Practical sleep tips
Do you dread the evenings instead of looking forward to a few relaxing, child-free moments? Do you feel like you’re going into battle as soon as you say it’s bed time? Read on for some occupational therapy tips for helping your little one sleep more soundly.
Fine motor fun
Children in kindergarten and pre-primary are often referred to occupational therapists for fine motor issues. Pencil grasp is one of those issues, as well as difficulty using scissors or colouring. Self-care activities like dressing (buttons, zips), and turning taps on and off for hand washing...
Why the after school meltdowns?!
Many of the children I see in my clinic struggle with managing big emotions. Mum and Dad are often tearing their hair out because their child will appear to be coping well at school, but as soon as they get home it is world war three. So what's the deal with that?
A day in the life of an Occupational Therapist
Lots of people don’t really know what OTs do! So, I thought I would go through what a typical day looks like for me in the clinic, and out and about.
The importance of play
Think back to the best memories of your childhood – what do they involve? School lessons on maths? Washing the dishes for pocket money? Or playing make believe with your friends?