REGULATING ATTENTION

  Sometimes we can have difficulty keeping our attention focused. But did you know that our attention is actually resource limited? That’s why it can be hard to do two things at once, like driving and talking. Attention being focused away from goals can sometimes be so disruptive, we enter what is called a ‘ruminative […]
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Children and Gaming

With the World Health Organisation adding Gaming Disorder into the International Classification of Diseases Edition 11 the gaming world has gone into chaos, and frustration. Rest assured this does not mean that if you love gaming you will now be diagnosed with a mental illness. However the concern over how much some people sit at […]
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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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