Children learning to take turns while they play

Learning to take turns

By | Autism, ESDM

Learning to take turns is an essential skill for children. It helps them interact positively with others and is a fundamental part of social development. Taking turns involves waiting patiently and understanding that everyone gets a chance to participate. Taking turns is challenging for many children with social communication issues. Here are some key points about why taking turns is important and how to help children learn this skill. Why Taking Turns is Important Social Skills: Taking turns is a basic social skill that helps children interact with others. It teaches them to be considerate and respectful. When children take…

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Communication delay in 4 year old with Speech Pathologist in Bondi Junction and Mascot

What is stimming?

By | Autism

Stimming, short for self-stimulatory behavior, is a common behaviour in young children with autism. It involves repetitive movements, sounds, or activities that help children regulate their emotions and cope with their environment. Understanding stimming can help parents, caregivers, and teachers better support children with autism. What Does It Look Like Stimming can take many forms. Some common types include: Repetitive Movements: This includes hand-flapping, rocking back and forth, spinning, or jumping. Sounds and Vocalisations: Some children make repetitive sounds, such as humming, repeating words or phrases, or making other noises. Visual Stimming: This involves activities like staring at spinning objects,…

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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 in our Mascot clinic

By | Autism, ESDM

OneOnOne Children’s Therapy is Sydney’s leading Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) clinic. We were the first private ESDM clinic in Sydney have been offering the ESDM from our Bondi Junction for the past 10 years. We are delighted to let everyone know that we will now be offering the ESDM from our Mascot clinic! OneOnOne Children’s Therapy has been operating from Bondi junction where we have 2 amazing clinics. We offer the ESDM in both clinics. However, our larger clinic has the space to allow us to offer the intensive Group ESDM program. Families travel from all over Sydney to…

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Two boys with autism and a Certified ESDM Therapist doing the Early Start Denver Model ESDM early intervention in Sydney

ESDM – is it an NDBI?

By | Autism, ESDM

What is an NDBI? It is very challenging for parents to understand the many different interventions that can choose for their child with autism. They have to understand: What the intervention means? How effective it is? What the research says about the model of intervention? Which one is best for their child? There are so many different interventions: ABA, ESDM, NDBI and more. What are Naturalistic Developmental Behavioural Interventions (NDBI)? There are so many terms for parents to understand that can also be confusing. The term ‘Naturalistic Developmental Behavioural Intervention’ (NDBI) is a newer class of interventions for young children…

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Learning is difficult for children with autism?

By | Autism

Why is learning difficult for my child with autism? Learning new skills is often difficult for children with autism. This happens for a number of reasons. Let’s look at how children generally learn and what is different for children with autism. Children are very curious about new things Children are born to learn. They are inquisitive about new things and are attracted to new and interesting things. As a consequence of this curiosity, they learn new things very quickly. They learn new actions, new words, new concepts at an extraordinary fast pace. Children learn these new things by watching other…

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