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Annie's Centre Podcast
83 minutes | Dec 22, 2021
Interview with Stacey Touma and Nerida Bodycote of Reframing Disability
Hear from two incredible women and their service, "Reframing Disability"Reframing Disability is an uplifting, supportive, and educational space for families raising children with developmental delay, disability or medical needs. It’s a community made by families, for families.Visit: https://reframingdisability.com.au/ Subscribe: https://reframingdisability.us4.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=296bd6c1c71add901fbe27f6f&id=79376cd8a9
52 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Interview with Jade Chapman, author of "Understanding Oscar"
I strongly encourage you all to purchase Jade’s book, “Understanding Oscar” from her website www.understandingoscar.com Jade’s Instagram and Facebook pages are both @understandingoscar.
71 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
Behaviour Management in Classrooms
Governments have recognised that teachers need more support and training to manage challenging behaviour in classrooms. I speak with Micaela Rafferty and Jill Hellemans from MultiLit about their training workshops for teachers, principals and other educators. The workshops give teachers the skills to manage difficult behaviour in classrooms and create positive teaching and learning.Program Website https://positiveteaching.multilit.com/ Mutilit Brochure regarding the Programhttps://multilit.com/professional-development/positive-teaching-and-learning/?fbclid=IwAR0rxIKMqvd4zBTzwxg7CZjc8pS1qqzzfluMnzVzv2X68SNxIjylHPl7nBg The LDA article Multilit recently published: https://www.ldaustralia.org/Bulletin/Rafferty%20and%20Hellemans%20-%20Managing%20challenging%20behaviour%20in%20the%20classroom.pdfVideo promo for the workshop: Foundations, Assessment and Measurement of Behaviour https://youtu.be/tSJVa5z4Mow?list=PLvZh5JKY-LJLooGTO8wGF_z3_poxXOHXbVideo promo for positive teaching workshop: https://youtu.be/MP0AvkuRKXcCESE- Centre for Educational Statistics and Evaluationhttps://data.cese.nsw.gov.au/data/dataset/suspensions-and-expulsions-in-nsw-government-schools/resource/7eab017c-58ca-470b-b7aa-de723d20442a
4 minutes | Dec 24, 2020
Merry Christmas-We made it!!
After a year like this here’s two ways to ensure a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for your children and family: gratitude and personal bests.#gratitude #christmasblessings #personalbest #resilience #merrychristmas #family #parenting #childpsychology #braveminds #anniescentre #drannechalfant #helpingfamiliesthrive
45 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
Parenting Challenges: Your Questions Answered
You ask Google a parenting question you'd never ask anyone else. Well, we've downloaded those popular search questions and we answer them in this week's episode!
31 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
Anxiety in Young Children
Anxiety is a growing problem for little ones. We discuss how anxiety can present in young children, what parents can do to help and our children’s book, “Wally the Worried Wallaby in Dog-Gone Trouble”, which is designed to help parents reduce anxiety in their young child.
5 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
Want your kids to respect you? Then show them you mean what you say by following through. Children easily sense sincerity and respond to it with trust!#followthrough #meanwhatyousay #buildtrust #parenting #raisingchildren #anniescentre #anniescentrepodcast #drannechalfant #helpingfamiliesthrive
6 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
Don’t Poke the Bear!
We’ve all been there...child disobeys a rule or instruction then, out of frustration, we start to poke the bear. We comment on other things that day they have also done to frustrate us or we start a lecture about how the misbehaviour seems to reflect a bigger problem. Here’s some tips on how to keep discipline in the here and now and help keep ourselves and our kids calmer in the process.#dontpokethebear #discipline #calmparenting #parentingtips #childpsychology #anniescentre #drannechalfant #helpingfamiliesthrive
5 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
When we notice a negative change in our child’s behaviour we are often looking for a quick fix. But that doesn’t always address what might be the underlying cause and we could miss something important. Sometimes all it takes is a little extra time spent talking with your child or teenager and figuring out together why things might be going wrong.#moretimeforkids #thinkitthrough #quickfixesdontlast #rootcausesnotbandaids #parentingtips #childpsychology #anniescentre #drannechalfant #helpingfamiliesthrive
21 minutes | Oct 3, 2020
Managing Anxiety in People with Autism
We discuss Dr Chalfant's acclaimed book "Managing Anxiety in People with Autism" and how it is a practical, evidenced based resource for parents and health professionals. You can purchase yours at https://anniescentre.com/shop/
9 minutes | Sep 10, 2020
Practice makes perfect!
