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22 April 2024

I Think Differently: Understanding the Dynamic Nature of Autism

Autism is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disability that has long been misunderstood and stigmatised No two...

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18 April 2024

Why is sleep important?

Sleep is important to promote emotional, social and physical wellbeing Good quality sleep helps us to be more...

A young boy being tube fed
4 April 2024

What is Blended Tube Feeding?

There is growing interest in blended tube feeding for those who are enterally fed (fed through a tube) But...

28 March 2024

Making Easter egg hunts accessible for all

Whether you host an Easter egg hunt in your own backyard or the local neighbourhood park, here are some...

A young boy playing with Lego smiling
21 March 2024

Understanding Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity embraces the idea that every human is unique, with a unique combination of abilities and...

Richard measuring a wheelchair
27 October 2023

A Day in the Life of an Occupational Therapist

What does an Occupational Therapist do We asked Senior Occupational Therapist, Richard Murdoch to share an...

A Therapy Focus continence nurse pointing to a Bristool Stool Chart
28 September 2023

Taboo Topics with a Continence Clinician

At Therapy Focus, our Continence Clinicians work to remove the stigma around continence issues and help...

A toddler sitting beside a three wheel scooter
7 September 2023

A Physio’s Guide to Ride-on Toys

The world of ‘ride-on toys’ is great fun, but with so many options available it can be confusing and...

A Therapy Focus Physiotherapist in a the pool with a client
5 September 2023

A Day in the Life of a Physiotherapist

What does a Physiotherapist do We asked Therapy Focus Senior Physiotherapist, Katherine Hayward to tell us...

A young boy being PEG fed
24 August 2023

Support for people with swallowing difficulties

Eating and drinking can be uncomfortable, stressful and even dangerous for a person with swallowing...

A Therapy Focus clinician smiling at an elderly woman
6 June 2023

Sharing the Facts on Incontinence Myths

There are many misconceptions and myths surrounding incontinence To help people better understand some of the...

29 May 2023

What is a Therapy Assistant?

Therapy Assistants work in partnership with therapists to help people with disability achieve their goals...

An ultrasound being performed by a Continence Clinician
23 May 2023

A day in the life of a Continence Clinician

Therapy Focus Continence Clinician, Karina Smith provides a glimpse into an average working...

A boy at the dinner table with his family
16 March 2023

Mealtime tips for parents of picky eaters

Mealtimes can be challenging! Read top tips for parents who need to pick their battles at mealtimes when...

14 March 2023

A day in the life of a Dietitian

What does a dietitian do Therapy Focus Dietitian, Sarah Chesher shares a glimpse into an average work...

30 January 2023

Transitions: Starting High School

Starting High School can be a daunting prospect for many pre-teens Another big change in routine, new faces,...

27 January 2023

Transitions: Starting Primary School

Primary school is an exciting new opportunity for your child The leap from kindy into primary school can mean...

26 January 2023

Transitions: Starting Kindy

Starting Kindy can be an emotional time for many families and their children This represents a time of growth...

Two therapists smiling
13 September 2022

Clinical Pathways support therapists’ career goals

At Therapy Focus we want everyone’s journey to be extraordinary We offer fulfilling roles and excellent...

Counsellor talks with customer.
5 August 2022

The difference between a Psychologist and a Provisional Psychologist

Our Psychologists contribute collectively to provide an integral part of our multidisciplinary allied health...

A boy and Continence Clinician standing next to a toilet
16 June 2022

Why it’s better out than in…

Soiling after the usual age of toilet training (roughly 4 years) can be a very frustrating experience for...

Boy sits on toilet with eyes closed holding book
30 May 2022

Hints for Healthy Bladder and Bowel Habits

Our Bladder and Bowel Health Team have put together some handy hints for keeping your bladder and bowel as...

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13 December 2021

Managing Stress

Stress is something that almost everyone has experienced during a time in their life, often for a multitude...

A customer and therapist talk to each other while they sit at a table
11 October 2021

Caring for yourself, so you can care for others

Looking after yourself is so important when you're in a caring role It's easy to prioritise others over...

