Prosody Blog

Prosody is the pitch and tone of the human voice. It is the very essence of connection. Our blog hosts articles and stories dedicated to innovation, research and practice with children and young people.

June 17, 2021

The Making of a Wardrobe – Bringing Creativity into Therapy

This ‘The Making of a Wardrobe – Bringing Creativity into Therapy’ blog article was written by Jennifer Gay, Team Leader in Therapeutic Services, at the Australian Childhood Foundation. Recently a young person that ACF was working with in a Therapeutic Foster Care program told her counsellor on a home visit that her safe place to …

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August 26, 2020

When you can’t give them Disneyland – positive stories of COVID times

This article was written by Jenny Gay, Team Leader with support from Paullette Hoogerwerf, Allira Williams, Nina Moffatt, Rozana Olaya and Natalie Rio who are each Therapeutic Specialists at the Australian Childhood Foundation. Years ago, I attended some training with Dan Hughes, an expert in attachment-based parenting for children and young people in foster and …

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February 14, 2018

Jumping for your health – and to regulate

Research and therapeutic responses looking into how the body has been impacted by trauma have been of interest to many in the trauma field, and one form of intervention we have recently been using in therapeutic residential care settings has shown promising impacts… Jumping on the trampoline.

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May 3, 2017

Relationships: at the heart of what we do, but can our hearts take it?

My view is that working relationally with the young people in our care is a privilege writes Occupational Therapist and Therapeutic Specialist Jennifer Gay. Here she explores the challenges of sharing yourself in the therapeutic relationship alongside of the resulting emotional cost.

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February 23, 2015

Trauma and Sensory Interventions – A view from the Occupational Therapist’s mat

Sensory interventions are becoming widely used in the areas of trauma and mental health to assist clients with emotional regulation. Here Occupational Therapist Jenny Gay looks at the reasons sensory interventions for trauma clients make sense.

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