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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 Christina

How long have you been with DWSP? 3 years now, with a maternity leave break in the middle to have my daughter. In a couple of sentences, talk us through your role at DWSP I work with children and adults with communication difficulties. I love working with children under 5 years of age and their…

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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 Rachel Hammond

How long have you been with DWSP? I started work as a Senior Occupational Therapist in the DWSP team just over a year ago. In a couple of sentences, talk us through your role at DWSP My role at DWSP involves a clinical case list working as an Occupational Therapist, supporting our clients and families…

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Meet Julianne

How long have you been with DWSP? Since the very beginning, back in 2006 when the practice was just Dee on her own.   I was on maternity leave at the time, so I helped out occasionally when she needed an extra pair of hands. That gradually grew over the last 12 years to the…

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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 working with DWSP? I have been working at DWSP for 3 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 long! My…

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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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