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The BRAVE Model – Part 2:

R is for ‘Recognising your child’s needs’ Welcome to our post covering the second part of the BRAVE model😊  To recap: The BRAVE model is a model I developed for parents to help them to understand their child’s needs, and how they can support their child to live their best life.  I am writing [...]

Introducing: The BRAVE Model – 5 steps to helping your child with a disability to thrive

In case you are reading our blog for the first time, I would like to introduce myself.  My name is Emily Hayles, and I am a physiotherapist and the founder of Move and Play Paediatric Therapy, a children’s therapy service based in Mackay, Queensland.  We help children with developmental delays and disabilities learn to [...]

Benefits of Early Childhood Intervention – for your child, for you, and for your family

This week we are writing a number of posts to raise awareness of Early Childhood Intervention for children with developmental delays and disabilities.  This post discusses the benefits of Early Childhood Intervention. So, what’s all the fuss about Early Childhood Intervention?  Why is it important?  And what are the benefits? Early Childhood Intervention has benefits [...]

By | 2018-08-24T12:24:14+00:00 August 24th, 2018|Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Disability, Down Syndrome, NDIS, Therapy|0 Comments

Receiving an early diagnosis: the fear, the grief – and the opportunity of Early Childhood Intervention

It's Early Childhood Intervention Awareness week, and we are doing a series of posts to share information about Early Childhood Intervention.  This is our second post in the series.  In this post, we are talking about the two sides of your child receiving an early diagnosis. The grief of your child receiving a diagnosis... Many [...]

By | 2018-08-21T21:19:29+00:00 August 21st, 2018|Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Disability, Down Syndrome, Therapy|0 Comments

Early Childhood Intervention Awareness Week! 20-26th August 2018

At Move and Play, we absolutely believe in the importance and benefits of early intervention to help children with developmental delays and disabilities to reach their potential. Early Childhood Intervention Awareness Week aims to promote the importance of early childhood intervention and support services.  To help raise the awareness of Early Childhood Intervention this week, [...]

By | 2018-08-20T21:39:33+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Autism, Disability, Down Syndrome, Therapy|0 Comments

Support workers, therapy assistants, and your child’s therapy program

Using allied health assistants, therapy assistants, or support workers to help supplement a child’s allied health therapy is a great opportunity coming out of the introduction of the NDIS.  In this blog post, I hope to share some information to help parents to decide whether, why and how to engage a therapy assistant in [...]

By | 2017-11-30T21:57:10+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Disability, NDIS|0 Comments