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A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved

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In 1994 I went to Sri Lanka for a year to work as an English Teacher, and Mahendra was a student in one of my classes; he was 11 and I was 18. His family were lovely and they took us (me and other teachers) under their wing while we were there. Fast forward 16 …

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Craziness

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There’s no where in the world that the word ‘craziness’ is more apt than here in HCMC, Vietnam ??. It is a completely crazy yet wonderful place, and we as the Owl Centre therapists are very lucky to provide training here on a regular basis. Are you sitting comfortably and I’ll tell you how it …

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The arts could benefit health finds landmark WHO report

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a Health Evidence Synthesis report this week that has gathered evidence from a wide range of studies showing arts being beneficial to health. The WHO report suggests that all forms of art including visual arts, performing arts, literature etc. could be helpful in providing support in treatment and prevention of …

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Autistic infants less able to distinguish between speech patterns

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Children with an autistic sibling are at a higher risk of developing the condition themselves, but this is something that cannot be detected until later on in their development. However, a new study has identified a possible method of predicting future autism in children as early as one month old, based on how they respond …