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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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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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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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Top Ten Tips for the Summer Break

12/12/2016 | BehaviourOtherPlaySensorySpeech 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 […]


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 […]


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 | BehaviourBlogPlaySpeech 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 […]


The keys to a (successful!) play-date…

Any parent who has tackled a holiday or after-school play-date for their child will know just how tiring and challenging play-dates can be! Play-dates bring multiple emotions, ideas, and opinions into the play, which can lead to conflict between strong personalities, cause our sensitive child to retreat, or send our ‘busy’ kids into their most […]

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Reading books is not just about learning how to read

The Children’s Book Council of Australia is about to launch Book Week for this year with the theme being, “Books Light Up Our World”. Books are such a great source of learning for children, and in keeping with this year’s theme, books for children are about widening the experiences of their world. When children enter […]