COVID-19 DWSP Update: Issued 29 September 2020

We have some new guidelines this week!  Here’s the run down: In good news for Melbourne, COVID-19 case numbers continue to drop, childcare is back and primary schools are set to return to campus in Week 2, Term 4.   It’s a very welcome change for us all, especially for parents with young children who have…

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Online therapy – how is it going? A Q&A session…

As Melbourne enters lockdown #3 – Speech Pathologists Anna and Nataly are joined by some parents of DWSP clients in this Q&A session.  They share their perspectives and give us the low-down on how online therapy is going for them. Q. What has surprised you about doing your therapy sessions online? Anna:  How much I have…

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Masks. Masks. Masks.

  As a culture – we’ve always viewed masks as mysterious. From the Phantom of the Opera to Zorro, masks have been used to create distance in characters and to inspire fear or awe.   Perhaps this is why so many of us are struggling with the idea of wearing a mask for most of our…

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Telehealth and Online Services – your questions answered

We’re moving our therapy sessions online from Monday 23 March This applies until further notice, and we’ll be progressing quickly towards that with increased online sessions this week.  Please check out Our COVID-19 Response post for details on what this means for any sessions you currently have booked. Online Therapy Services – is this new…

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A New Era of Therapy: Our COVID-19 Response

At DWSP, we’re a healthcare and education service.  The health and wellbeing of our clients and their families, our staff and the broader community is at the heart of the work we do. Whilst cleanliness and hygiene are always front of mind in our clinics, over the past 2 weeks with the Australian outbreak of…

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Did you know humans swallow up to 700 times a day?

Senior Speech Pathologist, Tamsin, discusses what dysphagia is and how we can help Dysphagia – pronounced dis-fay-juh. It means  – “Difficulty or discomfort in swallowing” Did you know around 1 million Australians have dysphagia?  That is around 1 in 17 people who will experience some form of dysphagia in their lifetime. We swallow, on average around 700…

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Voyager Pilates & the “Parent Pause Program”

Coming to You in July 2018: Voyager Pilates at DWSP – Thornbury We are excited to introduce Sarah, our new pilates instructor.  Sarah will be running a “Parent Pause” Pilates program at our Thornbury clinic, offering parents a brief period of time out and self -care while their children are in session.   Read on…

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An interview with Tiger Time

Last month our Occupational Therapist Rachel (RH) was lucky enough to catch up with Amee Carrick, mother, early educator and creator of tiger time – an instagram page dedicated to inspiring parents to get creative with the sensory play! Providing endless, non-screen based, options for play and learning. Amee can be found over on instagram…

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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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