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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...

You may have heard your OT talk about deep pressure before. You might have noticed that your child finds extra tight hugs or being squeezed during “rough and tumble” play quite calming. Why is this? What are the benefits of deep pressure? Why? Clinical studies have supported...

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...