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Q. What is the most effective way to address problem behaviour in students? A. There are several things we can do to try to understand why problem behaviour occurs, or is maintained. It is important to make the effort to look deeper into the root cause of the behaviours, rather than ... Read More

Given that an estimated 60 percent of persons who have intellectual disability also experience severe communication deficits (AIHW, 2008), the literature on counselling this client group consistently refers to the importance of using “creative approaches” (WWILD, 2012, p 60) which allow the client to respond in both verbal and nonverbal ... Read More

Dr Krissy Wilson, Anomalistic Psychologist and lecturer, explains society’s enduring relationship with belief in the paranormal. Belief in the weird and wonderful is a consistent and significant component of the human condition. The tendency to believe in psychic powers and related phenomena that contradict known scientific laws and principles is not ... Read More

Q. We have a fourteen year old daughter (Tammy) with Aspergers’ Syndrome. She has difficulty relating to her peers and is awkward in most social situations. She has narrow, often obsessive, interests in a particular thing or person. She wants to make friends and have a boyfriend like her peers, ... Read More

When discussing happiness, one attitude/belief that deserves special mention is the art of accepting ourselves on an “as is, where is” basis. For us to be peacefully in relationship with our own humanness – our own combination of strengths, growing edges and unique quirks – means to have less ... Read More

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