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Bondi Beach 2026 NSW
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Special Needs Adoption

SNAA - Special Needs Adoption Australia
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Apps for Various Issues: Speech, Behaviour, Learning etc

Augmentative Communication Apps
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Augmentative Communication Apps- These are in no particular order. I am not affiliated with any of these companies. I do not vouch for any of these apps, I am simply listing them for your convenience. Children With Special Needs
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Behaviour, Schedules, Social Cues Apps
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Apps for behavior issues, charts, schedules, social cues, and other similar things relating to Autism & Behavior, etc for children with special needs. These are in no particular order. I am not affiliated with any of these companies. I do not vouch for any of these apps, I am simply listing them for your convenience.
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Early & SN Learners Apps
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Apps for early learners, such as babies, toddlers, preschool, or early elementary level... which may also be appropriate for children with special needs. These are in no particular order. I am not affiliated with any of these companies. I do not vouch for any of these apps (though my daughter does use several of them), I am simply listing them for your convenience.
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Genetic Testing

23 and me
www.23andme.com www.23andme.com
Find out what your DNA says about you
and your family.
*) Learn what percent of your DNA is from populations around the world
*) Contact your DNA relatives across continents or across the street
*) Build your family tree and enhance your experience with relatives
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Genetrack Biolab: Based in Canada
www.genetrackaustralia.com www.genetrackaustralia.com
Genetrack aims to:
*) Provide the highest quality DNA testing services worldwide to our clients in the Australia and internationally.
*) Use the latest and most reliable equipment and methods to process and analyze DNA for our clients.
*) Incorporate the latest technologies in the medical and scientific fields for the benefit of our clients.

The ongoing developments in biotechnology, and specifically in molecular biology allow applications of DNA testing to expand rapidly to encompass many investigative tests to resolve family issues that concern much of our population. Such tests include paternity testing, maternity testing, sibship testing, grandparentage testing, aunt/uncle testing, twin testing, prenatal testing, forensic testing, genealogy testing, among others. As we move into this exciting new phase of molecular diagnostics, Genetrack feels that it is important for families to have the option to entrust their family’s important tests with a world class highly recognized laboratory as an investment in their future.
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RCPA: Catalogue of genetic tests & laboratories
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Here is a list of all the available genetic tests.
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Neurotherapy/Neurofeedback/Biofeedback

Australian Therapists
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Special Needs Adoption: Neurotherapy/Neurofeedback/Biofeedback


DVD Review: Neurodevelopment Through Movements
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Suzanne Day, a Canadian Neuropsychologist, has produced a DVD demonstrating sequencial movements designed to activate “brain pathways for learning and attention span.” Day’s program, “Neurodevelopment Through Movements,” based on the work of Dr. Temple Fay, neurologist, comes from the idea that neuroplasticity allows people to improve brain function, even wiring areas that may have problems due to interruptions in development…which can be caused by any number of things, including deficits or stressors in the early environment. In her DVD she describes the role of each part of the brain and explains how issues in various areas may relate to certain behaviors. She goes on to outline how normal development happens and suggests intervention that can help children who’ve undergone neurodevelopmental interruption. Day presents a step-by-step program designed for children to do at home each day in an effort to improve neurological function, giving the brain a “second chance” from the brain stem to the cortex. A child (adopted from China, incidentally) demonstrates all the moves on the video. Following this 6-minute demonstration of the entire program, Day explains in detail how to do each movement. A fellow adoptive parent tells me that the program takes about 17 minutes a day with her son.
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Neuro Reorg at Home
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Since my introduction to neuro reorganization, I’ve always wondered why someone doesn’t make the information/exercises more readily available to the general public. The specific information our neurodevelopmentalist provided after assessing our child was invaluable; she looked at his individual movements and prescribed exactly what he needed to improve his neurological function, always with his early losses in mind. Unfortunately, at A4everFamily we often hear from people for whom hiring a private neurodevelopmentalist is virtually impossible due to finances or locale. For these families, we have searched for more accessible information.

Barbara Pheloung, a special education teacher in Australia, has spent the last 30 years studying the work of Doman, Delcato, and other founders of neuro reorganization. She has applied this knowledge to help learning disabled students, many of whom demonstrate neurological immaturities as well as issues with sensory integration, dominance, laterality, attention, food sensitivities and more…a list of issues that also seem to affect children who are adopted at a higher rate than other children.
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What is Neurofeedback or Neurotherapy?
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Neurotherapy is also called ‘EEG Biofeedback’ and ‘Neurofeedback.’ It involves helping a person learn how to modify his or her brainwave activity to improve attention, reduce impulsivity, and to control hyperactive behaviors.

Neurofeedback or Neurotherapy is a painless, non-invasive treatment approach that allows the individual to gain information about his or her brainwave activity and use that information to produce changes in brainwave activity. Available research indicates that individuals with ADD/ADHD have too little of certain types of brainwave activity in some areas of the brain and/or too much of certain other brainwave activity in comparison to those without the disorder. In Neurotherapy individuals are trained through the use of computerized biofeedback equipment to change their brainwave activity.
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Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)

Admitting Something is Wrong with Your Adopted Child: RAD
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/showurl.php?url=3122 Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt make it look easy. They adopt kids from all corners of the world and the media broadcasts images of perfect Kodak moments. They'd have you believing families bond and blend instantaneously. They don't. Not always. Not in my experience, or in the experience of many others. Sometimes the road to loving your adopted daughter is long and twisted and scary. You know something is wrong, but is it her? Is it you? You drown in shame and confusion, hiding your feelings from the world. It can't possibly be that you've gone to the other end of the world to get this baby and you're not bonded after a month, six months, two years. I knew something wasn't right early on...
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Special Needs Adoption: Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)


Therapies & Home Play Ideas

Free Downloadable Therapy Worksheets & CBT Tools
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The following Adobe documents are freely available for you to download for therapy purposes - just click on the picture to open the file (in a new tab/window), then save a copy to your computer
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Let’s Play Adoption
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Fantasy play can be a comfortable way to explore adoption with your child.
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The Institute of Child Development
www.child.tcu.edu www.child.tcu.edu
The TCU Institute of Child Development strives to help children suffering the effects of early trauma, abuse or neglect. We conduct research to deepen understanding about the complex needs of these children and how and why these harmful experiences can impair development and lead to social, behavioral and emotional problems. We design and promote research-based models for practical interventions that anyone can use to help children heal and reach their highest potential.
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The Mood Gym
moodgym.anu.edu.au moodgym.anu.edu.au
Learn cognitive behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression
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The Theraplay Institute
www.theraplay.org www.theraplay.org
Therapy through play
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