How everyday interactions help with communication – personal reflection

Communication can present in many different forms and is definitely not restricted to just one method. Effective communication includes a whole range of methods that assist in conveying or receiving a message. All of us at any one time will … Continue reading

Chunking or simplifying tasks / learning activities

When we think of planning a worksheet or a written task, often we write down as much as possible and provide very detailed explanations. We might even make it look attractive to entice the learner to want to complete the assigned task or … Continue reading

Why we learn from the Autistic Perspective

For many years, autism professional development has been dominated by professionals who have spent their time studying and learning about autism or working in the field of autism. Often it has been the professionals teaching the community about what they have learned about autism and … Continue reading

Are you ready for the year ahead?

In Australia, it’s that time of year where parents, teachers and support workers are all readying themselves for the beginning of the new school year or a new year of programs and activities. It’s that time of year where we … Continue reading

What we should never assume about transitioning

Over the past few weeks, our blog posts have been highlighting some important areas to understand about the impact of change, along with some strategies that we can use to help a person through change. This week, we’d like to … Continue reading

How to find Predictability in Change

Change is one of those things that is a constant in life. And change is also something that many people find very challenging. For those who need additional support around change, or who find it very overwhelming, it can sometimes help … Continue reading

Learning about Healthy Relationships

Learning about healthy relationships is an important part of any person’s development. For some people, this learning doesn’t come naturally or automatically, and it can be particularly challenging when living in a world where examples of unhealthy relationships are all around … Continue reading

How to Create a Visual Schedule

Whether we realise it or not, most of us use visual schedules of some sort, every day of our lives! Calendars, planners, ‘to do’ lists and checklists are all forms of visual schedules – visuals that help make our lives … Continue reading

Navigating relationships for our parents, services and schools – how do we ensure success?

The relationship between the parent and their child’s educator, the client and service provider, and even the parent and their child’s service provider can very often impact the success of a person’s life, learning and ongoing development. The relationship that is … Continue reading