Discrimination against Educational Psychologists

The following letter was submitted to the Competitions Tribunal by EPASSA (Educational Psychology Association of South Africa) on the 8th of March 2017 and summarises so clearly the unfair and discriminatory actions of several Medical Aids against Educational Psychologists.   8 March 2017   SUBMISSION TO THE COMPETITIONS TRIBUNAL BY THE EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY ASSOCIATION OF […]

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Expresso video 3: Why do children become bullies?

Bullying is a serious problem and as a society we often react with great empathy to the child who is being bullied.  But what if your child is the bully? Children bully others for a variety of reasons.  Surprisingly when we talk to bullies we often find that they themselves suffer from a low self-esteem […]

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Learning Difficulties: What to ask teachers and therapists

In the new term meeting with professionals working with your child is a priority. It can be very daunting, especially for parents whose children may have learning difficulties. Frequently, the professionals end up talking and the parents try desperately to follow the conversation and very often only pick up on the negative information. A small […]

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Is it Dyslexia or ADD?

I’ve noticed a very interesting trend in my practice in recent years.  Often children – specifically boys – will present with symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) such as distractibility, impulsivity, fidgetiness, lapses in concentration, etc. as well as difficulties in reading.  During the background interview the parents will usually note that the boy’s […]

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