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Patrick Speech and Languages Centre PSLC (Puresouls Learning Foundation)

          Location and History: Patrick Speech and Languages Centre is a centre for individuals living with Autism and other related developmental disorders started in September 2006 by Mrs Dotun Akande, who then had to cope with a child living with Autism. It is a pioneer special need centre in Nigeria. The Centre …

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Therap Global’s Visit to Patrick Speech and Language Centre, Nigeria

Therap Global, the leader in providing electronic documentation services to organizations supporting Persons with Disabilities (PWD) visited Patrick Speech and Language Centre in Nigeria. Therap Global member, Johanna Kroth was welcomed by Ms. Nsikan Essien, who is an administrator of the school. The staff gave a pleasant tour of the school. They have a well-balanced teacher to student ratio, …

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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. …

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For children with disabilities in Nigeria, educational opportunities remain scant

LAGOS, Nigeria — Dotun Akande had never heard about autism until her then-2-year-old son Patrick was diagnosed with the condition that impairs communication and social interaction. Unbowed, Akande enlisted a speech therapist and persuaded his school teacher to tutor him for an extra hour after school. She also relied on her instincts, employing music therapy …

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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 …

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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. …

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