Episode 118: All About Autism with Rhiannon Crispe

In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare chats about Autism with Rhiannon Crispe from Homebase Hope. Rhiannon is an Occupational Therapist and GAPS Practitioner who spreads a message of positivity and possibility for people caring for a child on the spectrum. Hear: Autism defined differently The advantages that come with a diagnostic label, as well as some of the …

Episode 115: 3 Brilliant Books about Autism

In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare shares three of her favourite books about Autism. These are great reads to stretch your thinking, or relate to another family on a similar journey. The Autism Revolution by Dr Martha Herbert The Horse Boy by Rupert Isaacson My Son’s Not Rainman by John Williams Each of these are available as …

Episode 108: The girl who doesn’t speak

In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare shares openly about her six year old’s struggle with Selective Mustim, an anxiety disorder that restricts her ability to speak in the classroom. You’ll hear: When it was first identified What progress has looked like in the years since The recent explosion of speech Interventions that have supported her to find …

Episode 61: Beyond the ADHD Label with Paula Burgess

In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare chats with Paula Burgess about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Through Paula’s experience with her own son, you’ll hear about the early signs of ADHD (and where they differ from ‘normal boy behaviour’), the pros and cons of medication, as well as the alternative methods of intervention that exist. Paula also …

Episode 51: Selective Mutism 

In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare chats with Susannah Bryant about an anxiety disorder named Selective Mutism. It is a condition that these two Mums have experienced first hand-prepare for an episode that’s an engaging blend of personal experience and professional ‘how-to’. Links for this episode: Selective Mutism guest blog with Susannah Susannah’s Website My friend Daniel …

Episode 48: He’ll Grow Out Of It 

In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare talks about the importance of listening to that gut feeling you have about your child’s development. He’ll grow out of it. She’ll be fine. All children develop in their own way. Just give it some time. Are you one of the thousands of parents who’ve been told this? By friends? By …

What’s Visual Processing?

Sight is what we can see. This is often one of the first areas of investigation if a child is falling behind academically.

Episode 38: Autism & The Reflexes 

In this episode number of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare responds to a listener’s question about the connection between Austim and the reflexes. A diagnosis of ASD means that retained primitive reflexes are of course not the only cause of the child’s developmental challenges, however Clare believes that they are a piece of the puzzle. Links mentioned in this episode: …

He’ll Grow Out of It

Despite every reassurance offered, you still have this heavy feeling that something’s not quite right in regards to your child’s development.

Episode 26: Improving Gut Health, Improving Autism 

In this episode, I chat with Anita Rossiter, about her journey parenting a child with Autism. Anita’s daughter made significant developmental leaps once the focus shifted to healing the gut. Listen in to hear about this transformation, as well as to find out how you can begin your own healing journey with food. To find Anita, visit: AnitaRossiter.com.au Eat and 3 Veg …

Selective Mutism

This week on the blog, I’m interviewing Susannah Bryant, a fellow Mum who has an abundance to share about Selective Mutism.

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The Limitations of a Label

If you have a child whose development is different from the ‘norm’, it is easy to get wrapped up in the quest for a label.