Does “finish your homework, eat your dinner, have your bath AND THEN you can have iPad time before bed” sound familiar? Tablets, iPads, android phones, play station, Wii, Xbox and YouTube … chances are in your household these would be prime examples of your childs favourite pastime activities. Today it is very easy to […]Read more Why YOUR child needs to swap the iPad for a Book!
SLEEPING FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH Did you know that sleep and the quality of sleep you have significantly impacts your mood, behaviour, emotional wellbeing, the decisions you make and how focused your brain is? If you want to regain your psychological balance, approach life with increased positive energy and more focus, then keep reading! […]Read more Sleeping for your Mental Health
Change is the Only Constant “Every positive change in your life begins with a clear, unequivocal decision that you are going to either do something or stop doing something” – Unknown We all have things we’d like to change or improve; lose a little bit off here, be a little better at this, earn a […]Read more Change is the Only Constant – Provisional Psychologist, Alison Gosling
Would you like to spend less time at therapy Or get more therapy for your money? Do you know the three most important factors to getting outcomes from therapy? There are fewer factors than you probably think that impact on whether therapy works and how quickly it works There are three very important ones that […]Read more Do you want your child to achieve their goals quicker?
19 May 2016
I get asked a lot about sensory processing disorder or sensory sensitivities by parents wondering why their child is over sensitive to noise, or won’t eat crunchy foods and many other presentations of sensory problems. First of all many parents have trouble getting a diagnosis of sensory processing problems and they want to know why. […]Read more What is Sensory processing?
27 Jan 2016
Token economy systems (e.g. sticker/reward charts, points systems) are extremely effective tools and behaviour strategy for both parents and teachers in order to provide positive reinforcement, teach appropriate behaviour and minimise challenging behaviour. They allow caregivers to reward target (appropriate) behaviours and allow children to visually see the goal or ‘prize’ that they are [...]Read more How to use Token Reward Systems with children with Autism as a behaviour strategy