What are school readiness skills?

  ‘School readiness’ measures a child’s development in knowledge, skills and behaviours that collaboratively enable children to participate effectively and succeed in the school environment. Often parents believe that school readiness refers to their child’s ability to perform in academic skill areas such as reading, writing and basic maths. However, this is not the case! […]
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Learning to Identify our Moods

By Deni Fowle – Senior Psychologist This has been a recent topic of conversation both in the clinic and in my home. I am currently working with a few 11-12 year old girls who have been struggling to understand their role and responsibility in tending to their own mental wellbeing, and this is also a […]
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Autism Eligibility for NDIS

  There has been a lot of confusion around the Autism diagnosis and eligibility for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The recent “accidental” change to the operational guidelines by the NDIA was certainly at the centre of this. Where they published information stating that Autism Level 2 would no longer be accepted automatically as […]
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BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT – WHAT YOU CAN DO IF YOUR ON A WAITLIST FOR HELP

There may be occasions when someone in your care demonstrates behaviours that can be difficult to manage. Sometimes you can determine the cause of the behaviours and can then work to change conditions so that the behaviours cease or at least reduce!  However, there may be times when you feel that you need some professional […]
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