For our children, being a school student is often their main occupation. Learning and developing in this space leads to a time of discovery and intrigue for our children, however it can also be a source of challenge for some.
While occupational therapists can do a lot to support your child’s emotional regulation, there are certain cases and circumstances where your treating occupational therapist may refer your child onto a child psychologist for additional support.
But as children, we need to establish the skills, the functional skills, to be able to perform those daily functional tasks with simplicity and ease of transaction. Things like getting dressed, tying shoelaces, showering, having a bath, going to the toilet, cooking, brushing our hair, packing our school bag, and writing.
With this year’s transition back to school looking a little bit different, it’s completely understandable that you may be feeling a little unsure about how to support your child back into school routine. With online schooling, getting back into a sense of normality at home may be even more challenging, but following the tips below will be a great place to start.
Crossing the midline is your child’s ability to reach across the middle of their body using their arms and legs.
How to easily help your child increase their curiosity through sense of touch.
Our bodies work in so many wonderful ways and when we talk specifically about visual motor integration, we’re talking about our bodies systems working together. Our body has one system in control of movement and another system managing vision. Our ability to coordinate these two systems effectively together is the visual motor integration at work