Managing Transitions

Managing Transitions

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We have all found it challenging in one way or another when something unexpected happens or didn’t go our way. These situations can lead to feelings of frustration, fear and even anxiety. When children experience these emotions during transitions, it can often lead to a tantrum or a meltdown. These emotional outbursts are often either the result…

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Getting Prepared for the School Year

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  Returning to school and work in the new year and the transition that this requires can be a difficult task, especially when managing the transition of multiple family members.   The challenges of returning to school and work can include adjusting sleep schedules, organising and purchasing school equipment and uniforms and returning to a structured routine.   To help you with your transition back…

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Top 10 Christmas Gifts to Promote Language Development

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Christmas is the season of gift-giving and what better time than now to take the opportunity to purchase gifts that can assist your child or loved one with their language development? Erin, one of our resident Speech Pathologists, has put together her list of perfect gift ideas to do just this! Check out the list…

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Communication Disorders in Adults

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What is a communication disorder?  A communication disorder is a broad term that is used to indicate a range of difficulties that makes it hard for an individual to get his/her wants or needs across. It can be the difficulty in producing sounds and then sequencing them in words appropriately, a difficulty understanding what is asked of…

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Reading Difficulties

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Reading difficulties can occur for a wide range of reasons and can affect people of all ages. Reading is important for: learning new words developing language understanding learning about the world developing imagination assisting with academic achievement. In the early years of schooling, it is important for children to develop the ability to correctly read…

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“Coaching children through their feelings- What can I do when my child experiences big emotions?”

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When your child experiences big emotions, it can often feel overwhelming and upsetting. However, whilst difficult, these moments can be an important learning opportunity for children, which form the building blocks for effective emotion regulation throughout their lifetime!   What is emotion coaching? “Emotion coaching” is a communication approach which supports children to be aware…

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Fussy Eating: When is it a Problem?

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  Many parents will have difficulty trying to get their children to eat a range of different foods. Children will often have favourite foods and food preferences which can result in parents making a meal that is different from the rest of the family. Up to 50% of children will refuse to try 50% of new foods, so if your child…

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Why Do Services Charge a Cancellation Fee?

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You will find most services, whether they be specialist medical professionals, hairdressers or therapy services, usually charge a cancellation fee. One of the things I was most surprised about when I started working in private practice, was the number of cancellations each week. In general, most therapy services have a 10% to 30% cancellation rate a week. Sometimes even higher! Cancellations…

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Important Information Regarding the Medicare and NDIS Systems

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  Many NDIS participants are coming to us saying their Psychology sessions are no longer being funded or funding has been reduced. Many have been told to pursue the mental health care plan pathway using the Medicare system. However, NDIS has never funded psychological therapy, it has always been under ‘capacity building’.  So, what is the difference between these two options and what does this mean…

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When All You Want is a Good Night Sleep

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The average person spends about one-third of their life asleep! In fact, sleep Is the one activity you spend the most doing in your life Seems like such a waste when there is so much to do. However, if you have ever had a small child, or suffered from insomnia yourself you realise that sleeping…

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