AAC stands for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. It includes a range of systems, devices, strategies and tools that replace or support verbal speech. Augmentative and alternative strategies can go hand in hand to support overall communication and may encourage verbal speech.
We believe that every child has the right to participate in mainstream childcare environments. One of the ways that we’re supporting families is helping them to understand how to access funding for their child to participate in mainstream childcare.
Six year old Skye is full of fun and loves to be in amongst the action. She makes friends wherever she goes, she loves music, swimming and hanging out with her mates. Skye was born with a genetic disorder that is so rare, she is one of a kind in the whole world.
We believe that every child has the right to participate in mainstream childcare environments such as Early Learning Centres (sometimes called Long Day Care), Outside School Hours Care, Vacation Care and Kindergarten. We call this inclusive childcare.
As the COVID-19 health situation continues to change and as part of our response , we encourage our community to stay up to date with the advice issued by Queensland Health.
Skye was born with a genetic disorder that is so rare, she is one of a kind in the whole world. Skye has had regular Speech Therapy sessions for over two years to support her with her feeding and communication. Skye’s Dad Owen says “Skye has really exceeded all of our expectations with how she has progressed”.
Parents of children with disability can often experience challenges with their mental wellbeing and with feelings of stress, isolation or overwhelm. Counselling can support you to cope with some of these feelings and emotions. Practicing self-care is something that our counselling team always encourage and it helps to strengthen your mental wellbeing.
During a 24 hour period, there are generally three core postural orientations for all of us. They are lying, sitting and standing. Individuals with no movement limitations are able to move freely between these three postures. However, for those who have movement differences this is not always the case.