Strategies for Managing “Fussy” Eating in Children

  “Fussy” eating is an unwillingness to eat unfamiliar or new foods. Children who display fussy eating behaviours usually have a limited range of foods that they will eat, which can cause stress to carers who may worry about their nutrient intake and development. Fussy eating, although stressful to child & carer, is very common! Fortunately, there are many ways parents & [...]
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The What, Who and Why of AAC: AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication)

What is AAC?  AAC stands for Alternative and Augmentative Communication, which is a fancy way of referring to something that helps someone communicate using a means other than spoken words. AAC systems can support the person’s verbal communication or completely replace it, this depends on their verbal skills, needs and preferences.   AAC can include both […]
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So …You’ve been Referred to a Psychologist?

  If you have never been in therapy, you may wonder what people actually get out of talking about their feelings and struggles in life, to a complete stranger, once a week. Many people have mixed feelings about attending therapy, such as fear, apprehension, and in some cases embarrassment. Often people may experience these feelings because they do not know what to expect in therapy or [...]
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Regulating Attention 

Throughout our day-to-day lives, people are faced with a barrage of information and distractions. This barrage can take the shape of sensory information from external stimuli, such as sights, sounds, smells, tastes, changes in temperature, and tactile sensations triggered by the physical environment around us, and from internal stimuli, such as our physiological responses to hunger, pain, [...]
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Managing Anxiety

What is anxiety?   Anxiety is what we feel when we are worried, tense or afraid – particularly about things that are about to happen, or which we think could happen in the future. Anxiety is a natural human response when we perceive that we are under threat. It can be experienced through our thoughts, feelings and physical sensations.   Most […]
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