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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...

The classroom can be a really challenging environment for children and for teachers. What do you say to the child who wants to play sport all day, but instead has to sit still at a desk and write about his weekend? Or what about the...

Imagine you are without your calendar, smart phone or diary for a month. Would you know when you are expected to be different places, when your different appointments are or what is happening each day? I imagine you might feel a bit anxious or unsure,...

 Following on from last weeks blog post on regulation ideas for the car (see here), we thought some may find some ideas around sleep useful! Always a heated topic around the office at OTFC! How sensory regulation impacts a child’s ability to sleep? If a child experiences...

On Saturday the 20th of August, OTFC hosted their first ever Life Skills Group sleepover down in the purple and orange room. The concept behind the sleepover was to ensure that the current group of boys could be involved in an overnight experience, building on...

"We stick to the process because it's what held us in good stead for very many years" - Dino Mennillo (Clinical Director of OTFC). Our next video provides some great insight into the assessment processes at Occupational Therapy For Children. ...

A lot of the children who come to OTFC are assessed as having low muscle tone and/or ligament laxity. Parents often wonder what these terms mean and how they can be treated. Low Muscle Tone “Muscle tone” is often confused for “muscle strength” and although related, they...