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Occupational Therapy Australia is the national professional association representing occupational therapy in Australia.
Speech Pathology Australia (the Association) is the national peak body for the speech pathology profession in Australia. Speech pathologists are university trained allied health professionals with expertise in the assessment and treatment of communication and/or swallowing difficulties.
This group provides a range of member services across the lifespan from kids to adults, parents and carers, professionals and employers to support discovery of strengths and empower our community.
Asperger Syndrome Support Network’s vision is to create a more inclusive world for Aspergers. They believe that greater understanding and acceptance of Aspergers is critical for Aspergers people to discover meaningful and connected futures, while facilitating individual empowerment.
(formerly Autism Victoria)
Amaze is the peak body for people on the Autism spectrum and their supporters in Victoria.
Amaze helps individuals on the autism spectrum, their parents/carers and families, support groups, autism professionals, schools and all others who need information and assistance on the subject of autism. Amaze has an Autism Advisor Service which looks after the ‘Helping Children with Autism’ funding package on behalf of the Department of Social Services (DSS). Available to families of children with a diagnosis of autism, aged 0 – 6.
Amaze Classroom – This website is a source of information and practical strategies for school staff supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The website was funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development under the More Support for Students with Disabilities National Partnership
The Helping Children with Autism package (HCWA) is a federal government initiative to assist families with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to access early intervention services.
This website is a guide for parents, professionals and people with Asperger’s Syndrome and their partners. In this site you will find issues related to Asperger’s Syndrome, resources, resource papers Tony has authored, related topics and Tonys presentation schedule.
This guide aims to: introduce the debate around autism and gender, identify key issues for girls with autism spectrum conditions, provide practical school-based support strategies and share family, professional and academic perspectives.
SPELD SA is a non profit organisation that provides advice and services to support children and adults with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia.
This website has free decodable books to download and worksheets.
The Five from Five Alliance is a group of organisations and individuals who support the objective of promoting effective, evidence based reading instruction.This website has resources for parents as well as teachers.
This site includes resource lists to help you find good resources for teaching encoding and decoding skills, many of which also target vocabulary, fluency and comprehension, plus free resources, blogs on reviews of resources and teaching strategies, plain English discussions of theoretical stuff, video tours of Spelfabet materials: workbooks, games, moveable alphabet and spelling lists (free, carefully sequenced spelling lists, the many ways each English speech sound is spelt, and the main sounds represented by each spelling pattern)
Speech, Language and Communication
This is a UK based website that has checklists for the development of speech, language and communication. There is also a handy progress checker for use with children from as young as 6 months old. Many free downloadable tip sheets are also available via this website.
Speech Pathology Australia produced the Communication Milestones Kit+ to provide information for parents and carers about the role of speech pathologists. The kit also assists parents and carers to find a speech pathologist if they are unsure about whether their child is having difficulty with his or her speech, language and communication
is a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization committed to supporting parents, early childhood educators and speech-language pathologists in their efforts to promote the best possible language, social and literacy skills in young children.
This Apraxia kids website has information on childhood apraxia of speech for parents and professionals
Apraxia Kids is the leading nonprofit that strengthens the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia of speech by educating professionals and families; facilitating community engagement and outreach; and investing in the future through advocacy and research.
This is a useful link by The Australian Stuttering Research Centre providing information regarding preschool stuttering; specifically The Lidcombe Programme
The occupational therapists at the RCH in Melbourne have developed some practical, user-friendly health information fact sheets.
Wonderful website full of great ideas and printable resources for fine motor, handwriting, gross motor, sensory/behaviour:
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