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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...

So, last week we looked at Dysgraphia, what it is, how it can present and what can be done to assess handwriting difficulties. This week we will discuss some of the therapeutic approaches mentioned last week and some ideas and activities that can be tried at...

What is Dysgraphia  I am sure many of you have heard of the term Dysgraphia (dis-graf-eea). We have already touched on Dyspraxia, which has links to Dysgraphia, however Dysgraphia is a seperate entity and  a common difficulty experienced by children and observed by OTs. Dysgraphia is defined as 'the delayed...

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...

The App: Letter Reflex Compatibility: iOS Price: $4.99 It is common for lots of children to experience difficulties with letter reversals and orientation of letters and numbers. While it is still age appropriate for occasional letter reversal to occur up to the age of 7, addressing difficulties in this area can...