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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 […]

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When your child’s emotions run high – from conflict to relationship building

When your child’s emotions run high and they are losing control, it can be a challenging time for you. The good news however, is that you can use such times as an opportunity to both promote your child’s healthy social and emotional development and enhance your relationship with them. By not being afraid of your […]

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The building blocks of Lego therapy

26/02/2016 | PlaySpeech and language

I absolutely love Lego. Seeing the brightly coloured blocks makes me feel nostalgic for my childhood; spending hours imagining and creating magical faraway places with my brothers’ hand-me-down Legos with the smell of freshly baked lemon drizzle cake drifting in from the kitchen. It is therefore very exciting when children come to see me in […]

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10 things to know about floortime

12/02/2016 | BehaviorBlogPlaySpeech and language

  As a parent of a child with developmental differences, the process of engaging in therapy to support your child’s development can be a daunting task. At the click of a Google search button, we can find tonnes of information about therapy approaches and programs available, all of which have something to offer. Parents thus […]