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Speech Pathologist Felicia!

Speech Pathologist Felicia!

“I completed my Bachelor of Speech Pathology at Flinders University and started my career with Pearson Allied Health Services. I have always been passionate about helping others within my capabilities and I am happy to be in a role to be able to provide support and...

My Kids Hate School What Can I Do?

My Kids Hate School What Can I Do?

Is your child coming home from the new school year complaining about how they hate everything about school? Has your little one started school for the first time and is acting out, crying, or throwing fits over going to school? Transitions are tough on the whole...

Speech Pathologist Jamie!

Speech Pathologist Jamie!

"I completed my Bachelor of Speech Pathology at the University of Newcastle and then headed straight over to Pearson Allied Health Services to begin my career. I have always enjoyed working with children and consider myself very lucky to be able to improve the lives...

What is Positive Behaviour Support and Why do we use it?

What is Positive Behaviour Support and Why do we use it?

At Pearson Allied Health Services our Behaviour Support Team is a dedicated group of professionals who are passionate about supporting individuals, their families and their service providers to manage challenging behaviours and improve people’s quality of life. One of...

Insights from a Mentor – Arron Billing

Insights from a Mentor – Arron Billing

Hello everyone, my name is Arron, and I am in the last semester of a Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education at Flinders University. This means that I will be a qualified Developmental Educator when I finish. Over my years of study, placement and working as...

What is a Mentor and why are they special?

What is a Mentor and why are they special?

What is a Mentor? If you were to look at the dictionary definition – a mentor is “an experienced and trusted adviser”. But a mentor from PAHS is a little more. A mentor at PAHS works under the direct supervision of an allied health professional. They provide therapy...

Come Play the OT Way: Positions for Adult and Paediatric OT’s

PAHS are currently searching for the right OT’s to enhance our existing team of allied professionals. Only OT’s who understand that seamlessly integrating therapy with enjoyment is the key to getting the very best outcomes need apply. We work with both adults and...

Augmentative and Alternative Communication – Let’s Discuss

Augmentative and Alternative Communication – Let’s Discuss

For people who are non-verbal or minimally verbal, meaning they are unable to communicate through talking, Augmentative and Alternative Communication or AAC is an option.   What is Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)? Augmentative and Alternative...

Why Being Bored Isn’t Such a Bad Thing!

Why Being Bored Isn’t Such a Bad Thing!

We are deep in school holidays and there’s one thing parents hate hearing – “I’m BORED!” It seems that no matter how many toys, video games, outside entertainment…some children just seem to revert to the thinking that there is zero exciting activity for them....

When Therapists Change…

When Therapists Change…

We all know that most people don’t like change, but it can be particularly stressful when one of the characteristics of ASD is you don’t handle change at all. So, when a therapist or mentor changes it can be a big deal for everyone. In a busy practice, we often have...

How can I start getting my child interested in cooking?

How can I start getting my child interested in cooking?

Cooking is a wonderful activity for children for so many reasons! It helps teach them a key life skill, they begin to understand the basics of good nutrition and it also helps learn important physical and mental skills. You can begin cooking with your children from a...

Reflections On An Afternoon Tea

Reflections On An Afternoon Tea

As part of Speech Pathology Week 2019, we held a Children’s Afternoon Tea at our offices. We had about half a dozen children attend, with parents or caregivers, plus a few that sort of came in and out around their appointments. It was a fun event and it was...

Meet Karen – The heart behind Pearson Allied Health Services

Meet Karen – The heart behind Pearson Allied Health Services

Karen Pearson is the passionate and dedicated Director behind the team at Pearson Allied Health Services (PAHS). We thought we would have a little one -on-one time with Karen and give you insight into the woman who started PAHS. We’re sure you will find this little...

Extra OT (Occupational Therapy) you can use at home for your children

Extra OT (Occupational Therapy) you can use at home for your children

Regular Occupational Therapy sessions are vitally important, but you can easily, and inexpensively, magnify the benefit by incorporating easy and fun activities into your family routine, and your children will just think they are ‘playing’. These four OT activities...

Screen time and Speech and Language Development

Screen time and Speech and Language Development

We all know that screens, whether they be tablets, laptops, phones or computers, can be fantastic aids if doing work from home, cooking a recipe or just to unwind after a busy day. Kids and adults alike love screen time, and whilst some of this time may be necessary...