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Skill-Based Therapy (SBT): Bringing Joy to Behaviour Therapy

Add Your Heading Text Here Skill-Based Therapy (SBT): Bringing Joy to Behaviour Therapy At TMB,  we offer a neuro-affirming, trauma-informed approach to behaviour of concern known as Skill-Based Therapy. This approach is rooted in the Skill-Based Treatment Protocol developed by Gregory Hanley and his team,

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PEERS® for Teens Bootcamps – Register now!

PEERS® Program for Teens Boot Camps are coming to our St Ives Clinic in the June/July school holidays. Register your Interest now! What are PEERS® Boot Camps? The PEERS® Program Boot Camps are short, focused workshops for teens aged 12-16. They’re designed to help your

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Lift-Off: January 2024 Newsletter

  Lift-Off: January 2024 Newsletter! Lift-Off: January 2024 Newsletter Read Our Feature Article The Communication-Behaviour Connection: Identifying Needs, Developing Communication Witnessing your child face difficulties is never easy, especially when they show behaviour of concern that could harm themselves or others. The ripple effect of

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Eye contact: Looking does not mean listening

Eye Contact: Looking Does Not Mean Listening Reconsidering the necessity of eye contact in social interactions. Eye contact has a very particular social role.  It is considered a sign of attentiveness, politeness and interest in what someone else is saying.  I notice examples of this

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Visual Schedule- Downloadable

Like the idea of a visual schedule but no time to make one? We’ve got you covered. Our customisable and FREE ‘Get ready for the day’ visual schedule is available for download. Instructions for using this template: 1) Print the pages 2) Cut out the

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Visual Schedules

What’s the key to magnificent mornings when we return to school?  Visual schedules! Our founder/Clinical Director, Kristin, tells you all about them! I hope that you have thoroughly enjoyed your summer school holidays. I love the slow pace of the school holidays – nowhere to

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COVID Lockdown and Child Development

The Impact of the COVID Lockdown on Child Development The COVID-19 pandemic presented challenges to Australians unlike any seen in recent times.  I relish the return to some of the ‘normalcy’ we had before.  However, I also see signs that there may be longer-term impacts

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Vocabulary Building Strategies

As children develop language, they may rely on general words like “it” “there” and “thing”.   The English language has heaps of these words.  Designed for efficiency, they can be anything but efficient if they are over-used or used out-of-context.  Read more to find out what

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