Build better eye contact in young children with autism using the Early Start Denver Model ESDM in SYdney

ESDM and Joint Attention

By | ESDM

Autism is a complex neurodevelopment condition. Early intervention is key to helping children with autism. The Early Start Denver Model, or ESDM, is an intervention for young children with autism. It is delivered by our certified ESDM therapists. At our Sydney clinic, OnOnOne Children’s Therapy is proud to offer this early intervention to all our families. Let’s look at the critical skill of joint attention in the ESDM. This series of posts will help parents understand how the ESDM improves the features of autism so children can grow and learn. What is joint attention in the ESDM? Joint attention is…

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Group of children with autism doing the Early Start Denver Model ESDM early intervention in a clinic in Mascot Sydney

ESDM therapy and Imitation

By | ESDM

Autism is a complex neurodevelopment condition. Early intervention is key to helping children with autism. The Early Start Denver Model, or ESDM, is an intervention for young children with autism. It is delivered by our certified ESDM therapists. At our Sydney clinic, OnOnOne Children’s Therapy is proud to offer this early intervention to all our families. Let’s look at how the ESDM develops imitation skills. This series of posts will help parents understand how the ESDM improves the features of autism so children can grow and learn. What is imitation? Imitation is the ability to copy what others do. When…

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Child with Developmental Delay or Global Developmental Delay climbing in an Occupational Therapy session with an Occupational Therapist in Bondi Junction and Mascot in Sydney

Developmental Delay and Global Developmental Delay

By | Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology

WHAT ARE DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY AND GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY? Developmental delay and global developmental delay are the terms used to describe a child whose development in delayed. WHAT IS CHILD DEVELOPMENT? Child development is the order or sequence that children acquire skills as they grow and learn. Children follow a general pattern of development. We expect children to learn things within a particular time frame, and we expect this across all areas of development. The steps in each area of development are called developmental milestones. Each developmental milestone has an age range that we expect the child to develop the skill in: Children usually start…

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Child with autism learning to talk in speech pathology session early intervention clinic in Bondi Junction Mascot Sydney

ESDM and Expressive Communication

By | ESDM

Autism is a complex neurodevelopment condition. Early intervention is key to helping children with autism. The Early Start Denver Model, or ESDM, is an intervention for young children with autism. It is delivered by our certified ESDM therapists. At our Sydney clinic, OnOnOne Children’s Therapy is proud to offer this early intervention to all our families. Let’s look at how the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) develops expressive language skills. This series of posts will help parents understand how the ESDM improves the features of autism so children can grow and learn. What is expressive communication in the ESDM? Expressive…

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Young girl doing a Speech Pathology assessment in speech therapy clinic in Bondi Junction and Mascot

Speech Pathology clinic in Bondi Junction

By | Speech Pathology

The first three years of a child’s life are critical for development. This is when they develop communication, motor skills and cognition. The brain makes enormous developments during this period that lead to these skills. However, some children don’t develop these skills at the same rate or in the same way as their peers. Some young children take longer to develop, some develop these skills poorly, and some children have associated conditions that impact on these areas. Children need Speech Pathology when don’t develop their communication skills early in life. Speech Pathology early on in life, can positively impact a…

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Young girl on climbing wall with our Occupational Therapist in and Occupational Therapy gym in Bondi Junction and Mascot because of developmental delay and poor core strength and postural control.

Our Occupational Therapists Bondi Junction

By | Occupational Therapy

The first three years of a child’s life are critical for development. This is when they develop communication, motor skills and cognition. The brain makes enormous developments during this period that lead to these skills. However, some children don’t develop these skills at the same rate or in the same way as their peers. Some young children take longer to develop, some develop these skills poorly, and some children have associated conditions that impact on these areas. Children need Occupational Therapy when don’t develop their ability to move well early in life. Occupational Therapy early on in life, can positively…

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language delay, children, developmental language delay, speech pathology, speech pathologist, bondi junction, mascot

What is language delay?

By | Speech Pathology

What is a language delay? It is a type of communication disorder. Your child may have a language delay if they don’t use language skills that would be expected for child of their age. Their language abilities may be developing at a slower rate than most children’s. They may have trouble expressing themselves or understanding others. Language delays are quite common. Research suggests that up to 10% of children have one. Are there different types of language delays? Language delays can be receptive expressive or a combination of both A receptive delay is when your child has difficulty understanding language….

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Tie shoe laces, Occupational therapy, Occupational Therapist, BondiJunction, Mascot

How to tie shoelaces before school

By | Occupational Therapy

How to tie shoelaces! A new year of school is just around the corner and parents are starting to worry. They worry about how to teach their child to tie shoelaces. Children should learn to do this before they start school. If doesn’t matter if they can’t do it when they start school but they should be learning to do it. Yes, children can use velcro shoes but don’t delay teaching your child this skills. Large numbers of children start school these days and they can’t do this. When should children tie their own shoelaces? Children should learn to tie…

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