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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 [...]

Teaching Your Child To Jump

Learning to jump is an exciting and fun milestone in your child’s life!  Learning to jump will help your child to keep up and participate with their friends in sports and other physical play, which gives them lifelong opportunities for fitness and socialising.  As a result, jumping is an important milestone that we often [...]

By | 2019-02-08T16:14:31+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|Motor skills, Physiotherapy, Therapy|0 Comments

The Role of Physiotherapy for Children with Autism

In addition to the behavioural, sensory and social-emotional difficulties, many children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will also experience difficulties with their motor skills and capabilities. Children with ASD may achieve early gross motor milestones such as sitting, crawling and independent walking within the expected timeframes, but the quality of their movements may be [...]

By | 2017-04-06T14:16:14+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Autism, Disability, Motor skills|1 Comment