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Wild weather, Covid adding to kids’ back to school anxiety

January 22nd, 2024

Wild weather, Covid adding to kids’ back to school anxiety

  Wild weather events and a surge in Covid cases could lead to more kids experiencing back-to-school anxiety and even school refusal, a therapy servic [...]
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Has your centre received Kindy Uplift funding? We’re here to help

January 4th, 2024

What is Kindy Uplift?

  The Queensland Government Kindy Uplift program enables selected kindergarten services to respond to the educational and developmental needs of kindergarten children. In short, Kindy [...]
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Speech and Language Development

August 10th, 2023

Like any skill and milestone children will develop at different stages. Knowing a bit about speech and language development in children can help parents and carers know if there is anything to be concerned about and when to seek support &nbs [...]
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Childhood Depression

July 4th, 2023

What is depression?

  Depression is a low mood that impacts everyday functioning, such as engagement in social interests, home life, leisure activities, and school life that cannot be attributed to an underlying medical [...]
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Behaviour Disorders

June 5th, 2023

What is a disruptive behavioural disorder?

Disruptive behaviour disorders constitute behaviours that consistently “break the rules,” disrupt the lives [...]
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Understanding Child Anxiety

May 12th, 2023

Anxiety is the body’s natural response to stress. Stress is a common reaction we experience in everyday life when tasks, demands, activities or expectations exceed our perceived capacity to be able to manage them. These feelings usually pass ho [...]
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Autism Spectrum Disorder

April 14th, 2023

Autism or ASD is a developmental condition that is typically life-long. People with autism experience difficulties with communication, social interaction and restricted/repetitive interests and behaviours. These are often accompanied by sensory [...]
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Fussy eaters and how a Dietitian can help

March 13th, 2023

Mealtimes can often be stressful for some parents and when a child refuses food or demands alternative meals, parents may become frustrated or concerned that their child is not eating enough. When children with feeding problems come to see a [...]
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ADHD in Children – What is it? Symptoms and who can diagnose?

February 1st, 2023

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is one of the most prevalent diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorders in Australia and affects 1 in every 20 Australian children. [...]
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The Importance of Sleep

January 19th, 2023

The Importance of Sleep!

Sleep plays a very important role in our development, physical health and mental wellbeing. It is so important, that on average, we sleep for one third of our lives! But it’s important to k [...]
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