Look Hear Australia is a Private Practice and Allied Health Resource Library which assists children with individual, additional and complex needs.  

Look Hear Australia stands for Library of Online Knowledge for Health and Education Professionals (Australia). 


Look Hear Australia aims to:

  • Create an international community of resources, websites, training and information for parents and professionals working with children who have individual, additional and complex needs.
  • Develop a private practice that delivers high quality, best practice services and therapies to children, their families and support networks. We aim to provide an individual, bespoke service that has a foundation in international research, resources and community.eta name="google-site-verification" content="hIcNnFtCuz8biKyB5iVdUrICTiA0Lp673YZfLFIEYFw" />

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"The resources listed on this website have been pulled together by a range of contributors including allied health professionals, teachers and parents."

Our Values


Read through our collective bank of information and resources developed by professionals all over the world.


We want to build a community that brings experts and families together to make things easy for each other.


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Child Mental Health Week 2019: Using Sensory Processing to look after my Mental Health  

By Tara Whiteford | February 14, 2019

Topic: How can I use my Senses and Sensory Processing to look after my Mental Health? Why: According to Sutton and Nicholson (2011) sensory based treatment has been identified as an effective treatment approach for clients who are distressed, anxious, agitated, or potentially aggressive and as an alternative for more coercive actions; they also determined…

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Liena – Hope for Boro Village

By Tara Whiteford | January 14, 2019

Whilst in Botswana we met a young girl named Leina. Leina is 3 years old who lives in a small village in the Okavango Delta with her parents, grandparents and siblings. She was initially introduced to us as “the disabled child of the village” as she was unable to walk due to what appeared to…

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How we choose the websites we feature….

By Tara Whiteford | January 10, 2019

Topic How we choose the websites we feature Why: It is important for us to be transparent about how we are choosing our websites – it’s also important for our community to know how we do this. How There are several key things we ask ourselves, they can been seen in chart here: The first…

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Our How and Why – The Reasons Behind an Online Library

By Tara Whiteford | January 4, 2019

Topic: The reasons behind an online library – Why Look Hear Australia?  Why did you start LHA? I want it to be a long term resource I can use for my therapy, so I don’t have to send stuff to families or create things for families all the time. I want to empower families to…

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Parents: What is the difference between a melt down and a tantrum?

By Tara Whiteford | December 15, 2018

What is the difference between a meltdown and a tantrum?   This is a tricky question! Every child has tantrums – it is actually an important part of typical development. Children with disabilities can sometimes have meltdowns; a meltdown a full “computer shut down and restart”. This can happen for lots of reasons that can…

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Why we are an Amazon Affiliate….

By Tara Whiteford | December 3, 2018

TOPIC: Everyone loves Amazon! And we do too!   Why is LHA an Amazon Affiliate? We are Amazon Affiliate Marketers, meaning we can link to product directly from Amazon, and if someone buys it we get a percentage  of that purchase. WHY: Helps us keep out costs down Helps us run the website for free…

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Psychology Week 2018! Five of the Most Common Questions Clinical Psychologists get asked!

By Tim Rossow | November 15, 2018

TOPIC: What are some of the most common questions Clinical Psychologists get asked? Q:  How long will treatment take? A: Treatment depends on the age of the child, their presentation and type of therapy they are engaging in. Typically therapy would start with 6 sessions, after which there would be a review of the childs’…

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App Review: Why we love Theratrak!

By Tara Whiteford | November 6, 2018

TOPIC: Why we love Theratrak! We have been lucky enough to know Laura Simmons from Theratrak since the beta stages of the app. She has worked incredibly hard to develop an app focused on easy, user friendly home programs for parents and professionals; and I must say, she has done a stella job. Laura is…

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GUEST POST: What is Occupational Therapy?

By Rachael Colquhoun | October 25, 2018

TOPIC: “So…what is Occupational Therapy?” WHAT: Don’t worry if you find yourself asking this question when you first meet an Occupational Therapist (or even several times afterwards!). Believe me – we understand! Our job title can be hard to understand from our name alone. Let us provide some clarity… Occupational Therapy is an allied healthcare…

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Book Review: Retro Toddler – Anne Zachry: Everything Retro Is Cool Again!!

By Tara Whiteford | October 25, 2018

We reviewed Retro Toddler for Anne! See what we thought about it below!! Book: Zachry, A. H. (2018). Retro Toddler: More Than 100 Old-School Activities to Boost Development. First Impressions: One thing I enjoyed about this book was that it was clear and easy to read. The layout really lends itself to this; it does not feel…

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