autism remains unknown, however there is ongoing research to attempt to establish causal … Continue reading WHAT IS AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER?