DIABETES

 It can be beat! Last year I was approached by a well-respected Cape Town based dietician and concerned parents to help their 11 year-old daughter, who was recently diagnosed with Type 1- Diabetes (insulin dependent). This brave girl, although initially nervous, was determined to not let diabetes get the better of her.  She came to [...]

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Should multiples be separated?

Jodi Lord (Child Play Therapist, practicing in Cape Town: Southern Suburbs)     I have recently written an assessment report in which I recommended that a set of Grade 1 twin boys be put into the same class next year. This obviously spurred on some thought and I have since done some research on the [...]

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Helping a child with a lifelong deficiency

Primary Immunodeficiency Disease (PID) By Jodi Lord (Play therapist, Cape Town: Southern Suburbs) I have recently been approached by a mother to help her daughter, through play therapy, cope with PID, Primary Immunodeficiency Disease. PID occurs in people born with an immune system that is either absent or hampered in its ability to function, whilst [...]

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