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 (Aus) & Look Hear Global (UK) 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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OUR RANGE OF RESOURCES
"The resources listed on this website have been pulled together by a range of contributors including allied health professionals, teachers and parents."
There's heaps for you to explore and find on here. Start by selecting one of the 6 categories above. If you get stuck, contact us and we'll help you out.
Why is Sleep important? Sleep is just as important as food, shelter and safety. It allows the brain to recharge and the body to regenerate. Healthy sleep allows people to function at optimal alertness. Healthy sleep requires: Sufficient amount (time) Uninterrupted (quality) Natural sleep cycle (circadian rhythm) Age-appropriate naps Children need sleep to: Remember what…Read More
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 that…Read More
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…Read More
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 when we chose a website. They can been seen…Read More
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 that 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…Read More
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 full “computer shut down and restart”. This can happen for many reasons that can be sensory-, communication- or…Read More
TOPIC: Everyone loves Amazon! And we do too! Why is LHA an Amazon Affiliate? We are Amazon Affiliate Marketers, meaning we can link to a product directly from Amazon, and if someone buys it, we get a percentage of that purchase. WHY: Helps us keep our costs down Helps us run the website for free…Read More
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’…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More