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Sensory Integration

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...

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...

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...