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 …
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 …
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 …
Sadly the only people that hear my daughter’s jokes and stories, the only ones that see the ‘real her’, are the four of us, her family.
Sight is what we can see. This is often one of the first areas of investigation if a child is falling behind academically.
What’s going on? Why are so many children finding it hard to make clear speech sounds?
Despite every reassurance offered, you still have this heavy feeling that something’s not quite right in regards to your child’s development.
This week on the blog, I’m interviewing Susannah Bryant, a fellow Mum who has an abundance to share about Selective Mutism.
Anxiety is crippling. As the child, you feel powerless. That you don’t have a choice. That you don’t have a voice.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the primitive reflexes have a lot in common.
Read what you need at this moment in time, then bookmark the post for later reference.
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.
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.
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
The window wasn’t broken by conscious choice. It was broken in a Moro meltdown.
Fine motor skills have come into focus in schools and preschools in a big way! This, of course, is an exciting revolution.
Auditory Processing. What is it? How can you support children who may have it?
When a child’s behaviour doesn’t meet your ideal, I urge you to dig deeply for clues, to discover what is amiss.
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