Andrew Brereton
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At what age should my baby be expected to support her own head?
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On most developmental profiles, full head control is achieved by around five months. However, all children are different, so some develop head control sooner, some a little later. If a child doesn't ...

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Should imaginary friends be accepted or discouraged?
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I think in general terms they should be accepted. It is part and parcel of a child's growing abilities in terms of social development; - of acquiring the ability to pretend, engage in role play and ...

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Do babies who watch TV start speaking late?
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I am a language developmentalist and at 18 months of age I would expect an 18 month old child to have between 6 and 20 words of speech. You have to bear in mind that development does not proceed at ...

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Can I figure out what my baby wants by the sound it makes when it cries?
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Hi I am a child developmentalist who works with children who have developmental disabilities. One of my areas is language development from birth. The answer to your question is 'yes' you can figure ...

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What disorder is associated with social awkwardness, hugging, intelligence, and difficulty focusing?
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It's difficult to give any definite indication over the internet, but the symptoms you describe are all found in Asperger's syndrome. The problem is that they could all equally be symptoms of other ...

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How can I encourage my 13 month old to stand?
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She is perhaps just not ready to stand yet. children develop at different rates, for instance I did not walk until I was 18 months old. It takes longer in some children for the neural structures ...

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How much sleep does my infant really need?
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I am a child developmentalist and I deal with children who have neurodevelopmental disabilities who also have problems with sleeping and so I know by heart how much sleep a child needs at various ages....

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Why is my toddler having trouble sleeping?
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There can be many reasons a child might develop sleeping problems, but fortunately there are also many ways in which sleep can be influenced. On a neurochemical level, when we sleep, our brain ...

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How should we address stuttering in a toddler?
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I am a qualified child developmentalist, I also treat children who have developmental disabilities, including language and communication impairments in children. It is perfectly normal for a child to ...

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How can I get my primary-schooler to remember to turn off the light?
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You could try a reward system. Rewards such as praise increase dopamine levels in the brain. Dopamine is a primary driver of brain plasticity. It's presence is necessary in order to cement new ...

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What methods are effective for teaching vocabulary to young children?
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Helping a child to develop a large vocabulary is very important. It is important because we know that possession of a large spoken vocabulary is one of the factors which determines success in reading ...

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Which music is suited for infants and toddlers?
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All kinds of music are good and music has been proven to be a primary driver of brain plasticity, which is important to all babies / children, but is a particularly useful tool to be able to utiliseif ...

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Babbling - encourage babbling in 2 yo with glue ear?
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Glue ear tends to cut out reception of high frequency speech sounds, such as 's' 't' 'p' 'h' 'sh' 'ch' and more with children only able to hear low frequency speech sounds. As we tend not to be able ...

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At what age is autism typically diagnosed?
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Sorry but I have to disagree with Kevin based upon the evidence. Autism is generally diagnosed around the second birthday and as another poster said, there is a wide variation and severity of ...

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