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Narcolepsy is a chronic condition that effects the sleep-wake cycles. Sleep is crucial for physical, emotional wellbeing and cognitive functioning, so narcolepsy impacts many parts of a persons life. Narcolepsy significantly impacts on the quality of night-time sleep leading to excessive daytime...

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Research tells us that play and connection is very important during a child’s hospitalisation. It helps with their boredom, and can distract them from uncomfortable things that they may not be used to that happen in hospital. It can be really hard to think of things to together when you do not...

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The exercises in this booklet will be great to use with your child in many different situations. They can be done as part of their bedtime routine, before a hospital appointment, or during a procedure – anytime you feel appropriate. There is no right answer about when is the best time to do them....

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This resource is for all parents, carers, children and young adults that visit Sheffield Children’s Hospital. We recognise that entering a hospital can be a uncomfortable experience and it is common to lose structure in your day and forget your regular routine. With this resource, we hope to offer...

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Coming to the hospital, group interventions, an introduction to paediatric psychology, and long-term health conditions.

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What does having a learning disability mean? A learning disability is an overall impairment of intellectual ability causing difficulty with learning and everyday activities. It affects someone for their whole life. To diagnose a learning disability professionals need to show: impaired intelligence,...

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Feeling sad is a normal reaction. Everyone feels sad and low in mood sometimes but if these feelings persist and stop your child from doing their day-to-day activities this may be a sign that your child is experiencing depression. Expressing how they are feeling Help your child to express how they...

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Everyone experiences bereavement and loss sometime in their life. This is just the same for children. Remember that the loss of a pet or something else important in their life might affect a child just as much as the loss of a person. Explaining it Be careful with the language and explanations you...

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Here is a resource from the The Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) about child and adolescent psychotherapy.

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The following links provide information for ways to live with and support an acquired brain injury (ABI). The information is provided on external websites run by brain injury organisations and charities. The following charities and organisations have a range of helpful resources. The...

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Different types of attention Managing attention is a key skill that is fundamental to everything we do. There are different types of attentional capabilities: Sustained attention Sustained attention is sometimes referred to as concentration. It involves focusing on a task for a prolonged period of...

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A National Child Traumatic Stress Network resource for parents and carers to help their child cope in the hospital after a traumatic event.

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Spending time with your children Try to make sure that siblings have some time where they get your full attention and get to spend time with you 1:1. It can be hard to find time for this when life is hectic, but even a small amount of time is valuable. Taking time to notice and… Continue...

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Promoting good self-esteem is important for everyone, especially children and teenagers. It is okay to be different Create an ‘it’s okay to be different’ atmosphere at home. Reassure them that everybody is different. That life would be boring if we were all the same. Point out your...

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Many children need routine in order to help them understand the world around them. This means that change and transition often cause them a great deal of anxiety. This could be a minor change, such as taking a different route to the supermarket or a larger change such as going on holiday or moving...

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A meltdown is best understood as a panic attack, where the child is completely overwhelmed, rather than wilfully naughty or defiant. Traditional discipline is largely ineffective for meltdowns, as the child is not in a state to learn anything. During a meltdown Try to keep calm and be aware that...

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It can be hard to manage executive skills, but there are a few ways you can help your child. General tips Create routines for your child’s day and week Use rewards to help reinforce positive behaviour and avoid punishing negative behaviour Model planning, organisational and time management skills...

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Non-epileptic attack disorder or NEAD is a condition that affects some children, teenagers and adults. It involves having seizures, with and without warnings and has lots of different names. Doctors and other health professionals generally refer to these types of seizures as non-epileptic attack...

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A set of tips to help people manage their Tourette Syndrome symptoms.

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Anxiety is a normal feeling that everyone will experience at some point in their lives. Anxiety can include feelings of worry and tension, as well as physical feeling such as a racing heart, sweating or trembling. Some anxiety is normal for most people. It can help us to think about and avoid...

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When a child suffers a burn injury, is it understandable that they might feel wobbly and anxious around things that are hot or warm. Their brain has made a link between warm and hot things to getting burned and being in pain. To avoid getting burned again, the brain says ‘no’ about going...

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After the Event resource about some common reactions of children after traumatic events and suggests what can be done by the adults around them to help.

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What is an acquired brain injury (ABI)? An acquired brain injury is when something has caused damage to the tissue of the brain. The affects can be temporary or permanent. Brain injuries can be caused by many different things. These can include the following: road traffic incident hit to the head...

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What are executive functions? Executive functions are a set of skills that allow us to live independently and do our daily activities. They can be thought of as a co-ordinator, whose job is to manage of all other cognitive functions (such as language, memory, attention) so that you can complete...

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