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Summer is here, pack your bathers and towel, it’s beach time! A favourite place of many Australians, the beach is treasure trove of opportunities for play, adventure, motor development, regulation and relaxation, learning and all-round fun. Between the surf, sand and sun it is a place to play, relax, be ca...

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for some people. For others, it means no routine, more noise, more people and sensory overloading events. In this blog I share some tips on how to cope with Christmas events this festive season.

  1. Use a calendar or weekly planner to visually show the plans for the...

As a Paediatric Occupational Therapists, we are always meeting and interacting with families who have children living with autism. Many times, during our initial visit, parents will describe the ‘severity’ of their child’s autism, often using language such as ‘my child is living with severe autism’ or, ‘my...

Do you ever feel overwhelmed with the amount of well-intended information out there to support you in assisting your child’s emotional and social well-being? There are a lot of good, accessible resources which we can use, but we only have so much time to read, consolidate and apply it in our parental roles...

Sensitivity to water can make fun activities such as swimming lessons and beach trips a nightmare, and bath time a daily struggle! Here are a few handy tips that can help you make water based activities smooth sailing!   

Sensory sensitivity is how aware your child is to each of their senses: touch, ta...

Puzzles have long been an old favourite; a pre-loved activity that seems to have gone missing, particularly from classrooms. Spatial activities and toys like puzzles are fun and engaging, and importantly they are essential ‘problems’ to solve as a kid. Puzzles can be basic with large shapes, sliding puzzle...

What can I do with all this random junk? What can I use at home to work on my child’s therapy goals?

The beauty of Occupational Therapy is its versatility. You would be surprised by the magnitude of everyday household items that can be used to help work on various areas of development, including, but not li...

As children enter primary school, they become more independent with dressing skills. Tying their own shoelaces is one of these skills, and it requires strong fine motor skills such as finger isolation (using fingers separately), bilateral control (using two hands together at the same time), visual perceptu...

Attention to all parents of school aged children, dread school holidays no more! We hear it, we see it and we feel it. The pressure of school holidays approaching, the concerns of siblings fighting, the stress of being out of the school routine. So, what can we do to create school holidays our kids will lo...

Learning to ride a bike is a milestone for many. It’s a form of transportation, a recreational activity, it’s a great way to socialise and most importantly it’s fun! There is no perfect age to begin learning to ride a bike. It’s something you can pick up at any age, but typically kids will begin trying to...

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