Mary is an advanced trainee in General Paediatrics/Community and Developmental Paediatrics. Has called Townsville home for the last decade. Outside of work, she enjoys eating and Crossfit (one of 'those people'!)

Global Developmental Delay

Cite this article as: Hardimon, M. Global Developmental Delay, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.18033Erin is a 3yo girl who is brought in by her mother, having been screened by the child health nurse as being developmentally delayed (and subsequently referred by GP). Her mother had noted that Erin was “slower than her…

Autism spectrum disorder (Part 4) – We have a diagnosis…what’s next?

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Cite this article as: Hardimon, M. Autism spectrum disorder (Part 4) – We have a diagnosis…what’s next?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15458After meeting with Charlie and his family multiple times and getting further history from his daycare, you determine that Charlie does indeed have autism. You remember that early intervention programs have…

Autism spectrum disorder (Part 2) – why is this happening to me?!

Cite this article as: Hardimon, M. Autism spectrum disorder (Part 2) – why is this happening to me?!, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15447You have been referred Charlie, a 2yo boy, by his general practitioner who suspects that he has autism. He attends your room with his mother who feels helpless surrounding this…

Guanfacine

Cite this article as: Hardimon, M. Guanfacine, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.13727On 22nd August 2017, guanfacine hydrochloride (current sole brand name Intuniv) was accepted as a new chemical entity by the Therapeutic Goods Administration in Australia.1 Whilst new to Australia, guanfacine has been available within the United States of America and Europe…