Talking Time Blog

Fussy eaters and mealtime battles

Why are some kids “fussy eaters”? Food is a huge part of life and daily routines and can be incredibly enjoyable.  However, for many children (and parents!) mealtimes and eating can be one of the most stressful parts of their day. In the DWSP clinic we work with families and children who have limited preferences,…

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Sensitive to Sunscreen? Tips and Tricks for a sensory sunsmart!

Many children can’t stand the feel of sunscreen slathered on their ears, nose and cheeks.  Cold, wet, sticky and sometimes itchy – sunscreen application is one of the summer challenges for many parents as they wrestle slippery, wriggling little people into the sun-smart recommendations. Summer Protective Attire To avoid or minimize sunscreen battles, explore a…

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Meet and Greet with Annaliese

How long have you been with DWSP? For just over 6 years. In a couple of sentences, talk us through your role with DWSP. I work as one of the Speech Pathologists in the team here at DWSP. I see clients both at schools and the Thornbury clinic and I work with a wide range…

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Meet Esther

How long have you been with DWSP? I’ve been working at DWSP for 4 and a half years now. In a couple of sentences, talk us through your role at DWSP My role is a Senior Speech Pathologist.  This means I provide Speech Pathology services to a wide range of people from preschoolers through to…

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Meet Bridget Hall

How long have you been with DWSP? I’ve been working in the DWSP team for 2 and a half years. In a couple of sentences, talk us through your role at DWSP I’m a speech pathologist and I work with children of all ages. I thoroughly enjoy working with preschool children.  I work in both…

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Meet Rebecca Black

How long have you been with DWSP? I have been working at DWSP for 2 and a half years   In a couple of sentences, talk us through your role at DWSP I work as an Occupational Therapist. Many people don’t really know what that is or just think that it involves playing games all day…

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Meet Roxanne

Roxanne is a Speech Pathologist based at our Thornbury rooms and also working in several schools.  She enjoys supporting upper primary and secondary students in the school based setting.   How long have you been with DWSP? I have been part of the DWSP team for almost 3 years.    In a couple of sentences,…

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Conquering the Poos and Wees – Top Tips from the Professionals

Our Occupational Therapist, Rachel Hammond, checked in to give us some top tips for toilet training our little ones. Rachel says: Toilet training can be a really tricky time and achieving clean and dry can be a challenge for so many of our little people. Understanding your child’s current toilet routines and putting in place…

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One Family’s Story After 12 months of NDIS Funding.

One of the families we work with has elected to have services provided by DWSP through the National Disability Insurance Scheme and here is their story: This family initially came to us while their child (Zee) was undergoing an assessment for a diagnosis of Autism. At the same time, they were approached by the NDIA…

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Welcome Rachel Hammond

We’re very excited to officially welcome the latest addition to the DWSP team! Rachel Hammond joins DWSP as an Occupational Therapist drawing on her extensive background with a ride range of children and adults, including patients with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Global Development Delay, sensory processing issues and motor…

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