A way forward: diagnosis and supports
The Family Voices Podcast
by ECIA VIC/TAS
1M ago
In this episode, Dr Kerry Bull talks with Sarah (Ben's mum) about their journey with Autism. Sarah described a thorough assessment for Ben which led to a diagnosis of autism and global developmental delay. She describes how the diagnosis gave the family a way forward and the help they needed at that time. If you're concerned about your child's development, talk with someone you trust, like your maternal and child health nurse or GP, who can refer you to a paediatrician. Download the transcript here>> www.eciavic.org.au ..read more
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Special episode: Keeping Covid-19 safe
The Family Voices Podcast
by ECIA VIC/TAS
2M ago
is a special edition of The Family Voices Podcast. Early Childhood Intervention Australia VIC/TAS, has partnered with the Department of Health to share key messages with you about COVID safe behaviors and up-to-date vaccine information. This episode has been recorded on the 15th of December 2022. It's important to remember that advice may change, and you can keep in touch with COVID information through the Department of Health website. Professor Margie Danchin from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute at the Royal Children's Hospital is joining us today to discuss COVID safe information ..read more
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Early concerns – the importance of family at the centre of guiding early supports
The Family Voices Podcast
by ECIA VIC/TAS
3M ago
In this episode, our host Dr Kerry Bull talks with Jason (Jude’s dad).  Jason talks about the importance of being open when there are concerns about the development of children and how this leads to getting the supports needed.  Jason talks about how he and his wife, Jess have guided the process of forming a team around Jude and the important role of his family and friends being central to this.   Hear about, how Jude’s development was supported within everyday family life, at home, kindergarten and childcare, along with support of a team through the NDIS. Download the tran ..read more
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Best Practice in Action: when it all comes together
The Family Voices Podcast
by ECIA VIC/TAS
4M ago
In this episode, our host Dr Kerry Bull talks with Ruth and Collin.  Ruth and Collin share their experience in the early years and how best practice achieved best outcomes for their daughter.  Ruth and Collin talk about the work of their key worker and having seasons of support.  They give a heartfelt account of what this meant to them and how best practice shaped their lives.   Download the transcript here>> www.eciavic.org.au   ..read more
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Grandparents: the very important role they play
The Family Voices Podcast
by ECIA VIC/TAS
5M ago
In this episode, our host Dr Kerry Bull talks with Pam. Pam's perspective about being a grandmother and her changing role in the family really reflects what we know from research about the practical and emotional support grandparents can provide when there's a child with a disability or development delay in the family. But also, her reliable information and great communication in the family helps with that support. At the end of the conversation, Pam summed up what she thought were the most important things to share with other grandparents.  Download the transcript here>> www.eciavi ..read more
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Siblings: nurturing sibling relationships
The Family Voices Podcast
by ECIA VIC/TAS
6M ago
In this episode, our host Dr Kerry Bull talks with Kate Strohm from Siblings Australia. Kate discusses the complex and ever-changing relationships between siblings, including added complexities when one sibling has a disability. She shares ways practical ways parents can help children feel listened to and understood, and thoughts about how parents can help build strong relationships between siblings. www.siblingsaustralia.com.au Download the podcast transcript here >> www.eciavic.org.au ..read more
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Friendships: an ordinary and extraordinary life
The Family Voices Podcast
by ECIA VIC/TAS
8M ago
In this episode, our host Dr Kerry Bull talks with Lisa (Sean's mum). Putting friendships at the top of the list among the busyness of family life, Lisa shares practical strategies with us like using structure and shared interests, and also what she called sealing the deal, not leaving opportunities to chance. She acknowledged that this took perseverance and even courage at times, but we found her description of Sean's ordinary and extraordinary life now as a young man really uplifting and we think you will as well. Download the podcast transcript here>> www.eciavic.org.au ..read more
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The beginning of a family-centered early intervention experience for this family - learning that there is a different and a better way
The Family Voices Podcast
by ECIA VIC/TAS
11M ago
In this episode, our host Dr Kerry Bull talks with Stacey (Alex's mum).  Stacey paints a vivid picture for us of her two very different experiences with early childhood intervention programs.  Stacey describes the path her family has travelled and the different approaches along the way. Stacey uses words and phrases like family-centered, embedded learning in their daily routine, natural opportunities for learning, incorporating the strengths of their family, building their capacity and having a partnership with therapists. These elements of early intervention are all part of our nati ..read more
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Why having a sense of agency is an important component of inclusion
The Family Voices Podcast
by ECIA VIC/TAS
1y ago
In this episode, Dr Kerry Bull and Sam talk about her growing confidence in navigating systems. She also talks about her increasing sense of agency, agency in terms of developing the ability to make good choices and being empowered or energised to take action, to achieve the results her family needs. Sam speaks so strongly about the choices she makes, and how her choices change over time to meet Corbin's needs as he grows up. Download podcast transcript here >> www.eciavic.org.au Tell us what you think of the podcast series     ..read more
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High expectations and paying it forward
The Family Voices Podcast
by ECIA VIC/TAS
1y ago
In this episode, Dr Kerry Bull talks with Debbie about the expectations others had of her. As an infant, the prevailing thoughts at the time focussed on what was seen as her deficits, anticipation that she would be unable to walk, talk, and learn, and be part of family and community life. But her family had other ideas. So did a teacher who gave her the opportunity for an education alongside her siblings and the other children in the neighbourhood. These high expectations in part enabled Debbie to thrive.  Download podcast transcript here >> www.eciavic.org.au ..read more
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