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All About Music Therapy

Ever wanted to know a bit more about Music Therapy? Meet Mei McCracken, our Registered Music Therapist based at Ormond and see what she has to say about how Music Therapists help kids develop all the skills they need to thrive. Music Therapy at Sensational Kids

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Top 15 Tips for a Successful (Virtual!) Play Date

Interesting times call for interesting measures! While we are currently required to physically distance from our friends and play mates, many kids are undoubtedly craving some degree of social contact outside of the home. For older kids, online interaction with their friends may already be part of their pre-isolation life. However, parents may be wondering […]

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We are moving!

20/03/2020 | BlogOther

We are excited to announce we are waving goodbye to our old Moonee Ponds site and saying hello to our new Kensington site on April 7th, 2020. Our Senior Speech Pathologist, Alyssa Murray has put together a social story that may help your young ones transition with ease. Sensational Kids New Building Social Story See […]

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Transition time is music time

It’s never fun having to pack away toys and stop playing. Even sometimes simple things like putting our shoes on is a struggle! These difficulties with transitions can feel like they go on forever and become a routine part of every day. As parents and therapists we say to ourselves we’ll stay calm, we won’t […]

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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 […]