Sometimes we expect our kids to “get it” after we’ve taught them a skill once. But learning is more successful and longer lasting when we create multiple opportunities to practice something new. I’m sharing some practical ideas to help you. #practicemakesperfect #practicepracticepractice #nevergiveup #tryandtryagain #parentteaching #onceisneverenough #learning #parenting #childpsychology #anniescentre #anniescentrepodcast #drannechalfant #helpingfamiliesthrive
9 minutes | Aug 30, 2020
Is helping your child or teen learn or do homework difficult? You bet it is!Whether you are in the midst of home schooling or just want to support them with regular homework this approach will definitely help you teach your kids more effectively-and survive! 😉#parentteacher #learningsupport #scaffolding #homeschool #homework #drannechalfant #anniescentre #helpingfamiliesthrive
7 minutes | Jul 23, 2020
Selecting a treatment intervention program
Which treatment, intervention or program is the best for my child/teen's needs?There are thousands of different treatment options out there to assist kids and teens with learning, behaviour, developmental or emotional difficulties? How do you choose what is best for your child's needs?Here's an easy checklist to help you make the best decision.#decisionsmadeeasy #parentintuition #easychecklist #treatment #intervention #learningdifficulties #adhd #autism #anxiety #parentingadvice #anniescentre #drannechalfant #helpingfamiliesthrive
36 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
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 of ADHD in Australia in 2019 was $20.42 billion!!!! This included financial costs of $12.83 billion and wellbeing losses of $7.59 billion. Dr Kohn is Area Director for Adolescent and Young Adult Services in Western Sydney, and is a founding Director of the Centre for Research into Adolescent’S Health (CRASH) where he has developed a clinical research program in developmental paediatrics and neuroscience. Dr Kohn has published over 140 peer reviewed scientific articles and 10 book chapters.Dr Kohn was a committee member for the NHMRC ADHD Treatment Guidelines in 2010-2012. He is a reviewer for a range of scientific journals, Industry and the NHMRC. Dr Kohn has been Chair of ADHD Australia since 2015.
40 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
Teens, Depression and COVID-19
Beyond the virus there is a great risk of an increase in mental illness, especially in youth. Teens coming to the end of their school life have had huge disruptions this year. For some it has triggered episodes of depression. In this podcast we take a thorough look at the signs, treatment, parent support and the role of friends for teens suffering depression. Please share this with any teens you know in case this could help them or any of their friends.#supportingteens #mentalhealth #depression #covid19 #braveminds #drannechalfant #anniescentre #helpingfamiliesthrive
48 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
Autism and COVID-19, my interview with Professor Andrew Whitehouse, PhD
Autism and COVID-19, my interview with Professor Andrew Whitehouse, PhDMany 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 shift in research away from focusing on genetic causes toward supporting people with ASD in leading independent, fulfilling lives.Show Links:Autism Spectrum Australia: https://www.autismspectrum.org.au/how-can-we-help/helping-you-to-navigate-covid-19Autism Awareness Australia: https://www.autismawareness.com.au/news-events/aupdate/autism-and-coronavirus-covid-19-the-essentials/Autism Focus Intervention Resources and Modules an extension of a service offered from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: https://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/supporting-individuals-autism-through-uncertain-timesProfessor Andrew Whitehouse Websiteshttps://www.telethonkids.org.au60 Second Science: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDHdc5wkdFJsJaRKeyZ_9IlWxKsjK6i8O
23 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
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/
5 minutes | Apr 19, 2020
HOT TAKE: Dr Chalfant says homeschooling won't affect your child's learning
In this hot take, Dr Chalfant addresses the myth being sprouted by elected officials that children are "missing a year of school". Your home schooling efforts do not mean your child is missing out. Listen to hear more!
16 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
Adjusting your Home Life
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.
57 minutes | Mar 12, 2020
How Routines can help you Parent & Educate your Child
Routines are not only for 'getting jobs done'. Routines are central to the education of infants and children in forming the building blocks of language, social interaction and eventual mastery of a new skill. In this episode, routines are discussed from a variety of perspectives by Dr Chalfant. We also review the movie "Ride Like a Girl" which Dr Chalfant recommends as a much watch family movie event!
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