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Sleep resources The Sleep Charity has a phone line service that provide advice and support around difficulties sleeping. They offer a free helpline that is part of their extensive services, open 7pm to 9pm, between Sunday and Thursday. Sheffield Children’s paediatric sleep disorders nursing team...

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Learning disabilities and autism can be easily confused. Some children are diagnosed with just one of the conditions. Some children have both a learning disability and autism. What is a learning disability? A learning disability is a lifelong condition that affects a person’s ability to learn new...

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What is a social story? A social story is a short story that has been written in a specific style and format. It describes what happens in a specific social situation or upcoming event. Social stories can also be used to support teaching new skills such as toilet training or dressing. Social stories...

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Daily washing and bathing These activities and environments can be difficult for a child with sensory needs. There may be small changes that can be made to reduce anxieties and upsets at these times. Smells This can have a strong impact on a child and make just entering the room difficult or...

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Sheffield Health and Social Care’s autism and learning disability service for moving on from school.

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What is a meltdown? Often meltdowns can be misunderstood as a tantrum. Tantrum When a child has a tantrum they are very aware of their surroundings and behave in a way to attract attention and a reaction from others for personal gain. Children will often shout, scream, throw themselves on the floor...

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Children with developmental difficulties, for example Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), often have problems with eating. Research has shown that 40 to 80 percent will have problems with food at some point. This can range from children who over eat, to children who have restricted diets. As parents or...

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What is auditory processing? Auditory processing is the ability to break down speech (strings of sound) up into words, groups of sounds and individual phonemes. The problem is not with hearing, but with making sense of what you are hearing. What is it like to have an auditory processing difficulty?...

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