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The 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. 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? Joint attention is a social communicative skill that begins very early in life. Joint attention is the development…

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The ESDM 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. 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 children copy what others do they learn skill. Imitation…

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Developmental Delay and Global Developmental Delay

By | Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology

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 using their first word between 12-16 months They should start walking between 12-18 months We are looking for them to use toys in pretend play between…

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The 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. 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? Expressive communication is the ability to communicate with the world around you. It starts very early in a…

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Our 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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A visit to an Occupational Therapist in our Bondi Junction clinic

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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What is language delay in young children?

By | Speech Pathology

What is a  language delay? A language delay 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 a language delay. Are there different types of language delays? Language delays can be receptive expressive or a combination of both A receptive language delay is when your…

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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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