NDIS Technology Conference

The NDIS technology conference opened up my mind to new possibilities for those with disabilities. The main message is to start planning now. The NDIS will eventually replace the Helping Children with Autism Package.

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Renato UlpianoComment
What is Autism?

There is a lot of information and misinformation about Autism, read the Speech Pathology Australia fact sheet to start your journey of understanding.

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Is a home based program the best ABA therapy for your child?

There are a number of different approaches to ABA therapy. Learn about one approach where you are guided to set up a home based program. 

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Renato UlpianoComment
..and the little one said roll over...

Watch Dora do a quick roll!

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Mindlines - How parents source information on Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Research has shown, not surprisingly, that parents seek out other parents for information on ASD. Innovation in addressing various issues related to ASD, including support for families, will come from knowledge sharing which is the basis of any innovation. Read on if you want to be part of a community which shares its knowledge on ASD.

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Renato UlpianoComment
Healthy Teeth, Happy Teeth!

Ladybug House and RMIT University Dental Hygiene students are working together to promote oral health among children on the autism spectrum to enhance oral health awareness and motivation.

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Rethinking Autism

We all have individual differences, but why do we feel the need to be the same. The I Can Network tweeted a post from the Guardian discussing the strengths of Autism, a change in perceptions that the I Can Network has been championing. 

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Renato UlpianoComment
Chris Varney was in the House!

Chris Varney was in the House! Find out more about Chris and the icannetwork.

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Maria GuzzardiComment
How can dogs help children with Autism?

Ladybug House has been fortunate enough to be selected by Assistance Dogs as the venue to host a series of paws workshops in Melbourne in August of this year. Paws brings together parents of children with autism, to share experiences and explore the potential that a pet dog might have within the family. The program has been running successfully in the UK and the Netherlands for the past two years Read more about how Assistance Dogs Australia works and find the link to register your interest in upcoming workshops.

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My child stutters what should I do?

What is Stuttering and what causes it?

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Kirsty LaurenceComment
What is Music Therapy?

Music Therapy is an evidence based therapy for children on the Autism Spectrum. 

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Renato UlpianoComment
My child has problems reading.

If your child is finding it difficult to read and write Speech Pathologists will be able to help, read more about some of the essentials skills children need to develop.

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Child a fussy eater? Maybe not...
Melanie BourasComment
Autism Assessments.

If you need an ASD assessment, consider a team based approach whereby you visit Ladybug House over 3 appointments, instead of seeing each practitioner individually for three appointments.

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Renato UlpianoComment
A small mention in State Parliament for a bigger cause.
Renato UlpianoComment
The I Can Network

Support 'The I Can Network' with their life changing program.

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Communication Impairment

Communication involves speaking, hearing, listening, understanding, social skills, reading, writing and using voice. Communication impairment affect more people than might think, for example, 20% of four year old children have difficulty understanding or using language

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Maria GuzzardiComment
What stage should my child's speech development be at? Ages 5 plus

All children are different, however there are some milestones which act as a guide post for speech and langauge development, this post will focus on children 5 years plus.

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Maria GuzzardiComment
What stage should my child's speech development be at?

Even though children vary in their development of speech and language, there are certain ‘milestones’ that can be identified as a rough guide to normal development.

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Maria GuzzardiComment
What other sounds should my baby be making?

Children develop language and speech at different rates, however there is some guidance as to what they should be saying and when.

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