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Funding Available – Helping Children With Autism approved provider

Music & Education Programs, Educational Consultancy and HANDLE® Services


Children’s music programs,
Educational tutoring,
Musicianship Classes

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Music & Movement therapy,
HANDLE for neuro-developmental differences,
Specialised educational & developmental programs

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Teacher Professional Development,
1-on-1 training for staff,
Individualised Education Programs for students

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HANDLE for wellbeing, learning and efficiency

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Music & Movement Therapy


HCWA funding available – Approved provider under the Helping Children With Autism package.

The benefits of music and movement for brain development, learning, health and happiness are well-documented!
See ‘Research & Articles’ for more information.

All individuals should have access to education that enables them to develop to their full potential.

To provide inclusive education that promotes feelings of enjoyment, confidence and success and that enhances development in all areas.


An Overview of Current Neuroscience Research – The Benefits of Music Education

Learn how exercise benefits the brain

Music Therapy and Autism

Music Therapy for Physical Disabilities

Music Therapy and Brain Injuries

Music Therapy for Hearing Impairment


Developing well-rounded music and movement therapy programs, tailored to individuals with additional needs.


All of our programs can support and reinforce the goals of speech therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nutritional therapy and ABA therapy.






IMC Programs

Enjoyment • Success • Confidence • Engagement



Music & Movement Theapy

Focused one-on-one instruction involving highly tailored and fun music activities, to enhance learning and progress in all developmental areas.

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Small Group

Music/Movement & Social Skills Classes

A great opportunity to make new friends, develop social behaviours and generalise skills learnt in private sessions.

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Music & Movement Classes

A chance for parents, other family members and siblings to share the joy of music and learning with their child/sibling involved in IMC.

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Session Locations

Private classes Conducted in the comfort of your home or at Personalised Approaches in Dingley

Small group & family classes at Personalised Approaches in Dingley

Session Times

During School Terms

Private classes Monday to Thursday 9am – 5:30pm, Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 8:30am – 5:30pm, Sunday 12pm – 4pm

Small group classes Scheduled to suit those involved (Times will be made available if regular sessions are scheduled) Availability within these times constantly changes. Please contact us to find out which slots are available.




HANDLE for neurodevelopment differences.


Developed by Judith Bluestone, HANDLE® is an approach to neurodevelopmental

inefficiencies that is…

Simple • Effective • Non-judgmental • Non-invasive • Medication-free • Empowering 

HANDLE looks beyond labels and diagnoses, understanding that neurological inefficiencies are the root cause of most functional difficulties. By respecting each individual as a whole person and utilising neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to change), HAN-DLE can assist people who have been given a label/diagnosis of ADD/ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Anxiety, Depression, Traumatic Brain Injury, OCDand many more.

HANDLE views all behaviour as communication rather than a set of symptoms that require remedying. The person doesn’t need to be ‘fixed’ as nothing is broken.

Possible outcomes of a HANDLE program:

Improved attention
Enhanced visual and auditory processing
More efficient information processing
Less sensitivity to sensory stimulation (eg: sound, light)
Reduced stress, or better stress management
Increase in receptive and expressive communication
Sleep improvements
Improved awareness of body in relation to space

Screening Services

 A HANDLE Screening…
is a brief version of the HANDLE Evaluation and is designed for those 5 years old and older with mild learning, behavioural, organisational and/or attentional concerns. The goal of the screening is to discover which sensory systems and external environmental factors may be contributing to academic, work and behavioural difficulties or which may impede future learning. A HANDLE Screening is administered by a certified HANDLE Screener, and is ideal for evaluating an individual or group in a short time.

HANDLE Screenings:
Assess how a person interacts with his/her environment.
Identify general areas of neurodevelopmental inefficiencies.
Identify how the inefficiencies influence the person’s ability to cope with the demands of the environment.
Identify how the inefficiencies impact daily functions, learning, and behaviour.

Post-screening recommendations will:
Include HANDLE activities designed to create readiness for neurological systems to mature.
Guide the person to adapt his or her physical surroundings to reduce stress and to meet his or her needs.
Ease tasks through approaches that compensate for the individual’s unique challenges.
Include additional attention and/or therapeutic measures, if needed, including a full HANDLE Evaluation.

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Information Sessions


Want to know more about what HANDLE can do for you and your family members?……


Upcoming Sessions

** If there are no upcoming sessions in your area or you would like to host an information session at your organisation, please contact Ebony Birch-Hanger (Certified HANDLE Screener) to request the location and dates.

Ph: (03) 9551 5838      Mobile: 0403 881 784      Email:

Resources / Links


The HANDLE® Institute – Homepage

The HANDLE® Institute – More about the HANDLE Acronym

The HANDLE® Institute – Research Studies/Validation

Compassionate Therapy and Training Centre – HANDLE® Training & Workshops in Australia


Specialised educational & developmental programs


Perfect for children who are home-schooled, part-time in an educational setting or need additional learning support outside playgroup/kinder/school.

Focused one-on-one instruction involving activities designed to support school/home learning and life/social skills.

Develop skills in the following areas:

• Language/Speech
• Self-help skills
• Self-confidence

• Early Learning Concepts
• Literacy
• Body & spatial awareness

• Communication – spoken, signed & assisted
• Numeracy
• Creativity


Music & Specialised Educational Programs

Focused one-on-one instruction involving activities designed to support school/home learning programs and life/social skills.

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Contact us via or (03) 9551 5838 for more information.