Blog

June 15, 2017

Children’s voices: My starting school story

This is the first in a series of children’s voices blogs. 12 year old Isabella thinks back on her experience of early childhood intervention and how it helped when she made the transition to her local school. Isabella has autism spectrum disorder.
May 19, 2017

The social glue of primary school fads and trends

Emma Pierce, ECIA NSW/ACT Inclusion Coordinator reflects on the positive influence fads and trends can have on social inclusion in the primary school playground.
May 11, 2017

Why is inter-professional communication so hard?

Child psychologist, Amelia Hawkins poses a number of pertinent questions around professional collaboration.
April 19, 2017

A refreshing change…

Speech Pathologist, Esther Joliffe reflects on the learnings and benefits of a career move from private practice to a not-for-profit early childhood intervention service in regional NSW.
April 6, 2017

Connecting beyond diagnosis. A social worker’s approach to supporting families.

Families often talk about the range of strong emotions experienced around the time of diagnosis of disability for their child and there is research sbout the influence of the way a diagnosis is received impacting on families for years to come. In this blog, Jessica Maccallum, Social Worker from the Disability Specialist Unit, Burwood talks about the ways she works with families around the time of diagnosis, and a checklist she uses to ensure information and support is responsively and consistently provided.