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I think my child has autism... What should I do?

I think my child has autism... What should I do?

I think my child has Autism, what should I do? If you suspect that your child may have autism, the first step is to seek a diagnosis. The time preceding a diagnosis can be a daunting and overwhelming time. It...
10 Tips to prepare your child for going back to school

10 Tips to prepare your child for going back to school

Summer Holidays are going by so fast!! Before we know it, September will be here again and routine will be back. Moving to a new school, a different classroom or even having a new teacher can be tricky for lots...
Top tips for teachers

Top tips for teachers

The first day back is fast approaching. Below we have a list of our top tips to help teachers prepare for the new school year and easily manage your class. Get Your Classroom Organised This is a simple but effective...
Early Signs of Autism

Early Signs of Autism

Generally, early signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder can be observed before the age of 2. Some children will have many of these early signs while others will only exhibit a few. The number of signs a child has will vary...
Choosing the right intervention for Autism

Choosing the right intervention for Autism

There’s so many cures for autism online, it’s a wonder anyone still has it Presently, there are over 400 advertised Autism interventions. The majority of these lack scientific evidence and support. The huge amount and variety of interventions available make...
Simple tips to encourage language and development in the home

Simple tips to encourage language and development in the home

Sometimes, it is difficult to know if you are doing the right thing for teaching language and promoting development in the home. Luckily, there are lots of things we can do to support language and development through our everyday interactions...
Benefits of Social Skills groups

Benefits of Social Skills groups

Social Skills Groups have many benefits for children with Autism. According to the DSM-5, a defining feature of autism is deficits in social communication and interaction. Many children with Autism may find aspects of socialising difficult for example interacting with...
Tips for Toilet Training Success

Tips for Toilet Training Success

We are very regularly contacted by parents who are getting ready to begin toilet training or may have started but are experiencing some issues. Recently, we dedicated one of our newsletters (which you can sign up to here) to toilet...
Communication Temptations

Communication Temptations

Communication temptations are tasks that encourage children to communicate their needs by telling you what they want. Rather than always responding to questions or requests to talk, communication temptations focus on the child being the initiator of communication. This is...
Using Visual Supports

Using Visual Supports

This month, we are going to be talking about visual supports. Lots of kids often learn best using visual supports rather than through auditory input. Seeing it, rather than saying it, helps the person retain and process information. Before we...
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