Thoughts, Ideas & Strategies

Welcome to the Creating Connections Australia blog page!

Our blog covers a range of topics relating to Autism, behaviour support, social skills and other aspects of neurodiversity.

Please check in with us regularly as we share our thoughts, ideas and stories, and please also feel free to contact us with any comments or questions.

Sherri

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August 23, 2016

Preparing for Puberty and Body Change

When we think of changing bodies, we most often think of puberty and the developing body. But body changes can happen in small ways at other […]
July 24, 2016

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 […]
July 18, 2016

Visual Behaviour Tracker – why we no longer use it

Any professional who works with young people will likely nod their head when asked if they have delved into learning about behaviour management – we still remember […]
July 4, 2016

Why use Visuals?

When we refer to visuals, we are talking about those things we can use or look at to help us to process information and support the […]
March 23, 2016

Behaviour and Working with Emotion

Emotional responses regularly go hand-in-hand with behaviour that is trying to tell us something. Emotion that comes with anxiety, worry, frustration, sadness or with the elation of joy. The […]
March 6, 2016

Behaviour Support or Person Support?

In last week’s post, we discussed the idea that Behaviour = Communication. That if you look really closely at behaviour, you’ll see that it is telling you something. […]
February 28, 2016

Understanding Behaviour – ‘Behaviour is Communication’

When we see a behaviour, a person is simply trying to communicate something! For example, if they are jumping up and down with excitement, we can assume […]
December 9, 2015

Surviving the End of Year Rush / Holiday Time

The end of the year often signals busyness, celebrations, extra commitments, social occasions, and if you’re in Australia… hot weather! And with these things, comes potential overload—particularly for […]