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Learning New Skills

We all know that life is busy! When you are juggling children, school, work, therapy, sporting, and social commitments, it can be difficult finding quality time to spend together as a family. When you do make time for family activities, it can result in bickering,...

  OTFC is excited to announce it will be running a Professional Development for teachers in August 2018! The day will be run by OTFC Director - Dino Mennillo, Clinical Manager Alison Moss and Team Leader Michael Crisci - all of whom have had experience working within...

What is the vestibular processing system? The vestibular processing system plays an essential role in the relationship between our body, gravity and the physical world. It provides us with information about where our body is in space. It is responsible for informing us whether our body...

  In school, we are taught about our five senses: vision, touch, hearing, smell, and taste. But as adults, we learn that the human body is more complex than this. We have three more senses: proprioception, the vestibular system, and interoception. These are ‘internal’ senses, as...

  A message to all our social media followers: Over the past 18 months, we have been incredibly privileged to see our various social media pages flourish and our tightknit community expand beyond our clinic in Adelaide, South Australia to followers worldwide. We are so grateful to...

Shutterstock     As a 20-year experienced Occupational Therapist, private practice director at Occupational Therapy for Children (OTFC), provider of Sensory integration therapy - certified in Sensory Integration Assessment (SIPT) and treatment through the University of Southern California, advocate for families with disabilities (especially children with Autism Spectrum...

  Executive functioning is a relatively common term used in the world of health care and neuropsychology which refers to the mental capacity to focus attention, to process information while completing other tasks, and to plan and remember instructions (1). This skill allows children to control...

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...