Parenting the Conundrum Child: The CAN do approach to uncovering their unique abilities by Aniesa Blore

There’s nothing wrong with your child! Stop worrying!

No matter how often your friends and family may say this, if you know that your child is developing differently from their peers, it’s time to stand up for your conundrum child.

When you have a child with additional needs, what’s important is not that they get top marks or play rugby for the first team: it’s that they are able to get changed quickly enough after PE or have a friend round on a stress-free playdate. Use the CAN approach to help your child ConnectAchieve and Navigate their way to independence.

This book gives you the strategies you need to:

· Connect with yourself and your child

· Ditch the parent guilt

· Help your child achieve goals and cope with new situations

· Understand how to get what you need from healthcare professionals

· Help your child develop the skills they need to enjoy life to the full


Aniesa completed her degree in Occupational Therapy in 1999 at the University of Stellenbosch, in South Africa. She has since been focusing on paediatrics and sensory processing and integration. She has worked across a range of paediatric fields and has extensive experience in children’s issues from autism to learning difficulties. Her speciality areas of practice include Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delays and Dyspraxia. Aniesa has extensive experience in using standardised and non-standardised assessment for establishing a baseline on which intervention can be delivered and continually evaluated.

Aniesa founded Sensational Kids Therapy in 2008 For more information about Sensational Kids,


My book: Parenting The Conundrum Child is now published and available on Amazon.

My work as an OT is incredibly rewarding. Each family I work with teaches me more about life and myself. Working intensely with others makes me feel more connected and in tune with my own family.

My career spanning over 20 years, has included consulting in Africa, Paris, Egypt and the Middle East.

I am grateful for being involved in guiding, supporting and facilitating greater connection and achievement with the myriads of children and families I have worked with. I know that my unique insights into autism, domestic violence, ADHD, depression and anxiety have led me to this point: the point of knowing that all families and children CAN. Connect – Achieve – Navigate.

I have supported many families in the SEND appeals and continue to act as an expert witness at SEN Tribunals. Knowing the challenges of raising boys with the own additional needs means that I can relate to parents who just want to see their children achieve their full potential.


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