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Tips for Speech Therapy at Home

6 Tips for Speech Therapy at Home

With the Winter holidays in full swing, your child may be spending more time at home. Cooler winter days spent cosying in are a great opportunity to fit in some at-home speech therapy.

5 OT tips to prepare for a road trip!

6 OT tips to prepare for a road trip!

As much as we love holidays, the change in routine can be particularly stressful for some children. To ensure that the holidays go as smoothly as possible, here are some tips to help you and your children be prepared.

Accessible Winter Holiday Activities in Brisbane

Accessible Winter Holiday Activities in Brisbane

It may seem like Easter only just happened but the Winter holidays are upon us! If you’re looking for inspiration to get out and about, check out our accessible winter holiday activity ideas. Enjoy our beautiful city! 

How physiotherapy supports children with developmental delay

How physiotherapy supports children with developmental delay

If your child is diagnosed with developmental delay, it means that their development is delayed compared to other children their age. Developmental delays can be short-term, or they can be the first sign of longer-term challenges. Physiotherapy can help.

Medications that are associated with swallowing and choking risks

Medications associated with swallowing and choking risks

Children and young people with disability are at risk from choking. Certain types of medication pose more of a risk that a child or young person may choke when taking them.

The ‘F-words’ of Child Development

The 'F Words' of Child Development

The ‘F-words of childhood disability’ developed in 2011 by Dr Rosenbaum and Dr Gorter (researchers from CanChild) gives us 6 key areas of childhood development to help families and therapists understand how to set goals for their children that are meaningful and relate to activity and participation.

A Guide to Pressure Ulcer Prevention

A Guide to Pressure Ulcer Prevention

Xavier’s nursing team provide a range of health services to support children and young people living with disabilities. Often children and young people with complex disability can experience issues with skin integrity which can cause the rapid development of pressure sores, injuries, or ulcers.

Supporting personal hygiene for children and young people with disability

Supporting personal hygiene for children and young people with disability

General good hygiene not only helps us to stay healthy but it also helps us to feel good too as it boosts self-esteem and confidence. This is true for all, including children and young people with disability.