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We're going to rekindle our love of low budget ideas for OT equipment in the home. Part 3 looks at a simple idea that can be used temporarily, or if you get a few, longer term. Part 3: A Bag of Rice For many OTs, Rice can be a...

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...

At OTFC we always trying to work with children and families in a holistic manner. While we strive to apply Sensory Integration and Play in our work, we are always keep Neurodevelopmental approaches involved. These include addressing developmental reflexes known as Primitive Reflexes.   What is a Primitive Reflex? For those with some...

So, you may have been in this situation before. Your OT has mentioned that your child has some difficulties with body awareness, and amongst other things, mentions doing some 'crashing' activities? You're probably wondering how you can undertake the same level of engagement seen in...

Ok, so your child has maybe had a block of OT, or they are on a break from OT sessions, or they had some experience with OT's and you saw some gains from this experience? Whatever the case, OT activities and ideas don't have to...

A couple of weeks ago we showed one of the newer apps made for the OSMO device for iPad. This week we are excited to revel that a new game has been made for the OSMO. The game 'Numbers' was launched about a week ago, and...

Hand dominance. Tying in from a recent post on crossing the midline, we thought why not go further and add in an important by-product of developing midline skills, Hand Dominance. One might even say the two go 'hand in hand'...