What can I expect from my child?

Many parents have enquired about what their child should be doing at their age after reading our last blog.  Here are some examples and ways to support your child to be self-independent:  Note: This is not an exhaustive list but a general guideline of skills and tasks.    At 12 months old, your child can:  …

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My child is ready for toilet training, what do I do now? 

Toilet timing is a way to toilet train children.  It’s a technique we use to encourage your child to go to the toilet periodically throughout the day.   Firstly, you need to work out what times of the day your child toilets. It may help to keep a diary of when your child’s nappy is wet or…

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Is your child ready to start toilet training? 

  The topic of toilet training often gets discussed as the weather gets warmer and parents start thinking about toilet training their children in time for the new year. We have compiled a checklist to help you recognise if your child is ready to start toilet training. While your child doesn’t have to tick every…

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What do Trains, Dinosaurs and Christmas all have in common?

Photo from: imgur.com   Trains, Dinosaurs and Christmas are all examples of obsessions or restricted interests of children we have worked with. Having restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests, or activities is part of the DSM-V diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Parents often ask us “What do we do about our children’s obsession? Do we…

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