‘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! […]Read more What are school readiness skills?
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 […]Read more Learning to Identify our Moods
After years of pondering how Restrictive Practices would be monitored in the new world of NDIS we now have our answer. Well some of it. The new NDIS Restrictive Practices and Behaviour Support Rules 2018. Just in case you haven’t had chance yet to wade through the pages of legislation I have provided a brief […]Read more Commissioners new rules for Regulated Restrictive Practices
31 May 2018
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 […]Read more Autism Eligibility for NDIS
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 […]Read more BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT – WHAT YOU CAN DO IF YOUR ON A WAITLIST FOR HELP
16 Feb 2018
To provide or not to provide? This issue seems to be polarised for many, from “No way, they will rob me of all my funding!” to “Absolutely, what does it matter?” The fact is that you do not have to provide your NDIS support plan to any service provider. In the true spirit of the […]Read more Should you provide your NDIS plan to Service Providers?
Have you noticed your child removing themselves from group activities? Do they have difficulty playing functionally with toys? Does your child ALWAYS need to be in control of game rules? If you answered yes to any of these then your child may benefit from occupational therapy! It might surprise you to know that […]Read more How can Occupational Therapy help MY CHILD to play?