Routines

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...

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'...

So we have finally come to the end of our exploration into Social Stories. If you are reading this for the first time, please go back and have a look at Parts 1-3, as they will give you great insight into the intricacies of Social...

We're now past the halfway mark of describing how to write a Social Story. In this post, we will look at Criteria 6-7, looking at the types of questions used and the types of sentences that can be applied . 6. 'Six Questions Guide Story Development': These...

In this post we will continue looking at Social Stories, focusing on criteria 4-5. If you haven't already had a read through Social Stories - Part 1, follow the link to find out the first steps of developing Social Stories, before continuing with Part 2. We...

Sleep is a common problem area discussed by parents and families. There are a number of reasons why sleep may be more challenging for some children. We will look at a few areas that impact sleep/wake cycles and some ideas on how to address them.   Four...

You may have heard of a type of story called a 'Social Story'. Social Stories are a specific type of story originally developed by Carol Gray, who has spent many years working with children with autism. Social Stories were specifically designed fro children with autism...

We have looked at OTFC's top 10 resources, however in this modern age, mobile and tablet devices are such a used resource, it make sense to look at some great apps too! Given the vast quantity of apps out there, we thought an extended the list from the...

I want to congratulate all of the wonderful parents and carers out examples of evaluation essays there who have managed to get their children back off to school this week, especially our special little friends who have started school for the first time or moved...