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by Dr Samantha Hornery, Therapy and Education Manager.As a parent it is entirely your decision as to how much or little information you divulge to your child’s teacher about the previous assessments and interventions you’ve undertaken with your child. We won’t go into the pros and cons for this at the moment – it takes trust to hand over all of this information and Read more

by Dr Samantha Hornery, Therapy and Education Manager. It's so important to be prepared for parent-teacher interviews. It's usually a short period of time and the meeting can fly by before you’ve had a chance to ask any real questions about your child. Here are our top tips to be prepared for this upcoming chat, with the key questions for your child's Read more

A relationship based parenting program for parents with a child aged 0-8 years This parenting group will help you to: • Support you and your child’s relationship • Manage your own stress as a parent • Understand your child’s behaviour • Help your child manage their emotions • Support your child to feel secureThursdays (8 weeks),13, 20 Oct, 3, 10, Read more

There are a variety of things that may indicate that your child might be struggling at school.  Behavioural problems, inability to follow instructions or avoiding taking part in activities are just some of the clues that might point to a learning difficulty.A child with a learning difficulty typically has an average to above average IQ but is reading at least 18 months below their Read more

ADHD

ADHD

Coping with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder A child’s ability to concentrate and pay attention, like all other skills, develops over time and at an individual rate.  As a child matures and gets a chance to practice, the level of skill increases.Unfortunately for some children, the ability to inhibit or curb behaviour and pay attention is inconsistent with Read more

Sensory processing refers to the way a person sorts, interprets and responds to sensation from their body, environment and the world around them. The sensations or sensory information comes from the seven senses of touch, taste, sight, sound, smell, movement and body position.Processing occurs in the brain and nervous system (Central Nervous System). When the brain is processing sensations Read more

Think of an uncomfortable situation - the weather is cold, you are wearing a scratchy woollen jumper, it is the end of the day, dark and the lights are irritating your eyes. Not only that, you've just picked the kids up and you are now stuck in rush hour heading home.The traffic is at a stand still and the sirens that are whirring past are really getting on your nerves. To top it all off, the Read more

Children don’t follow directions for a number of reasons.They may not be paying attention when the direction is given or they may not understand some or all of the language used. They might find it hard to see the reason for the direction or perhaps they find it hard to remember what is said or the order of things they are being asked to do.It may just be that the Read more