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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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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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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.