May 2022
Newsletter

We hope you had a wonderful Easter break and start to term 2! Find out what’s new and upcoming this May at Spring Forward, below.

 Quotes 

Something Inspirational

“Be a positive energy trampoline– absorb what you need and rebound more back.”– Dave Carolan

Something Reassuring

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill

 Announcements

We are excited to be bringing developmental screeners to kids under three and a half at Montessori Penrith on the 12th of May.

Interested?

Share our details with your preschool, daycare, parents group or early development centre.

Current partners include:

  • Montessori Penrith
  • Bright Stars Penrith
  • Bright Stars Cambridge Park
  • Kids Academy Regentville

Online Development Checklist!

Check your child’s development with our free online development checklist for children 0-3.5 years.

Get more information on the Bayley or check your infant’s development.

Gross Motor Checklist Coming Soon!

We are excited to announce that Physiotherapist Roxanne is currently creating gross motor checklists to bring to our local community. These checklists can help identify if additional support may be needed to improve gross motor skills of children 4-12.

Learn more about physiotherapy.

 General Updates

Happy Mothers Day!

We hope our Spring Forward community had a lovely Mother’s Day celebrating all mums!

What a Success!

We’d like to thank everyone who participated in our school holiday programs, intensives and Easter egg challenge. A great time was had and goals were achieved! What an amazing way to celebrate Easter! We hope you loved each moment just as much as we did.

Easter egg challenge ‘make a fort’.

Celebrating Mel’s 5 years at SFFC!

We celebrated OT Mel’s 5-year workaversary the best way we know how…CAKE! A big thank you to Adam and his mum Mellissa for making this beautiful and delicious cake.

 Client Achievements

Xanthe Marshall

Well done to Xanthe whose confidence and communication have improved greatly! – Speech Pathologist Monica

Ivy Walker

Well done to Ivy who was able to identify three areas she needs support in, justify why and set goals for them. – Speech Pathologist Monica

 Blog News 

Physiotherapy and Autism- How It Can Help Support Your Child

Physiotherapy deals specifically with movement skills at all levels. But how can this help your child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Read more

Has Your Baby Crawled Yet?

Crawling is a vital skill for your baby to learn and is a significant developmental milestone. So when should your baby be crawling? Read more

Is Your Baby Struggling To Crawl?

Watching your baby start to move about and develop the foundational skills they need to start crawling is exciting! But what crawling patterns are unusual and how can you better support your baby’s crawling development? Read more

Upcoming Programs

Winter School Holiday Groups

We are now taking expressions of interest for groups running during the winter school holidays.

Secure your spot today. Find out more about these programs by clicking on the name.

Your favourite program isn’t listed? Submit an expression of interest for the group you desire. 

Group Program Fun!

Our School Holiday Programs were a hit! Now, our groups Messy Monsters, Adventure Weekly and Fine Motor Club are in full swing!

Term 3 groups to be announced by 17th June. Interested in a particular group? Submit an expression of interest.

 Staff Updates

Welcome Erin and Sandra!

We would like to introduce Speech Pathologist Erin and Counsellor Sandra! Erin has already started with us and is excited to meet more of our wonderful community. Sandra will start on the 17th of May and is keen to say hello. Click on Erin’s picture below to learn more about her. Sandra’s full bio will be available next month.

Erin – Speech Pathologist

Personal Mission Statement:

“Providing a relationship-based, holistic language approach to support youth relate, connect, and find meaning in the world around them.”

Sandra – Counsellor

Full bio coming soon.

Congrats Jess!

Congratulations to counselling student Jess who has joined our team as a Therapy Assistant!

Happy Anniversary!

A big happy anniversary to OT Jacque who has been part of the Spring Forward family for one year!

Farewell Santina!

We’d like to thank Santina for being a part of our Spring Forward Family. Thank you for your hard work and we wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

 Product Of The Month

Therapressure Brush!

What does it do?

  • Improves ability to transition between daily activities
  • Improves attention span
  • Decreases fear or discomfort of being touched
  • Enhances coordination
  • Supports better self-regulation

Why do we use it?

Often part of a sensory therapy program, a therapressure brush is run over the child’s skin, using very firm pressure. It is like a deep pressure massage. Brushing starts at the arms and works down to the feet.

Who do we recommend it for?

Kids who are extremely sensitive to touch, including those who:

  • exhibit tactile defensiveness
  • fear/resist being touched
  • have difficulty transitioning between activities
  • are lethargic
  • have autism

Cost? $7.00

Contact us to purchase! Call and collect available.