Laura-Do Vale
    Laura  Do Vale

    Mind Matters

    Laura Do Vale is a trained clinical psychologist as well as a neuro-psychologist with over ten years of practice. She is currently doing her PhD from the University of Estremadura, Spain. She has practiced at the trauma unit of the Central Hospital of S. Jose; at the oncology unit at Capuchos Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Dona Estefânia and as the pneumologist at the Hospital of Sta Marta, Lisboa – Portugal. She now works at Muscat Private Hospital.

Hyperactive children
    April 14, 2012

What is hyperactivity?

Stuttering in children
    March 17, 2012

Stuttering is a language disorder occurring in about 0.8 per cent of children and adolescents.

Sibling rivalry
    February 18, 2012

When we think of rivalry between siblings, things like jealousy, envy, competition, and other abnormal and negative behaviour always comes to mind. Jealousy is reprehensible and forbidden, especially when experienced by an older child on the birth of a sibling.

Gifted Children
    January 21, 2012

It is difficult to determine the mental development of a child. It is particularly difficult to assess in very young children. Educators recognise two types of skills - intellectual and creative - and programmes for gifted children today are labelled ‘gifted and talented’.

Does couple therapy help?
    January 7, 2012

When differences arise between a couple, should they work on the relationship or separate? How and when should this decision be made?