Eating challenges

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Eating is an easy, enjoyable and natural thing for most children, but for some eating can be hard. They may struggle to manage food or avoid eating. There are many reasons why eating can be hard for kids.  A number … Continue reading

Learning to eat

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Learning to eat is a complex process and children develop the skills they need gradually over time. Below is a list of the skills children develop at different ages and some ideas for helping children learn these skills. Children with … Continue reading

OT for Everyday

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Leading up to OT week we are looking at ways that OTs can help you and your child. One way is with support for ADLs “activities of daily living”.  Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) describe the tasks or activities that … Continue reading

Tips for fussy eaters

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Sometimes children can be fussy eaters and reluctant to try new foods. There are many reasons why children may refuse certain foods including the way the food looks or the feel of the food on the child’s hands or in their … Continue reading

Developing Eating Skills

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Learning to eat is a complex process and children develop the skills they need gradually over time. Below is a list of the skills children develop at different ages and some ideas for helping children learn these skills. Children with … Continue reading

Why eating can be hard!

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Eating is an easy, enjoyable and natural thing for most children, but for some eating can be hard. They may struggle to manage food or avoid eating. There are many reasons why eating can be hard for kids.  A number … Continue reading

Help with ADLs

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Leading up to OT week we are looking at ways that OTs can help you and your child. One way is with support for ADLs “activities of daily living”.  Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) describe the tasks or activities that … Continue reading

What are ADLs?

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Does your child struggle with every day activities such as dressing, eating, toileting, play and sleeping? If activities of daily living are a challenge an occupational therapist may be able to help. Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) describe the tasks … Continue reading

Boost brain power!

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You are what you eat! More importantly, you are what you think because of what you eat. There is significant research about the importance of diet in the functioning of our brain. We have known for some time about the … Continue reading