Do you want your child to achieve their goals quicker?

Do you want your child to achieve their goals quicker?

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Would you like to spend less time at therapy Or get more therapy for your money? Do you know the three most important factors to getting outcomes from therapy? There are fewer factors than you probably think that impact on whether therapy works and how quickly it works There are three very important ones that…

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What is Sensory processing?

I get asked a lot about sensory processing disorder or sensory sensitivities by parents wondering why their child is over sensitive to noise, or won’t eat crunchy foods and many other presentations of sensory problems. First of all many parents have trouble getting a diagnosis of sensory processing problems and they want to know why….

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How to use Token Reward Systems with children with Autism as a behaviour strategy

Aspergers, Autism, Behaviour

Token economy systems (e.g. sticker/reward charts, points systems) are extremely effective tools and behaviour strategy for both parents and teachers in order to provide positive reinforcement, teach appropriate behaviour and minimise challenging behaviour. They allow caregivers to reward target (appropriate) behaviours and allow children to visually see the goal or ‘prize’ that they are working…

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PLAY, LAUGH, LEARN LANGUAGE – and Autism

Aspergers, Autism, Communication

Why is PLAYTIME so important for my child with autism’s communication skills? The Link Between Play and Learning PLAY is more than just fun and games for infants and children. Communication begins before we even learn to talk. In the first few months of life, babies learn to communicate by listening to voices and sounds,…

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How To Implement Routines Effectively

Autism

Routines are an integral component to preparing for and attending school. Routines enable children to anticipate what happens next and gives them a great deal of control over what they do during each part of the day.

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Will Using PECS Stop the Development of Speech?

Communication

PECS is an efficient mode of communication for children who are non-verbal and children who “speak” but have difficulties being understood by others. In this way, a child’s pictures act as their “words” while speech and language skills are still developing, which in turn is likely to reduce frustration and behaviours associated with communication breakdowns.

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Early Signs and Symptoms of Autism

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Parents frequently ask “What are the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder?” and unfortunately we can’t always give a straight answer. Autism isn’t like most diagnoses where your child will display symptoms x, y and z and you know that’s what it is. Autism has a range of symptoms that fit into two categories and the presentations between children may vary significantly. Read on to find out about some of the early signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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