SUNSHINE ASSOCIATION

Morena Sehloboko’s Tail of Truimph

Morena Sehloboko is our Sunshine Superstar of the month. His is a tale of triumph  – and we are...

Lwandle’s perseverance pays off

Our Sunshine Superstar of the week has just turned six Last year we wrote about Lwandle Nkosi, a young...

It’s Music To Marinda’s Ears

Our Sunshine Superstar of the week loves listening to music. Five-year-old Marinda Fouche has developmental delays and when she...

Lebogang Reaches His Goal

Our Sunshine Superstar of the week is a boy who has learned to feed himself Lebogang Malepa is a...

A Mandela Day Birthday Gift

The Sunshine Centre Association is celebrating two different birthdays this year – their own and Nelson Mandela’s. To commemorate...

Lwandle is a Quick Learner

Our Sunshine Superstar of the week is a boy who has made such great progress, in a very short...

Monica Welcomes Words

Seven-year old Monica Mabasa has speech and developmental delays. When she started attending Eldorado Park Early Intervention Centre in...

A good START for Reagile

Our Sunshine Superstar of the week is a little girl who didn’t know how to play. In October last...

Sweet Success

Our Sunshine Superstar of the week is a very special little girl – she is our flower and she...

A Giant Leap for Junior

Junior Buthelezi is our Sunshine Superstar of the week. His is a tale of triumph over great odds –...

The Loving Spoonful

Another heart-warming story of courage, commitment and achievement in our Sunshine Superstars series. Today, we celebrate little Miandabu and...

Meet Siphokazi, this month’s Sunshine Superstar

The world is filled with stories – many of them negative. We’re focusing on the positive and doing our...

Drooling – what to do when it doesn’t stop

Infants don’t often develop full control of swallowing and the muscles of the mouth until they are between 18...

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate – The Facts

Although the cause is often unknown, most scientists believe clefts are due to a combination of genetic and environmental...

Overactive Bladder in Children – When they’ve got to go, and go, and go…

If you thought that incontinence was something that only the elderly suffer from, think again. Urinary incontinence, often caused...

Don’t Be Late With Early Intervention

Early Intervention programmes enhance the development of infants and toddlers with disabilities, minimise potential developmental delay, and reduce educational...

Helping Children with Apraxia of Speech

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder. Children with CAS have problems saying sounds, syllables, and...

Special Needs Parenting: 12 Tips for Managing Challenging Behavior

While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, these tips may give you some ideas to try – but remember to...

Just a Habit or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

All children have worries and doubts. But kids with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) often can’t stop worrying, no matter how...

Cut Moms Some Slack

Admit it – you love your children beyond measure, but there are times when you find being a mom...

The Right to Communicate

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is the term used to describe various methods of communication that can ‘add-on’ to...

Can stem cells help people with cerebral palsy?

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is an umbrella term that is used to describe the effects of damage to a developing...

Parenting Tips That Make a Positive Difference Part 2

More great guidelines to help you instill confidence and good values in your child. Speak and act right Children...

Parenting Tips That Make a Positive Difference Part 1

No one said that parenting would be easy – but with a few simple guidelines you can ensure that...

Can technology give children with learning disabilities a voice?

There’s no doubt that computers, especially laptop computers with innovative technology, have played a major role in accelerating the...

TV: Is too much really that bad for kids?

In today’s world it’s pretty hard to escape TV, especially if you’re a child. It’s often left on in...

Spina Bifida

What is it? Spina Bifida is a neural tube defect involving incomplete development of the brain, spinal cord, and/or...

Spotlight on Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is the term used to describe a group of conditions that affect movement and posture, and...

Autism

Did you know? The diagnostic criteria for autism agreed upon by most authorities are: Severe abnormality of reciprocal social...

ADHD

Did you know? (Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorder) ADHD refers to a set of behaviours resulting from lower than...

Hydrocephaly (Water on the brain)

Did you know? In Hydrocephaly there is a build-up of Cerebro Spinal Fluid (CSF) in the ventricles of the...

Food Can Affect Your Child’s Behaviour

Did you know? Sometimes it seems that human behaviour revolves around food. Food and mealtimes are such an important...

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