Art Therapy 101

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Children love art but did you know that art can be more than just a fun way to fill in some time. When children work with a qualified art therapist are can be a way to improve a person’s physical, … Continue reading

Superpowers at home

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Parents are the most important people in kids lives. Parents and therapists work together to help kids learn and develop which can make a real difference to kids lives. An hour or so of therapy alone can make some difference but … Continue reading

Reach your p-OT-ential!

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16th to 22th October is OT week and we are celebrating all month, so we will be focusing the next few posts on OT topics. We will have posts over the next few weeks on a number of OT topics. … Continue reading

Learning about Emotions

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Understanding and managing emotions is an important part of our social development, which impacts on our ability to relate to others as well as to regulate our own behaviour. Children begin to learn about emotions very early in life. They need … Continue reading

Sensory processing 101

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Last week we looked at how kids use their senses to learn about the world, but what happens when this does not work as it should? Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a complex neurological condition that impairs the functional skills … Continue reading

15 ASD homework tips

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Children’s sensory systems can often be overwhelmed after a busy, noisy day at school.  Before children settle in to do their homework they often benefit from preparing their sensory system so they can settle and concentrate on the new task … Continue reading

10 school ready tips

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Will your child be ready to start school next year? All children starting school in 2015 in South Australia will begin at the same time, and for the first time some will only be four years old. If your child is … Continue reading

7 social skills tips

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Most children develop social skills much like ducks learn to swim. Simply by being immersed in interactions with others they learn how to interpret messages they receive from other people and to respond appropriately. From birth most babies are hard-wired to … Continue reading

OT assessment 101

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An occupational therapy assessment may be recommended if your child is having difficulties with their daily functioning, shows skills below the expected level for their age or is experiencing difficulties within their learning environment (childcare, kindergarten, school). You might be … Continue reading

What does an OT do?

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19th to 25th October is OT week and we are celebrating all month, so we will be focusing the next few posts on OT topics. We will have posts over the next few weeks on OT assessments, motor skills and … Continue reading