How to help your child achieve ‘Generalisation’ of a new skill


What is Generalisation? How can you help your child achieve it? Generalisation within the context of the Early Start Denver Model refers to a child’s ability to transfer skills and knowledge learned in therapy sessions into other settings, people, and activities. Children with ASD often have difficulties with generalisation. This means that they may have […]

Supporting self-regulation through co-regulation

Child Development

As a parent you may have observed your child having a big reaction to what might seem like something small. They may have been offered something they didn’t want, been asked to wait, or requested to do something they didn’t want to do. In response, you may see your child exhibiting behaviours such as screaming, […]

Using Onomatopoeia to Develop your Child’s Language

Autism language development

Onomatopoeia is a very big word, but it’s meaning is quite simple. It is a word that evokes the sound of the thing it refers to or describes. Let’s get clarify more how Onomatopoeia help to Autism language development. Some examples are ‘Boom’ ‘honk’ ‘beep’ and ‘woof’. Research has shown that using onomatopoeia when speaking […]

Supporting your Child with Autism to Transition

Child with Autism Transition

Transitioning from one activity or space to another is often challenging for young children. But for a chid with Autism it is even harder. Melt downs, arguments and huge frustration can be the result. Let’s learn more about your Child with Autism Transition.   But there are some things you can do to help your […]

The Differences between ABA and ESDM

Differences between ABA and ESDM

We are often asked how the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) differs from Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Here are some short points on some of the core similarities and differences between ABA and ESDM. Key Similarity: ABC learning (Antecedent, Behaviour, Consequence) ABA is at the foundation of the ESDM as they both involve implementing behaviour […]

Teaching your Child Imitation through Song

IRP group time Teaching Imitation through Song

Music is intrinsically motivating. It is a naturally rewarding experience – it’s fun, its predictable, and it’s rhythmic! Action songs in particular, are a powerful tool to use to support children’s joint attention and imitation skills. Imitation is fundamental to child development as it allows the child to learn new skills. As we know, imitation […]

10 Tips to Make Mealtime with Your Child Easier

Make Mealtime with Your Child Easier

Where do I start? Mealtimes with all children can certainly be a stressful event in any family home. Let’s Get some tips about how can you Make Mealtime with Your Child Easier. Here are 10 helpful tips that I have used during my time as an ESDM therapist in our Inclusion Readiness Program and at […]

Pre-Toileting Skills – why are they important?

Pre Toileting Skills

Toilet training is a HUGE step for your child. It involves so much more than just weeing on the toilet. These are just some of the steps your child will need to learn: Hold on to wee/poo Request to use the toilet Be able to pull pants and underwear down and up Get on/off the […]

Self Managing your NDIS Plan

Once you have been through the NDIS planning process and have an NDIS plan for your child. There are three ways that you can manage the plan. Let’s Lear how you will manage Self Managing your NDIS Plan. NDIA/Agency-Managed: With this option, your providers are responsible for making payment requests for their services. And will […]

Echolalia: What is it and how can we help?

When Your Child with Autism Echoes: what is going on? Verbal imitation is a natural and important process of speech and language development. As children hear language around them, they copy the sounds, words or phrases and assign meaning to them in relation to what’s going on. After repeated practice, they can use the words […]