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Our Link Round Up Blog for this month featuring “PAEDIATRICS” relevant to ALL health professionals, ALL parents, ALL educators and ALL carers!

We at ALLIED HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICES have collated a stack of cool links, research, PD, resources and events this month just for you… Anything you want featured or chased up?  Let us know!  We produce this awesome round up blog at the end of every month..


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8 TIPS For Therapists Starting Out In Paediatrics

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Whether you are a new graduate just starting, an experienced therapist wanting a career change or a regional or rural therapist who finds themselves with a referral for a child – developmental paediatrics can sometimes be a daunting area to work in if you have not done so before.

Having worked in paeds my whole career, and trained lots of students and therapists in the field, I have come up with 8 tips to help you when starting out as a therapist in developmental paediatrics – Emily Hayles 

Five facts about orthopaedic physiotherapy

Australian Physiotherapy Association  Orthopaedic Group members Patricia Evans, Emma Blake and Brett Baxter, provide commentary about some aspects of orthopaedic physiotherapy. Read the full article here…

Exercise for kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD)

Children and adolescents who have ADHD can often experience reductions in working memory, goal-oriented activity, and emotional regulation. Regular, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and exercise have been found to be associated with cognitive benefits. Find out the types of exercise recommended by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist!  Blog posted in Children & Exercise 


You might also like : Why Children Need Exercise by Mia J


Equipment & Resources


CoordiKids is the digital development program for children, developed by pediatric occupational therapist Marga Grey. Built upon more than 40 years of working with children and their families to address learning difficulties, CoordiKids offers four components that each target a specific need- Hop on to the website to find out more! 


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ESSA launches eBook to promote the benefits of physical activity for Aussie kids! 

Exercise and physical activity are vital for the physical, mental and social well-being of Aussie kids. Download our FREE Exercise for Kids eBook to learn how to help ALL kids to exercise right.


Why do children need foot care? 

Many adult foot ailments, like other bodily ills, have their origins in childhood and are present at birth. Periodic professional attention and regular foot care can minimize these problems in later life. Neglecting foot health invites problems in other parts of the body, such as the legs and back.  Further information about children’s foot health, check out this resource from APMA. 


Children with Hearing Loss and Theory of Mind Development

Free resource for rehabilitation professionals, written to shine a light on ToM skills and development and explain how ToM is related to listening and language. It also shares ways therapists can use the MED-EL Lesson Kits and Murat Reader Series to create fun and engaging activities to promote ToM skills in preschool and school-age children.


MyWay Employability, new smart web platform for young people on the autism spectrum was recently launched by Jackie Coates, Head of Telstra Foundation. Watch the recording to find out more! 



Australian clinical consensus guideline for the sub-acute rehabilitation of childhood stroke

New guidelines for children with hearing loss

Researchers and clinical experts have produced the first clinical guidelines in Australia to improve the rehabilitation of children who have a stroke.  The guidelines, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and published in the International Journal of Stroke. The guideline provides recommendations for Australian health professionals to guide the sub-acute rehabilitation of Children Stroke.

A National Guideline for the Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Australia

Developed and published by Autism CRC with the financial support of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), the Guideline aims to create greater consistency in diagnostic practices across the country to ensure individuals on the autism spectrum and their families can receive the optimal clinical care.

Speech Pathology and Indigenous Children Fact Sheet by Speech Pathology Australia

Speech pathologists working with Indigenous communities play a role in assisting with access to other specialist medical, allied health or educational services. Download the fact sheet here.  


Need supervision and support? Listing of a variety of clinical supervision, mentors,  and life coaches available specifically for Allied Health Professionals! 


Professional Development


DOTS Occupational Therapy for Children

DOTS Paediatric Occupational Therapy Logo

D.O.T.S provides training for teachers, educators, carers, parents and other allied health professionals. They have created a range of professional development sessions that can be added to the start of a team meeting, lunch breaks or allocated professional development times.

D.O.T.S. also offers one to one mentoring via our online platform zoom. This is available to OT’s or allied health professional working with children or who would like to develop their skills to move towards a carer in paediatrics.

Want to hear more? Visit D.O.T.S website now!




The courses available include Paediatrics, Pain Management, Caring for the Clinician, Critical Appraisal of Research, Prevalent Sports Injuries and Exercise Rehabilitation.  Visit the Osteopathy Australia website to find out more!


Get access to the FREE webinars of business and clinical topics for all allied health professionals ranging from legals and marketing, to neurological and paediatric topics.

Research & Literature

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Journal of Dietitians Australia, A cross‐sectional study of packed lunchbox foods and their consumption by children in early childhood education and care services.

American Academy of PediatricsPrimary Care Autism Screening and Later Autism Diagnosis.

European Journal of Paediatric Neurology, The training and organization of paediatric neurology in Europe: Special report of the European Paediatric Neurology Society & Committee of National Advisors. 

British Journal of Sports Medicine ,Peadiatric anterior cruciate ligament injuries: management, treatment rationale and long-term outcomes




Free webinar by The British Psychological Society– register before 10 September.

The first College of Chiropractic Paediatrics (CCP) webinar, titled  Infant Care and Evidence: What the Chiropractor needs to know – presented by Dr Joyce Miller will be held on Wednesday 2 September 2020.

Registration will open soon!


Feeding Gen Alpha: What are our youngest Australians eating?  Free live webinar by Dietitian Connection. 

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Dietitian Connection graphic


OT week 2020


Registration for AMTA 2020 will be opening in September 2020. Further information click here. 




Check out these great links, services and resources and let us know how we can help you!

Until next time, let’s support each other! #alliedhealthprofessionsrule


Sarena Jones

Director @ Allied Health Support Services

Founder @ Australian Allied Health Awards

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