Ways to Use Visual Aids to Help Your Child Understand Language and Communicate

Tips to Manage Sensory Overload Throughout the Christmas Season

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It’s November and trees and decorations are popping up in shopping centres. You may have heard the occasional carol playing too. You know what this means… Christmas is coming! For many people, Christmas lights, carols, delicious food, colourful decorations and lots of social events are some of the best parts of the Christmas season, but for children who have sensory challenges, these things can be a recipe for sensory…

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Our COVID Response

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Real Therapy Solutions  COVID Response Strategies  Like everyone else, Real Therapy Solutions is adjusting to the new world requirements with COVID 19. Our commitment is to ensure that all our clients receive high-quality support and therapy through, and beyond, this time. Our focus is to ensure we do this in a manner that is safe for our clients, staff and the…

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Regulating Attention 

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Throughout our day-to-day lives, people are faced with a barrage of information and distractions. This barrage can take the shape of sensory information from external stimuli, such as sights, sounds, smells, tastes, changes in temperature, and tactile sensations triggered by the physical environment around us, and from internal stimuli, such as our physiological responses to hunger, pain, heart…

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Speech versus Language Disorder

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  There are so many terms used for different communication disorders; it can be very confusing! Let’s break some of it down for you…   Speech à the way we use sounds to make words.  Language à the choice of words and the way we use them to get our message across. It also involves understanding the words and messages from others (spoken…

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Managing Mental Health During COVID-19

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For many of us, the last few weeks have been a sudden and shocking change to our routines. It is safe to say that many of us are finding ourselves struggling with our mental health right now. Any reaction you are having is likely to be normal – whether you feel anxious, unmotivated, numb, hypervigilant, frazzled, or completely fine –…

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Why are Wait lists so high for Therapy?

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We often get asked,  why are waitlists so high for therapy? With the introduction of the NDIS has come to the opportunity for many who could not afford much-needed therapy to access these services. However, what has not happened is an increase in the number of therapists to provide this. In fact, many therapy providers…

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What to Expect from Psychology Sessions

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You’ve gotten your NDIS or Mental Health Care Plan and have been referred to a psychologist… what now? Most people confuse psychology with the commonly depicted movie Psychologists of laying on a couch and talking about your feelings. Whilst this is definitely part of the process, people can get a surprise when they realise that…

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Morning Routines

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A strong morning routine sets you up for a productive day resulting in more wins and a sense of accomplishment. A structured morning helps to reduce stress and more wins help to increase motivation taking you further close to achieving your goals.    A strong routine will set the tone of your day right and…

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The Art of Waiting – Children

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We live in a world that is all about convenience such that advances in technology have allowed immediate access to diverse foods, knowledge, social interactions, money, television shows and music without ever leaving the house. During drives, we often don’t hear children saying, “are we there yet” because of the constant distractions from iPads, iPhones and…

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