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Sensory Integration

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...

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...

How much time should children be spending on screens? How much time does your child spend on screens per day? A lot of parents or carers would say “too much, but it’s so hard to get them off!” When you add up your child playing on...

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...