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Screen Time

A couple of weeks ago we showed one of the newer apps made for the OSMO device for iPad. This week we are excited to revel that a new game has been made for the OSMO. The game 'Numbers' was launched about a week ago, and...

Following on from a pervious post about the introduction of the device OSMO and the 3 apps/games that come with the device, we are today going to explore the newest addition to the OSMO suite, Masterpiece. Masterpiece is an OSMO app that allows the user to...

Following on from our introduction and discussion of the Fine Motor Skills App 'Dexteria', we will now explore a new app from the same developers, Dexteria VMI, which focuses on visual perceptual skills and visual motor integration. Visual Motor Integration simply looks at how we perceive an image (visual...

The App: Dexteria  Compatibility: iOS and Android Price: $1.99 (on Android) and $4.99 (on App store) This week we will have a look at another app that focuses on fine motor skills, however this one is more specialised than a number of the others available. Dexteria is an App designed by OT's...

The App: Pair-Up Free Compatibility: iOS and Android Price: Free (with in app purchases for the full version) This week we will look at the app Pair Up. This app covers a number of important problem solving, visual perceptual and reasoning skills. Designed for children 4+, the app has games targeting three...

Sleep is a common problem area discussed by parents and families. There are a number of reasons why sleep may be more challenging for some children. We will look at a few areas that impact sleep/wake cycles and some ideas on how to address them.   Four...

In our latest instalment of Top Apps, we will look at a personal favourite of mine. rED Writing is an excellent Australian made App that has consistently been recommended by teachers, parents and therapists. The App is an engaging early letter formation app, that provides children the...

Screen time. Before, you read on, it is important to acknowledge first that excessive amounts of time spent in front of the television, on the computer, playing game consoles and using tablets or phones can adversely affect physical, behavioural, emotional and psychological development.   It is agreed that...

If I had a dollar for every time I supported a family through dealing with sleeping issues, then I’d almost have enough to retire from OT on! The message that I can’t seem to stress enough is in relation to screen time. And it’s not...