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Autism

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? 什么是泛自闭症障碍 (ASD)? (English and Mandarin)

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?Autism Spectrum Disorder is a term that current medical/allied health professionals use to encompass the ...
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如何让孩子学习两种语言

Our Speech Pathologist, Fiona Low, has re-written her blog on helping children learn two languages in Mandarin:如何让孩子学习两种语言澳大利亚是个多元文化的国家。许多家庭中,会说多种语言的孩子非常多。如今,英语虽仍是澳洲的官方语言,越来越多的家庭都选择让孩子在家里或在学校里学习各种外语;那,孩子从小接触多种语言,会不会影响孩子的语言发展呢? 关于儿童学习双语的错误观念:误区1: 学习两种语言会混淆我的孩子的语言发展。现实:当孩子在同一个句子或谈话中使用两种语言时,一些父母担心这是语言混乱的迹象。 事实上,语言对换 (在一个句子或对话中使用两种语言)是常见的。 其实,一些语言专家认为语言转换是掌握双语能力的现象。 误区2:学习两种语言会延迟语言发展。现实:虽然一些学习双语的孩子可能在开始说第一句话时,会比同龄学习单语的小孩来得稍慢,但他们仍然会像单语小孩一样达到语言发展的各个目标。 ...
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Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

What is an Employee Assistance Program?An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is an arrangement between an organisation and its employees to ...
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mens health

Men’s Health Week

June 12th 2017 marks the start of Men’s Health Week.Although it’s very normal for my peers and I to see ...
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Supporting your children to learn two languages

Across the world, most individuals are either bilingual (speaking two languages) or multilingual (speaking multiple languages). Today in Australia, many ...
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Getting a better night’s sleep

Sleep is an important part of our well-being. Just ask a shift worker, a new mother, emergency service employees, a ...
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Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety condition involving intrusive negative thoughts and the repetition of certain behaviours. What is the ...
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What can you expect when you visit a Psychologist at Your Mind Matters Psychology Services?

Coming to see a Psychologist can be rather daunting. Who wakes up in the morning and says, “I’d love to ...
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PND

Post Natal Depression

Postnatal depression (PND) is a type of depression that many parents experience after having a baby. It usually affects mothers ...
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anxiety

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, worry or fear. Everyone feels anxious at some point in their life, but for ...
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A Word on Addiction

Addiction is defined as not having control over doing, taking or using something to the point where it could be ...
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Tipsheets for Helping Children with Challenging Behaviours

Children with Challenging Behaviours At some point, all parents deal with the frustration of having their children present with some ...
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World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day10th September 2016The World Health Organization estimates that over 800,000 people in the world die by suicide ...
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Coping with Bereavement

Bereavement affects people in different ways. There's no right or wrong way to feel.Experts generally accept that people usually move ...
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Overcome Mental Exhaustion

5 Ways to Overcome Mental ExhaustionFeel like you're at the end of your tether?  Here are 5 simple tips to ...
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Dealing with Catastrophic Thinking

Us humans are great at worrying and churning things over and over (AND OVER!) in our minds. It's a terrible, unhelpful ...
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Work-life balance

In this day and age, it can often become difficult to maintain a healthy work -life balance. With the increasing demands ...
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