The Winford Centre

breaking barriers and stereotypes

The Winford Centre

breaking barriers and stereotypes

 

Who we are

The Winford Centre for Children and Women is a non-profit organisation registered and operating in Nigeria, dedicated to supporting children with developmental and learning difficulties as well as empowering disadvantaged women towards the maximum fulfilment of their life potentials. Our focus is to deliver the highest standard of learning and welfare support in order to ensure that people who are challenged in these areas can live fulfilled and independent lives.

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Our mission

Our mission is to break down societal barriers and stereotypes by providing information, education and welfare support services. We seek a society that is truly inclusive for all.

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How to support language development in children (1/2)

19-June-2017

A lot of parents, carers and educators worry that children are not “talking” at a certain age. “Talking” in this particular context refers to the […]


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You are at the core of our advocacy- WE NEED YOU.

12-June-2017

Teachers play a critical role in the lives of children for which we will be eternally grateful. But there is no denying that teaching can […]


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Special Needs Professionals

9-May-2017

Dear parent, carer, educator and concerned individual out there, it is very possible that you may notice an unusual pattern with a child’s development or learning […]


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Signs of Abuse in Children

1-May-2017

As parents, carers and educators, we have the responsibility of looking out for children in our care as they are considered vulnerable. This is especially […]


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Why you should never say someone with Autism looks “normal”

14-April-2017

Many times, you may find that if you tell an adult with Autism or a parent who has a child with Autism that their child […]


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Could that difficulty in writing be a sign of laziness or Dysgraphia?

11-April-2017

Dysgraphia is a neurological disorder characterised by a difficulty in handwriting. Having dysgraphia doesn’t make a child lazy. Writing involves a number of complex skills […]


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Teaching children empathy and acceptance of other children with disabilities

4-April-2017

Every now and then when we come across a child who is crying loudly, my son goes: “Look mummy he/she is crying like a baby”. […]


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Signs that your child might be dealing with Dyspraxia

22-March-2017

Dyspraxia also known as Developmental Coordination Disorder is a motor disorder which affects gross and fine motor skills in infancy and early childhood. It is […]


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You are your child’s first role model- special needs or not!

16-March-2017

Lead by example Teach Model Nurture Groom Show love Show understanding Be compassionate Encourage positive behaviour and attitude Have faith in self Don’t be the […]


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Specific Learning Difficulties

14-March-2017

As your children start to grow, you may notice that they are struggling with certain areas of their learning. Sometimes, this may be as a […]


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How to make learning fun for children with special needs

7-March-2017

All children learn at different paces, and it is not uncommon to find that special needs children can take a bit longer to learn basic […]


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Developmental delay or Developmental disorder???

3-February-2017

Without understanding fully what either term means, you are probably thinking one is worse than the other. This is not necessarily so. Somewhere in your […]


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Will you like your kids to see the world without spending a fortune?

3-February-2017

  Yes it is possible for your children to see the world without spending a fortune. Buy them books If you can’t afford new books, […]


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Are you really doing what is best for your child?

3-February-2017

You are busy…very busy. You have to work and make ends meet. So your child like an adult, starts their day at 5.00am. They need […]


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Before you offer that unsolicited parental advice…

3-February-2017

This is a society where we believe “it takes a community to raise a child”. Therefore, we are automatically entitled to giving parenting advice to […]


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What will I do if my child has a disability? Must read!

3-February-2017

God forbid!!! It is not my portion!!! Ok let’s stop there. It is just a question (one worth giving a thought). A disability is not […]


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Vulnerability in children/ children with special needs

3-February-2017

Vulnerability means to be susceptible to being harmed or hurt. All children are vulnerable but those with special needs or disabilities are considered even more […]


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