A therapist and customer assess a vehicle hoist.
27 July 2021

The process of modifying a vehicle

Learning to drive as a person living with disability can be more challenging than it is for the average...

A customer folds away her wheelchair.
23 June 2021

Choosing the right wheelchair

Choosing the right wheelchair can be an overwhelming experience, but the process can be made easier with...

A young boy jumps on a trampoline.
13 April 2021

The benefits of bouncing

Bouncing on a trampoline has to be one of the most fun things you can do But did you know there are hidden...

A child lays in bed with a weighted blanket over them. They are peacefully sleeping.
23 March 2021

What is a weighted blanket?

Weighted blankets are a popular item and they can be really useful for helping relieve tension and anxiety...

Boy riding bike with his parents and therapist
18 February 2021

Take it outside! The benefits of outdoor play

Playgrounds are more than just a place to have fun; they also provide a great opportunity for your child to...

A young man sits on the floor holding his knees and looks overwhelmed.
4 February 2021

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is our body’s natural response to something we perceive as dangerous Feeling anxious is a normal...

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18 December 2020

Finding the right switch

At Therapy Focus we have a range of adaptive switches We have recently expanded our switch kits, to allow for...

Boy and continence clinician laughing in bathroom receiving bedwetting support
29 June 2020

Why is my child wetting the bed?

Bedwetting can cause stress in school-age children and their families, but it is actually quite common in...

LEGO therapy - Kids playing with LEGO
24 April 2020

What is LEGO-based therapy?

LEGO therapy is a social development program that uses LEGO activities to support the development of social...

Therapist on a teletherapy session on a tablet device
28 March 2020

How to get setup for teletherapy

Get the support you need during this difficult time with Therapy Focus' Teletherapy sessions Here are a few...

A therapist smiling at a person on a laptop screen
27 March 2020

The Benefits of Teletherapy

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect people around the globe, we’re committed to continuing...

A young boy bounces a basketball in his driveway. The sun is setting on the trees in the background.
27 March 2020

Top tips for managing stress and anxiety

Stress and anxiety will affect all of us at some point, often during times of uncertainty or when we have...

29 November 2019

A Day in the Life of a Psychologist

What does a psychologist do Suzanne Woods, a Registered Psychologist with Therapy Focus, shares her...

Therapy Focus employee measures up a bathroom for home modifications
21 October 2019

Improving bathroom access for people with disability

Using the bathroom can be particularly difficult for many people with disability Therapy Focus Assistive...

Boy picks up card as therapist looks on
28 August 2019

What is a Developmental Language Disorder?

Language is a skill we all use to tell others our thoughts and feelings and understand the world around us...

Therapist smiling at young boy
14 August 2019

A day in the life of a Speech Pathologist

What does a Speech Pathologist do According to Therapy Focus Speech Pathologist, Caoibhe Flynn, no two days...

Therapist plays Play-Doh with girl to support interaction skills
28 March 2019

Communicating without words

Interaction skills form part of the broader communication skills umbrella It is important that these skills...

Boy picks up card as therapist looks on
28 November 2018

Language development myths

When it comes to language development, there is a lot of information around! There are also some common...

Therapist and boy do key word sign
10 October 2018

The benefits of Key Word Sign

Key Word Sign, formerly known as Makaton, is a simplified form of manual signing and a highly effective form...

Therapist tries to feed child
1 October 2018

Dietetics and the NDIS

At Therapy Focus, our team of experienced dietitians work closely with other allied health therapists to help...

Therapist talks to girl to support her communication difficulties
23 August 2018

How to support someone with communication difficulties

Communication is a basic human right and a crucial part of learning and development - but it’s also...

Therapist prepares ultrasound procedure
26 June 2018

Funding options for continence aids

Our specialist continence team, PEBBLES, often hear the question; ‘what funding is available for continence...

Middle-aged woman smiles at her therapist
9 November 2016

The importance of social inclusion

Social inclusion is an important part of feeling happy and healthy, growing stronger and becoming the person...

Girl has imaginative play with a doll
19 July 2016

The benefits of imaginative play

Kids play make-believe because it’s fun, but did you know it that imaginative play is also a vital...

jake trialling head switches with help from Carla
20 October 2015

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...