Autism: Fact and Fiction

What is autism? We often hear two types of answers to this question—and these answers generally correspond to two small variations in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). These variations, however, do not define the majority of those with an ASD. First is the idea that the person is isolated by their disorder, not interested in relating […]

Why Do We Age?

Ageing Ageing is a normal life process which all human beings must go through sooner or later, whether they want to or not. Ageing not only affects an individual physically but also psychologically and socially. There is no doubt that most of the time physical changes are the most visible and pronounced, as they start […]

How to Use Fonts Efficiently

Typography, or font, refers to different styles or types of lettering that we can use to make a design. For example, anyone who is accustomed to using Microsoft Word will be more than familiar hearing about fonts like Arial, Comic Sans, Times New Roman and even Impact to name a few. By default, every computer […]

Dyslexia in Adults (video)

Dyslexia is a specific neurological learning disability and its symptoms usually appear throughout an individual’s entire life. This disability affects every aspect of a person’s life and can vary in intensity from person to person. Traditionally, dyslexia has been linked to problems reading and writing, however, symptoms can also affect artistic, mathematic and motor skills. […]

How to Avoid the Forgetting Curve

It is highly likely that at some point in your life, after reading and article or attending a class, you do not remember much or anything at all about the subject. It is also likely that after having studied something you find you cannot remember it because even if you memorise it, it starts to […]

Conflict between Parents and Adolescents

Adolescence is the transitional period that individuals go through between their childhood and when they become adults and can be characterised by important physical, psychological and social changes. Adolescence has always been considered a conflictive stage of life (1) and it is undeniable that in adolescence there are conflicts produced by the changes mentioned above. […]

Language Development in Young Children

Language development is the cognitive process that all human beings go through to learn how to verbally communicate using the language within their environment and use their innate linguistic skills to do so. Although this process starts at birth and continues until puberty, the most important period of development occurs during the first 4 to […]

How Much Screen Time Should Young Children Have?

Current data points to a negative effect of mass consumption of video and television programmes for children in the early years of life. These negative effects are noted in the child’s development of language, intelligence and above all in their attention levels. Older children and adolescents are influenced negatively in especially important areas like school […]

What are Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders are mental illnesses that originate from different factors such as biology, psychology, family, culture and society. These illnesses are characterised by extreme behaviour to lose weight, avoid gaining it or even binge eating large quantities. Eating disorders are considered behavioural disorders as they are fundamentally psychological. Although the external symptoms appear as abnormal […]

Effective Learning Techniques: Concept Maps

A concept map is a special type of diagram that helps visualise ideas or concepts and the hierarchical relationship or link between them. It is essentially a technique used to organise information using key words or concepts that guide people from one idea to another in a structured diagram using blocks, lines and colours. Concept […]