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This the first of a three-part series of blog posts written by Master's Student Conor Duggan while on placement at OTFC and OTFC+. It was a great learning experience for her, but it also provides tremendous insight into one of the most commonly used assessment tools at...

  Unstructured outdoor play is vital for the positive mental and physical well-being of your child. Studies show that South Australian children spend an average of 4.5 hours a day in front of a screen, half an hour more than the national average. The average Australian...

The crash mat is one of the most important pieces of equipment we use at OTFC. Not only does it make sure your kids are safe and able to engage in beneficial risk-taking tasks, but it can be a helpful tool for children with proprioceptive...

  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...

Co-Regulation A lot of children who come to OTFC have difficulties with regulation. There are several types of regulation and you may have heard your OT use terms such as self-regulation, dysregulation and co-regulation. Regulation Regulation as a whole refers to the ability of being able...

Parents have you seen your child waiting in a room, sitting at a dinner table or riding in the back of the car touching things, grabbing something or just wanting things in their hands? Teachers, have you had a child reach out and grab things,...

Last resource time we discussed the "Way to A", and the effectiveness of working with children on making positive choices in a home and classroom environment. This time we are going to look at another book, which has become one of my favourites for teachers...

We had a good response from people, particularly through our Facebook page, about the image that accompanied our post on Dyspraxia. As such, we have decided to look at another area that often causes some confusion, and can be hard to explain, Sensory Processing Disorder. The...

Whist all of our wonderful therapists here at OTFC are skilled and experienced in many different areas, we all hold Sensory Integration as the main theory that guides our practice. So what is ‘Sensory Integration theory’ and what has that got to do with your therapist...