Messy Play (Part 1) – what is it?

Why should we encourage kids in messy play/sensory play? From the very first day they are born, children are designed to explore the world via all their senses; taste, sight, touch, hearing and smell.  That’s why babies and toddlers touch and mouth everything, and why kids make funny noises with their mouths and experiment with how…

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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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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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JUMP IN! Thinking of a trampoline for Christmas?

At this time of year, many of our families start asking us for recommendations about trampolines as Christmas presents.    While trampolines can be funded for some children as part of NDIS, Better Start or HCWA funding schemes, many parents also choose to purchase them just because they’re so beneficial to kids! The potential benefits…

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The Autism Health and WellBeing Expo is on again…

We are really proud to once again be exhibiting at this great community event.  Amanda and her team did an incredible job pulling it all together in 2015, and we are looking forward to what will no doubt be an even bigger and better repeat performance in 2016. Drop past our table and say “hi”…

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