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Research in Sensory Integration Therapy has increased considerably over the last 15 years. In fact, it is researched not only by Occupational Therapists but by other health professionals and academics. As referenced in “Best Practice”, Sensory Integration Therapy has clearly provided great discussion amongst peers,...

Blog: The SIPT in practice – Handwriting Parents and caregivers are often full of questions about how some of the tasks and activities from the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT; Ayres, 1989) relate to the primary area of concern of their child. In our previous...

What is Interoception? Sit back and relax. What are you feeling inside your body? Are you hungry? Do you need to go to the toilet? Is your heart racing? Are you breathing heavily? Do you have an itch? These are senses that can be felt through the...

  OTFC is excited to announce it will be running a Professional Development for teachers in August 2018! The day will be run by OTFC Director - Dino Mennillo, Clinical Manager Alison Moss and Team Leader Michael Crisci - all of whom have had experience working within...

What is the vestibular processing system? The vestibular processing system plays an essential role in the relationship between our body, gravity and the physical world. It provides us with information about where our body is in space. It is responsible for informing us whether our body...

  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...

  A message to all our social media followers: Over the past 18 months, we have been incredibly privileged to see our various social media pages flourish and our tightknit community expand beyond our clinic in Adelaide, South Australia to followers worldwide. We are so grateful to...

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...