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Services that Choosing Harmony provide include:

  • Holistic NDIS review reports regarding the individual needs of clients in all aspects of life and potential needs regarding service provision.

  • Development of neurodivergent-affirming support plans (including Positive Behaviour Support Plans requested by the NDIS) which work to describe the way the participant navigates the world and what they need from their environment to have their needs met to such an extent that they can feel safe and regulated.

 

  • Coaching from neurodivergent practitioners to help participants understand and accept their neurotype and manage their own executive functioning and  strategies to mitigate and manage their sensory and social environment and the way their brain perceives the world to live authentically and autonomously, so as not to live in a continuously reactive emotional state.

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  • Counselling to participants regarding the history and/or current presentation of trauma and working on the impact of faulty neuroception (when the brain perceives danger where there is no danger) as a result of previous or current situations of trauma.

  • Counselling to participants, schools, parents, community groups, support workers, service providers, aged care facilities, early childhood education, and care facilities regarding any of the areas of our specialisation.

  • Working with schools, guidance counsellors, teachers, boards, and teaching assistants regarding how to embed brain-based and sensory-based integration and neurodivergent-affirming practices in the school and education system.

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  • Presentations and Keynote Speaking. Our practitioners are most happy to provide information sessions, presentations, and keynote presentations at conferences, events, or professional development for relevant professionals or members of the public.

  • Sensory Assessments, development of sensory profiles, and education and coaching regarding sensory awareness, acceptance, strategies, and access. This can also include comprehensive plans which explain the way the environment affects the person from a sensory perspective and how to help the person, and those around them, manage the sensory impact of the world.

Choosing Harmony Practitioners are led by the work of professionals such as:

  • Dr. Ross Greene (Collaborative and Pro-Active Solutions and his world-renowned book “The Explosive Child”).

  • Mona Delahooke Ph.D. (her world-renowned book “Beyond Behaviours”). We use a lot of work promoted by Mona, especially that related to bottom-up or top-down approaches, and incorporating understanding from polyvagal theory into therapeutic practice and counseling.

  • Dr. Daniel Siegal and Tina Bryson Ph.D. (their world-renowned neuroscience work in “Whole-Brain Child”). We use a lot of the work from Dr. Siegal’s work regarding interpersonal neurobiology and brain-based integration.

  • Greg Santucci (prominent Occupational Therapist, working on sensory integration). Our Developmental Educator’s personal and professional interest is sensory integration. Many of our team have undertaken extensive additional training regarding sensory integration and understanding some of the less understood senses such as proprioceptive, vestibular, and interoceptive sensory input, and its impact on the person and how they engage and interact with the world.

  • Kelly Mahler Ph.D. (well known for her ground-breaking work in the field of Interoception). Relevantly trained members of our team use Kelly’s Interoceptive Awareness Assessment Tool to assess the integration of interoceptive sensory awareness as an important component of the whole child/adult’s sensory profile.

  • Dr. Stephen Porges and the Polyvagal Theory & Application. We incorporate much of the learning from understanding the polyvagal theory in our response to anxiety, trauma, depression, and faulty neuroception.

Choosing Harmony respects and is guided by Actually Autist and Neurodivergent voices.

Choosing Harmony's team of clinicians like to work with individual’s and their families by incorporating information regarding matters often neglected by other professionals, such as:

  • Pathological demand avoidance (PDA).

  • Attention Deficit Based Disorder (ADHD).

  • Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD).

  • Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS)

  • Autistic Inertia

  • Monotropism

  • Sensory-based dysregulation and balancing sensory input. We can also do full sensory profiles.

  • Faulty neuroception and the way trauma changes the way the brain processes information.

  • Brain-based integration and accessing the upper brain, supporting neuroception and regulating brain integration.

  • Interoceptive awareness and interoceptive assessments.

Choosing Harmony has a particular interest in working with schools, children, and families who are struggling with the impact of Autism and ADHD, on the schooling experience.

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