Annies Centre Team

ADHD – An Interview with Professor Michael Kohn

Professor Kohn is considered one of the experts on ADHD in Australia. ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed childhood disorder, affecting about 7% of 4-9 year old children and nearly 10% of 10-14 year olds.  And if that fact is not enough to trouble you, did you know that the total social and economic cost …

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Autism and COVID-19, my interview with Professor Andrew Whitehouse, PhD

Autism and COVID-19, my interview with Professor Andrew Whitehouse, PhD Many positive messages and great insights from Professor Andrew Whitehouse, one of Australia’s leading Autism researchers. We cover the impact of COVID-19 for people with ASD and how best to manage dealing with change in routine at this challenging time. We also discuss the positive …

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Homeschooling: Lessons Learned

How are you surviving homeschooling? There are literally thousands of resources flying around out there. The ONLY way to get it under control is to apply a rock solid routine. Here we share three lessons learned from our first month of homeschooling that you can apply. Download the homeschool routine here: https://anniescentre.com/home-school-timetable/

Home School Timetable

Life has changed and it is tough, scary and unpredictable. We understand and you will get empathy and support in this podcast. What we won’t do is burden you with more. Please leave us comments and ideas on what you want to hear from us.

National Guidelines for Autism Diagnosis: Help or Hindrance?

Having publicly praised the initiative and work leading up to the release of the National Guidelines for diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), I had high expectations. I viewed them with hope. I thought they might help tidy up the current mess that is ASD diagnosis. Mis-diagnosis of ASD is rife. Huge variation exists across clinicians …

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INDISPENSABLE INFORMATION ON THE NDIS!

Internationally acclaimed Clinical Psychologist, Author and Mum, Dr Anne Chalfant, is hosting a free information night for parents on the NDIS. Why? If you are feeling confused about the NDIS then you are not alone! Allied Health and Medical professionals are struggling to make sense of it and families are feeling overwhelmed. We want to …

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Parents: remember, you’re actually doing a great job!

Anyone who has worked in an early intervention centre is familiar with the scene of a parent standing in the waiting room trying to schedule a therapy session. “How is 4pm on Tuesday”, the secretary might say. “Sorry, he goes to OT on Tuesday afternoon”, says the Mother, “how about 4pm on Wednesday”. “Sorry, there …

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Top 5 Ways To Improve Your Sleep

Is your child not getting to sleep again? You’re not alone! Falling asleep can sometimes feel like an impossible dream, especially when you’re onto your 50th rendition of Twinkle, Twinkle or you’ve got your little person’s foot in your face because they wanted to sleep with you tonight (which feels like every night). Australian working …

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