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Older Children (9+) While it appears to be easier to teach older children social skills, it can also have its challenges, as many children have already developed some social 'patterns'. It is often effective to allow these children to interact with their peers and work on...

For many children, having to rely on Social Skills is a challenge at Kindy, School or even at home. Managing conflict, dealing with the unpredictability of another child (or children) and requiring language to support play are often skills that require scaffolding and teaching. As some children...

This week we are revisiting our favourite resources within the OTFC clinic. Just about every OT clinic would have at least one of these as they are such a useful and versatile piece of equipment. We are talking about the Scooter Board!         In one of our earlier...

We have covered a number of OTFC's favourite resources, but I am amazed we have forgotten to discuss one of the cheapest and most effective resources that anyone can use! Shaving Cream! Shaving cream has to be one my favourite resources for working on handwriting, visual motor...

A recent OT Student at OTFC, Julia M, undertook her Honours research project on Playfulness in Parents, and the positive effects of playful parents on a child's development. Julia was kind enough to provide a summarised version of some of the information discovered during the...

Seeing as we’ve had so many fantastic entries into our OT week art competition, I thought that this week writing paper I’ll share our top 5 ideas for encouraging creativity and imagination in your children. 1. One toy, many ways: Encourage children to use the same...