HomePosts Tagged "Autism"
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
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
2 Dec 2015
2 Dec 2015
Routines are an integral component to preparing for and attending school. Routines enable children to anticipate what happens next and gives them a great deal of control over what they do during each part of the day.Read more How To Implement Routines Effectively
13 Nov 2015
PECS is an efficient mode of communication for children who are non-verbal and children who “speak” but have difficulties being understood by others. In this way, a child’s pictures act as their “words” while speech and language skills are still developing, which in turn is likely to reduce frustration and behaviours associated with communication breakdowns.Read more Will Using PECS Stop the Development of Speech?
10 Nov 2015
Parents frequently ask "What are the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder?" and unfortunately we can't always give a straight answer. Autism isn't like most diagnoses where your child will display symptoms x, y and z and you know that's what it is. Autism has a range of symptoms that fit into two categories and the presentations between children may vary significantly. Read on to find out [...]Read more Early Signs and Symptoms of Autism