Essential Oils – Why You Need Them In Your Life

Essential oils can be used as a therapeutic sensory tool to promote self-regulation. When we breath in an aroma, this sensory information is sent straight to the limbic system of the brain – this is our our emotional switchboard. This may be why smells are so successful at influencing emotions….. and therefore behaviour.

Move Beyond The Diagnosis

Move Beyond The Diagnosis

Autism is behaviourally defined, which means that there is no biological testing, no blood test, no DNA test or brain scan that can be done to diagnose the condition. There are currently no identified biological markers. A diagnosis is based heavily on anecdotal reports from family, therapists and teachers.

9 Pillars Of Growth

9 Pillars Of Growth

Step by step, day by day, habit by habit….and let’s start with the fundamental 9 pillars of growth and wellbeing. A parent-implemented protocol bridging conventional therapy with a lifestyle optimisation approach to promote functional skills and inspire healthy habits.

Conventional Vs Alternative

Conventional vs Alternative

There are those who provide the “traditional” therapies such as speech pathologists, occupational therapists and psychologists and those who provide “alternative” interventions such as naturopaths, chiropractors and nutritionists.

Aren’t We All Different Not Less?

Aren’t We All Different Not Less?

There is a common saying in our autism community “different not less”. These powerful words were first spoken by Temple Grandin, one of the most well known and well-respected individuals with autism.

The Over Responsive Child

The Over Responsive Child

We are bombarded with a constant stream of sensory information every single micro second of the day. It is our brain’s job to interpret and organise this sensory information, make meaning of it and produce an appropriate motor output or emotion.