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  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...

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...

  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...

Right now, most children either have a fidget spinner or have asked for one. If you’re a parent, you’re probably wondering what they are, and if you really should be investing in one for your child. But if they’re suggested to help your child, why...

Co-Regulation A lot of children who come to OTFC have difficulties with regulation. There are several types of regulation and you may have heard your OT use terms such as self-regulation, dysregulation and co-regulation. Regulation Regulation as a whole refers to the ability of being able...