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Improve fine motor skills and handwriting with gardening
Improve fine motor skills and handwriting with gardening   As an Exercise Physiologist I often get asked how to improve
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The Australian Women’s Weekly Women of the Future 2017 – A Proud Finalist
The Australian Women’s Weekly Women of the Future 2017 – A Proud Finalist Seeing myself on a very well known
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Complex Behaviour Management in the Classroom – I am Human Too
Complex Behaviour Management in the Classroom – I am Human Too   I don’t want people to believe that the
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Early Learning Play Based Versus Structure and Routine
Early Learning Play Based Versus Structure and Routine   I never thought that I would be so passionate about learning
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Autism podcast for parents and teachers to support children with special needs   Scroll down to the bottom of this
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Special Needs Disability Politically Correct Terminology
Special Needs Disability Politically Correct Terminology   WARNING! Controversial!   Now before we start… Let’s just remind everyone that we
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Special Needs Community Support
Special Needs Community Support   I am a disability therapy specialist and this week I have been surrounded with the
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Free autism training webinar anxiety behaviour
Free Autism Training Webinar – Anxiety and Behaviour   Thanks to My Special Child for having me present on one
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Easy Sensory Slime Recipe
Take precautions when making and playing with slime. Make sure to not place slime in the mouth and avoid contact
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Why is crawling important for babies?
  Why is crawling important for babies?   I have a 15 month old baby girl (pictured above).   I
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Weighted Blanket Animals – autism meltdown management tools and resources
Weighted Blanket Animals – autism meltdown management tools and resources   I just love these weighted blanket animals from Wendy’s
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Special Needs Footwear – Shoes for kids who wear AFOs
Special Needs Footwear   It’s hard finding comfortable and trendy shoes for kids who wear AFOs.   Check out this
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Classroom Behaviour Management – Be careful of your own lens
Classroom Behaviour Management – Be careful of your own lens   When I talk about behaviour and anxiety I often
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What is Crossing the Midline?
What is Crossing the Midline?   Crossing the midline is a skill that PreK students need to master to improve
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What is sensory processing – An easy to understand guide for teachers who have students with sensory processing disorder
What is sensory processing? An easy to understand guide for teachers who have students with sensory processing disorder SPD.  
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How to have fun with your kids with fidget toys
How to have fun with your kids with fidget toys   I am a mum of 3 and I have
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Online Website Must Haves   So I went to university for 5 years and I never learnt about how to
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Self Care for Carers – Even Therapists Needs Support Sometimes
Self Care for Carers – Even Therapists Needs Support Sometimes   Tonight I reached out for my own support.  
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How to improve handwriting pincer grip for students with learning difficulties
How to improve handwriting   You may not be expecting to read this but when I am referred students who
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Child Motor Development Milestones
Child Motor Development Milestones Every child develops at their own speed. The worry is not how quickly children learn their
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