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When car is ‘tar’ and fish is ‘wish’: Top Ten Tips when your Child has a Speech Sound Delay

01/06/2018 | BlogSpeech and language

Difficulties with production, known as speech sound delays, are very common in preschool and school aged children. It can be hard to know how best to help your child while you are waiting for an appointment with a Speech Pathologist. Here are my top tips in how to support your child in everyday conversation:   […]

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Your first therapy experience: What to expect

14/02/2018 | BlogOther

  Before anything else, we would like to welcome you to Sensational Kids! Since you are currently reading this entry, you have probably already spoken to one of our clinical administrators to book your initial appointment. Whether it is with an occupational therapist, speech therapist, music therapist or psychologist, first appointments are always about getting […]

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Specific Language Impairment – What Does This Mean?

10/07/2017 | BlogSpeech and language

Are you the parent of a child who is struggling at school? There are some areas like art, sports, music, technology that they do well in however other more traditionally academic subjects which involve lots of talking and discussion are far more difficult for them? You may also find that they find it difficult to […]

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The Seven Senses and Sensory Integration

14/04/2017 | BlogSensory

Sensory integration is a process that refers to how we take in, interpret and subsequently react to sensory information from our internal organs and our environment. The way we process this information can affect our learning, activities of daily living, confidence and behaviours. Our 5 External senses are sight, sound, taste, touch & smell. Our […]

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ADHD/ ADD or Sensory Processing Disorder?

22/02/2017 | Other

Busy, naughty, distracting, misbehaving, trouble-making….just some of the phrases we hear daily about kids with movement, modulation or neuro-biological reasons leading to difficulty sitting still and concentrating. Often first picked up when the demands of kindergarten or school increase, ADHD/ ADD and Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) are very real and can have a huge impact […]

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Top Ten Tips for the Summer Break

12/12/2016 | BehaviorOtherPlaySensorySpeech and language

The summer holidays are fast approaching here in Aus, and while many of us are looking forward to a relaxing few weeks of not having to get up and rush out the door each day, the holidays can in fact be a difficult time for some of our children with developmental differences. Here are our […]

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Making mealtimes fun

29/11/2016 | Other

Mealtimes! A word that can evoke a mixture of emotions for Parents.  Supporting your child to have a healthy relationship with food takes time and patience.  Here are our top tips in ideas to make mealtimes fun and to help your child have a positive attitude towards food and become excited about mealtimes. PRIORITISE Life […]

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NDIS Explained

20/10/2016 | BlogOther

What is NDIS? The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a national funding scheme that funds reasonable and necessary support to children with a disability and those who care for your child. It provides support for those aged 0-65 years of age with a disability. The NDIS can help you get support within your community […]

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How to save time, money AND get great therapy results…tips from those in the know

05/10/2016 | Other

It seems contradictory, I know.  To suggest that attending your therapy appointments frequently and as recommended will actually potentially SAVE you money in the long run?  Well it’s absolutely true – well in most cases, anyway! We know from the extensive research conducted on the frequency and intensity of therapy, that more intense, frequent therapy […]

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Bilingualism: Myths and Tips

In a culturally diverse country like Australia, close to 20% of the population speak another language at home. Many children grow up in families where they speak one language at home (their ‘mother tongue’) and English when attending day care, kinder and school. Many parents are concerned about the effect of their child’s bilingualism on […]