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Why our OTs love sensory trays

Sensory trays are an effective way to help your child with a disability to improve and develop not only their senses but also their fine motor movements. They prompt self-directed play where your child is able to explore and play independently.

Understanding how AAC can support your child with a disability

AAC stands for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. It includes a range of systems, devices, strategies and tools that replace or support verbal speech. Augmentative and alternative strategies can go hand in hand to support overall communication and may encourage verbal speech. 

Understanding funding for inclusive childcare

We believe that every child has the right to participate in mainstream childcare environments. One of the ways that we’re supporting families is helping them to understand how to access funding for their child to participate in mainstream childcare.

Inclusive Childcare: Skye's Story

Six year old Skye is full of fun and loves to be in amongst the action. She makes friends wherever she goes, she loves music, swimming and hanging out with her mates. Skye was born with a genetic disorder that is so rare, she is one of a kind in the whole world.

The Value of Inclusive Childcare

We believe that every child has the right to participate in mainstream childcare environments such as Early Learning Centres (sometimes called Long Day Care), Outside School Hours Care, Vacation Care and Kindergarten.  We call this inclusive childcare.

Xavier's response to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 health situation continues to change and as part of our response , we encourage our community to stay up to date with the advice issued by Queensland Health.

Skye's Speech Therapy Journey

Skye was born with a genetic disorder that is so rare, she is one of a kind in the whole world. Skye has had regular Speech Therapy sessions for over two years to support her with her feeding and communication. Skye’s Dad Owen says “Skye has really exceeded all of our expectations with how she has progressed”.

Counselling and mental wellbeing for parents of children with disability

Parents of children with disability can often experience challenges with their mental wellbeing and with feelings of stress, isolation or overwhelm. Counselling can support you to cope with some of these feelings and emotions. Practicing self-care is something that our counselling team always encourage and it helps to strengthen your mental wellbeing.