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FAQ: School Transitions and beyond

Change can be daunting, especially for children with disability undertaking key life transitions such as starting kindy, going primary school or moving into high school. Our therapists have put together some of their more frequently asked questions to get you started on the right path to a smooth transition.
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What is Social Thinking?

Social Thinking is the ability to understand that we each have thoughts and feelings that may be the same or different from other people’s. Our thoughts affect our emotions, which are tied to our behaviours and the way we act or react to other people.
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Study options after school

There are many ways that people with disabilities can continue to learn after high school, whether the goal is gaining life skills and/or finding employment. This article outlines the various options for post-school study as well as what supports may be available.
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The importance of social inclusion

Social inclusion is an important part of feeling happy and healthy, growing stronger and becoming the person we want to be. So what is social inclusion? And how can we achieve a healthy social life?
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What is AAC?

AAC is a term used a lot by our therapists and it can often leave parents wondering just what it means. The following article by Therapy Focus Speech Pathologist, Freya Allen, explains AAC and how it is used in speech therapy.
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Shoe lace tying tips

A common question many parents ask is: “at what age their child should be tying their own shoelaces?” The following article by Therapy Focus’s Durham Road School Team offers practical strategies for assisting children with this important developmental stage.
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