23 Oct 2015
Recent research has uncovered differences among boys and girls in their presentation and experiences of ASD. Understanding of what was previously assumed to be a male-dominant diagnosis, has now broadened, uncovering unique signs and symptoms of ASD for boys and girls. It is possible that several girls with an ASD diagnosis have flown under the radar due to limited understanding of female [...]Read more Why Do Girls With Autism Have Difficulty Getting Diagnosed?
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19 Feb 2015
A better, more effective form of discipline is positive reinforcement. There are several advantages to use positive reinforcement rather than punishment. This includes the marked increase in interest in the subject matter at hand. For example: when the cane is used to punish incorrect responses, the child lives in fear of being called out in class. When praise or tangible items are used to [...]Read more HOW DO YOU DISCIPLINE YOUR CHILD? THE TOP 10 REASONS WHY PUNISHMENT IS INEFFECTIVE
6 Feb 2015
What is Praxis and Dyspraxia? Put simply, you may have been told you that your child has difficulties with motor planning (planning movements) which involves planning what to do and how to do it. It is caused by a ‘hidden’ miscommunication that occurs between your sensory and motor systems involving the nerve pathways to the […]Read more WHAT IS PRAXIS?
30 Jan 2015
Why does it really matter? A question I am constantly being asked as an Occupational Therapist by concerned parents for a good reason! Pencil grip isn't just about being able to hold a pencil in the correct way for writing, it sets up posture, core strength and muscle tone. An incorrect pencil grip can lead to learning difficulties, pain and other issues.Read more WHY DO OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST’S CORRECT PENCIL GRIP?
22 Jan 2015
With the end of the holidays coming upon us as parents, we are all looking forward to our children returning to school and the return of a routine. Don't get me wrong I love the holidays and having an extended break with my children, but I am happy to return to that dreaded routine by Australia day.Read more TIPS TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL STRESS FREE