|Posted on 9 February, 2019 at 18:30||comments (0)|
Occupational therapy (OT) is the use of assessment and intervention to develop, recover, or maintain the meaningful activities, or occupations, of individuals, groups, or communities. It is an allied health profession performed by occupational therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants. OTs often work with children and adults with mental health problems, disabilities, injuries, or impairments.
We work with children and adults or all ages, especially with autism sp...Read Full Post »
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|Posted on 28 June, 2017 at 9:15||comments (0)|
Setting up the right “feeding environment” is vital when preparing your toddler to eat and drink.
Here are 5 tips on how you can set up the right “feeding environment”:
1. Make sure distractions like the TV and music are turned off. This will ensure your child remains focused on the task at hand- eating and drinking!
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|Posted on 9 May, 2017 at 20:20||comments (1)|
What is a social communication disorder?
A social communication disorder refers to any difficulty experienced with social communication and interaction.
This comprises of:
1. Non verbal communication skills, such as:
- Body language
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|Posted on 16 August, 2016 at 18:15||comments (0)|
You play games with your child simply for the fun and enjoyment of it right? Well, that doesn’t have to be their sole purpose. Many of the games you already play with your child can be slightly adapted to develop language, speech and communication skills as well!
Whatever game you do play, it will always involve turn taking. This is an important social skill that children are expected to develop around school age. This skill is crucial for your child to form friendsh...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 24 July, 2016 at 22:05||comments (0)|
Today I am going to talk about the importance of language development in children. Major learning takes place during the early years of a child’s life, and being able to understand the foundations of language is a precursor for their future success.
How can you help cultivate strong language skills in a child with ASD? It is important to talk and respond to you child. Remember, they understand more than they can say! Also, it ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 24 July, 2016 at 22:05||comments (1)|
When your child reaches an age between 3 and 6, The CELF Preschool-2 test can be administered to determine any language difficulties. Written by Elisabeth Wiig, Wayne Secord, and Eleanor Semel, this is a well-respected and practical tool that helps clinicians target problematic areas, and determine services for preschool children with disabilities. This is not the only version available, CELF tests can be used for ages ranging from 5:00-21:00. In regards to language, there many different area...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 18 July, 2016 at 2:05||comments (0)|
Lucy: A day in the life of one of our Occupational Therapists
For Lucy, each new day is as unique as the children she treats. She works in a variety of setting from an elementary school to a clinic, and this flexibility can cultivate great progress in her clients.
Kids spend a large portion of their week in a school setting, so play skills are vital. This OT aims to guide children towards independence; this encompasses teaching heal...Read Full Post »