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 …

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.

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.

Selective Mutism

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

Top Reads for Parents

Read what you need at this moment in time, then bookmark the post for later reference.

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.

Healing Anxiety

I see a lot of young clients who are existing day to day with high levels of anxiety. Many adults fall into this category too.

And What About Autism?

Researchers have found that children who do not have this reflex established by 9 to 12 months of age are more likely to receive a diagnosis of ASD