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Learning New Skills

Understanding self-regulation Self-regulation is an individual’s ability to monitor and manage their own behaviours, emotions, concentration, and energy levels according to the environment they are in (Bundy et al, 1991). For example, when a child is at school their body may need to use more energy...

What is Dysgraphia  I am sure many of you have heard of the term Dysgraphia (dis-graf-eea). We have already touched on Dyspraxia, which has links to Dysgraphia, however Dysgraphia is a seperate entity and  a common difficulty experienced by children and observed by OTs. Dysgraphia is defined as 'the delayed...

We're going to rekindle our love of low budget ideas for OT equipment in the home. Part 3 looks at a simple idea that can be used temporarily, or if you get a few, longer term. Part 3: A Bag of Rice For many OTs, Rice can be a...

Older Children (9+) While it appears to be easier to teach older children social skills, it can also have its challenges, as many children have already developed some social 'patterns'. It is often effective to allow these children to interact with their peers and work on...

For many children, having to rely on Social Skills is a challenge at Kindy, School or even at home. Managing conflict, dealing with the unpredictability of another child (or children) and requiring language to support play are often skills that require scaffolding and teaching. As some children...

At OTFC we always trying to work with children and families in a holistic manner. While we strive to apply Sensory Integration and Play in our work, we are always keep Neurodevelopmental approaches involved. These include addressing developmental reflexes known as Primitive Reflexes.   What is a Primitive Reflex? For those with some...