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November Newsletter 2018

29.11.2018

  We are growing! We have many new families contacting us for therapy and family support, therefore our waiting list continues to grow. We are doing our best to meet this demand and support as many  families as we can, without compromising on staff or the quality of therapy. Thank you for your patience during this Read more…

Is Autism really less prevalent in girls????

01.08.2018

Recent statistics show that 1 in 68 children have a diagnosis of Autism. These statistics also show that boys are almost four times as likely to receive an accurate autism diagnosis over girls. Boys often receive a diagnosis in early childhood where the average age of girls receiving a diagnosis is 9 years old.   Read more…

The ‘Magic’ of Parent-Child Interactions

19.07.2018

Children begin learning the building blocks for language development before their first birthday. From 5-6 months of age, children begin to make sounds such as coos (e.g. “oo-oo” “eee”) and babble (e.g. “baba” “badabda”). When a parent responds vocally to their child’s sounds, the infant is twice as likely to re-vocalise. This leads to the Read more…

The three levels of autism – making sense of your child’s diagnosis

16.03.2018

The different levels of autism Autism was previously broken down into several different diagnosis such as Asperger’s, PDD-NOS, and Rhett’s Syndrome.  Since the release of the DSM-5 in May 2013 (for diagnosis purposes), autism has become defined as a “single spectrum disorder” in which levels were defined.     What is the DSM-5? The DSM-5 (published in Read more…

Sammy’s story …

13.08.2017

One of the joys of the work we do at Bridges for Learning is seeing how our work can transform the lives of our clients. Following is a a beautiful letter from Jennifer, whose son Sammy is a client of Bridges for Learning and a recipient of NDIS. It’s such a lovely story, we wanted to Read more…

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