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Allied Health Link Round Up Blog-May 2021

Allied Health Link Round Up Blog – May 2021

We here at ALLIED HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICES are looking to save you time wherever we can … on that note, here is our monthly LINK ROUND UP BLOG for your perusing pleasure!

Anything you want to be featured or chased up?  Let us know!  We produce this awesome round-up blog at the end of every month…

Special mention to our colleauges working in PAEDIATRICS for this month! 


D.O.T.S Occupational Therapy for Children

D.O.T.S. is a passionate team of Occupational Therapists supported by Hannah Dunn (Director). They are a leading provider of OT services to children, parents and professionals. They are committed to helping children connect with their goals and increase their independence in everyday tasks.  Learn more…


Congratulations to all our 2020-2021 ALLIED HEALTH AWARDS FINALISTS!
Early Bird tickets for the gala are still available but not for long!!

Equipments & Resources

Speech Pathology Australia Online Resource Guide

Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) has shared an online resource guide to provide members, and the public, with a reference guide to products and services that may be useful. This resource guide is FREE, and available to ALL health professionals!

We also encourage you to check out the Children’s Communication Milestones produced by SPA. This resource provides information for parents and carers about the role of speech pathologists. 

Source Kids

The Source Kids Disability Expo is back in 2021! Expos will be held in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – these expo’s bring together the latest products, services and technology, along with some incredible speakers.

Find out more by visiting their website!

Getting the best start in life: all about childhood nutrition by Dietitian Australia

What should your active kids be eating?  If you’re a parent, you’ll know just how active and busy children are. In their first few years, kids grow and develop more than at any other life stage, so good nutrition is key to meeting their unique needs.  Dietitians Australia recommends intake of a wide range of nutritious foods from these food groups.

Best Program 4 Kids

Helping every child to flourish 

Childhood is a time of incredible learning. The BEST Programs build a child’s confidence, capacity and capability through practical resources that teach life skills such as social skills and emotional regulation. Check out their resources for parents, kids, families, teachers, and therapists.

At Best Program for Kids, you can also read their informative blogs and watch their weekly features on a number of TV channels. For example, Claire is the parenting expert on Channel 9 Perth on Wednesday afternoons.  Find out more here.

Allied Health Support Services library of FREE webinars and presentations for health professionals, ranging from legals and marketing, to neurological and PAEDIATRIC topics.  Sign up today to access all these amazing resources for FREE! 


Paediatric Advance Care Planning

Advance care planning is a process in which the clinical team shares knowledge about the child’s condition, prognosis and the potential effectiveness and benefit of treatments versus the burden of various interventions with the family.

Paediatric Palliative Care shares some guiding principles for advance care planning with children and their families. This includes how to talk to the child and family about advance care planning and what the advance care directives are.  Read more 

Nutrition Factsheets

Sports Dietitians Australia have produced and shared FACT SHEETS about:

Research Articles

These Cognitive Exercises Help Young Children Boost Their Math Skills

According to a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet, in Sweden, young children who practice visual working memory and reasoning tasks improve their math skills more than children who focus on spatial rotation exercises. The findings suggest that the type of cognitive training performed plays a significant role in enhancing mathematical learning in young children.

Read the full article published by Neuroscience. 

Exposure to Suicidal Behaviour and Social Support Among Sexual- and Gender-Minority Youth

This study explores relationships between exposure to suicidal behaviour and depressed mood in the context of perceived social support for sexual and gender minority youth. Watch the video clip or read the article to find out more..

Word learning and verbal working memory in children with developmental language disorder

Autism & Developmental Language Impairments, Volume 6

Peruse our blog offerings of interest for those working in the Allied Health community… click here!


The 29th National Conference and Exhibition will proceed with a fully virtual event taking place online from June 23rd – 25th, 2021. Register now!

2021 Speech Pathology Australia virtual national conference

Registration is still open for this conference which has a theme of ‘Local Contexts, Global Practice’.

Date: 31st May – 2nd June, 2021.

Australian Podiatry Conference

The Australian Podiatry Conference 2021 brings together world-leading presenters from all over the globe – straight into your home, office or wherever you choose to experience this not-to-be-missed virtual event. With an overarching focus of “Innovation through Collaboration”, the Conference will give you the information, tools and expertise to enhance your patients’ experience. This virtual Conference will be hosted over 2 jam-packed weeks, is consists of both day and night sessions. 

Date: 3rd – 17th July, 2021. Early bird registrations for the Australian Podiatry Conference 2021 finish on the 28th of May, 2021.

6th Pacific Rim Conference

Join the 6th Pacific Rim Conference in “putting our heads together to change lives.” The conference is in a HYBRID format, and is the first joint conference of three outstanding organisations: International Neuropsychological Society, Australian Psychological Society’s College of Clinical Neuropsychologists, and The Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment! The conference takes place over four days (30th of June – 3rd of July, 2021) in the vibrant metropolitan city of Melbourne (in Australia) as well as online live and recorded via the CVENT Virtual Attendee Hub.

Connecting kids Symposium  23 Jul 2021 – 24 Jul 2021

Join the Australasian Institute of Chiropractic Education’s (AICE) College of Chiropractic Paediatrics group on the 23rd and 24th of July 2021 for their annual ‘Connecting Kids Symposium’ in Brisbane (Marriott). 

Registration for the conference is now open! 

The conference is hosted by SNAICC – National Voice for our Children with the theme of “Our Children Matter: Innovative approaches to new world challenges.”

The SNAICC Conference provides the opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, policy makers, researchers, practitioners, government representatives, other non-government organisations and industry representatives to gather and share their work, learn from one another and make renewed commitments to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

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Sarena Jones

Director @ Allied Health Support Services

Founder @Australian Allied Health Awards

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