What is Dementia?

By ACS Distance Education on December 30, 2014 in Psychology | comments

Dementia is a decline in brain function, which can affect:

  • Understanding
  • Language
  • Abstract thought 
  • Mental agility
  • Judgement
  • Personality
  • Social conduct
  • Praxis (learning and successfully enacting a new skill)

Family Therapies

By ACS Distance Education on December 30, 2014 in Psychology | comments
Alfred Adler might be regarded as the founder of family therapy. He established clinics in which his focus was on behavioural problems in children and he invited teachers, community members, and parents to attend sessions.

In its modern form Adlerian therapy works on the premise that children and their parents become stuck in non-productive interactions due to faulty goals.

Toward Better Learning

By ACS Distance Education on December 10, 2014 in Education | comments

It's a common misconception that doing an "accredited" course, will greatly increase your chances of becoming employed, and achieving better things and more money in your career

A recent NCVER report however shows "just 13.6% of graduates from government funded private providers reported they had moved into higher skilled employment" after their training.

Clearly, doing an "accredited" course is not making the difference that people assume.

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Aquarium Fish

By ACS Distance Education on December 10, 2014 in Animals | comments
Freshwater and Saltwater are the two basic and most common types of aquatic tanks. There is also a third common type referred to as “brackish water”, which is a mix between these two types of aquatic environments, resembling an estuary, river mouth or a mangrove in nature. But for small scale aquarists (home, hobbyist, restaurant, etc), this term falls into the category of a freshwater aquarium tank.

Click through and read about some of the options for freshwater fish in a home aquarium.

Aggressive Dogs

By ACS Distance Education on December 9, 2014 in Animals & Psychology | comments

Some dogs are aggressive, others are not. Aggression can commonly show after 6 months of age; and may be in response to f threat, defence, loyalty,xenophobia (fear of the unknown) ot something else.

  • Raising their fur. 
  • Showing their teeth.
  • Growling.
  • Barking.
  • Snapping their jaw
  • Biting.