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:  NDIA/Agency-Managed: With this option, your providers are responsible for making payment requests for their services, and will be paid directly by the NDIA. This option will only allow

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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

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How to make everyday moments “teaching moments”

Making everyday moments teachable for children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) might be a little bit different to teaching typically developing children within everyday moments when they ask… “Why is the sky blue?’ or ‘Why do fishes live in the sea?’ Like neurotypical children, children with ASD are also curious about the world around

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Finding your child’s Smile during play

Written By: Nicola Hayes, Educator, Junior ESDM Therapist As a parent I’m sure one of your favourite things in the world is to see your child smile. At times this may be a challenge to be able to find this or you might only see it at certain times. I’m going to discuss some strategies

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How to make everyday play more engaging

By Sarah McInnes, Early Childhood Teacher Many psychologists have written about the importance of rich learning experiences for young children. And when they can explore the world in a safe, supportive environment and are motivated and interested in the experience, they will learn and develop. As an Early Start Denver Model therapist, we place a

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