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Routines

  Unstructured outdoor play is vital for the positive mental and physical well-being of your child. Studies show that South Australian children spend an average of 4.5 hours a day in front of a screen, half an hour more than the national average. The average Australian...

The crash mat is one of the most important pieces of equipment we use at OTFC. Not only does it make sure your kids are safe and able to engage in beneficial risk-taking tasks, but it can be a helpful tool for children with proprioceptive...

How much time should children be spending on screens? How much time does your child spend on screens per day? A lot of parents or carers would say “too much, but it’s so hard to get them off!” When you add up your child playing on...

What is Interoception? Sit back and relax. What are you feeling inside your body? Are you hungry? Do you need to go to the toilet? Is your heart racing? Are you breathing heavily? Do you have an itch? These are senses that can be felt through the...

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...

Who do you talk to when you are feeling down? Do you go to the person who tells you to “just get over it?” Perhaps you go to the person who tells you that it isn’t that bad? Or do you go to the person...

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...

So, you may have been in this situation before. Your OT has mentioned that your child has some difficulties with body awareness, and amongst other things, mentions doing some 'crashing' activities? You're probably wondering how you can undertake the same level of engagement seen in...