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 […]Read more Fussy Eating: When is it a Problem?
We are receiving a lot of questions regarding the new guidelines for getting a diagnosis for Autism. The rules around who can diagnose or who is qualified have not changed, but what has changed are the best practice guidelines for a diagnosis, and the criteria a lot of funding bodies (e.g. NDIS & Centrelink) will accept […]Read more Autism – Who can Diagnose and What You Need to Look For
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 [...]Read more Why Do Services Charge a Cancellation Fee?
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 [...]Read more Important Information Regarding the Medicare and NDIS Systems
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 […]Read more When All You Want is a Good Night Sleep
My child is having trouble with their SPEECH! My child is having trouble with their LANGUAGE! These 2 sentences may appear to mean the same thing, but to a speech pathologist, they are worlds apart. So how do I describe what I am noticing? What is a language disorder? Is when a child is having […]Read more Speech Disorder Vs. Language Disorder
As we prepare for school to return for another year (and I hear all the parents celebrating), we would like to offer some tips to make the transition and the first couple of weeks back as smooth as possible. Prepare your child in advance that school is returning – As we approach the new school […]Read more 6 Tips for Helping Your Child Settle Back in School