Children with additional needs accessing hospitals – What does the evidence say?

hospital and emergencies

  WHAT DOES THE EVIDENCE SAY? Children with additional needs accessing hospital and emergency departments.  Through each developmental stage, children interpret, comprehend, and process the world in a variety of different ways. Children and adolescents having to be treated in hospital, especially children with additional needs, can find the experience of being poked and prodded…

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What is a Whole Class Approach?

Education

TOPIC: What is a Whole Class Approach? Why do therapists talk about it so much? WHAT: Being a teacher in this day and age is hard! There are so many expectations and deadlines and benchmarks to meet, all while trying to nurture and teach the next generation. A big part of therapy is ’embedding the…

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Bullying – What is the evidence?

Bullying

  BULLYING – WHAT DOES THE EVIDENCE SAY? Bullying can be defined as a subcategory of interpersonal aggression characterized by intentionality, repetition, and an imbalance of power, often with the element of abuse of power being a primary distinction between bullying and other forms of aggression (Smith & Morita, 1999; Vaillancourt, Hymel, & McDougall, 2003).…

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Why does therapy cost so much?

Occupational Therapy

TOPIC: Why does therapy cost so much? WHAT: Therapy is expensive! Depending on your child’s needs and who you see for how long, it can add up. Therapy is denfined as “treatment to relieve or heal a disorder”. When we talk about therapy at LHA we are normally referring to Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology,…

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Why do Therapists give me home programs?

families

TOPIC: Why are therapists family focused? Why do we have to be involved? Why are they giving me home programs? WHAT: Therapists talk about being “family centered” or “family focused” all the time. What does it mean? Why are therapists family focused? And why do I keep getting homework from my therapist? I thought going…

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When to ask for help?

resources

TOPIC: When to ask for help?   WHAT: It can be hard to know what is ‘typical’ for children and what is ‘expected’ and ‘unexpected’. How are parents meant to know when something isn’t ‘normal’? Of course there is no hard and fast rule though there are some tips that might help. HOW: Have regular…

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