Early Childhood Intervention

Research has shown that early intervention can improve a child’s overall development. Children who receive early therapy and support at key developmental stages are more likely to gain the skills needed to enhance their quality of life

What is Autism?

Autism is a complex, lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during early
childhood and can impact a person’s relationships, self-regulation, communication and social skills.

World Autism Day 2020: The Transition to Adulthood.

April 2nd of every year since 2007 (precisely 13 years ago), is a day earmarked internationally amongst Member State of The United Nations to take measures in creating awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) throughout the world.

7 Strategies to Encourage Language Development in Autistic Children

Progress in the management of children with autism starts with parents accepting them with their challenges. Here,Bidemi Yinusa, head of school Patrick Speech and Languages Centre Ikeja Lagos shared with Uche Akolesa (HALLMARK news paper) &seven top strategies for promoting languages development in non-verbal children and adolescents with autism 1. Encourage play and social interaction. […]

Asperger Syndrome

Asperger syndrome is a form of autism, a condition that affects the way a person communicates and relates to others. A number of traits of autism are common to Asperger syndrome including: Difficulty in communicating Difficulty in social relationships A lack of social imagination and creative play However, people with Asperger Syndrome usually have fewer […]

Ways You Can Help Your Non-verbal Child Speak

1. Encourage play and social interaction Children learn through play, and that includes learning language. Interactive play provides enjoyable opportunities for you and your child to communicate. Try a variety of games to find those your child enjoys. Also try playful activities that promote social interaction. Examples include singing, reciting nursery rhymes and gentle roughhousing. […]

Love without Boundaries with Bukola Ayinde: Every Child Deserves to Go to School

Love without Boundaries with Bukola Ayinde: Every Child Deserves to Go to School Every child, no matter the race, ability or status deserves to go to school. They deserve to be respected and treated with dignity. Quality education should not be an exclusive right of children who are physically fit and able to sit with […]

Patricks Speech and Language Centre – The Beginning

“Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.” – Eckhart Tolle Anyone who meets the delectable Dotun Akande (Mrs) cannot help but notice her confidence and calm mien. A personal challenge that could tear some families apart […]