May 15, 2018

Doing our zones check in at the beginning and during the session brings the child’s attention to where there body needs to be for different activities. It’s a great regulation learning tool!

May 13, 2018

We use these in therapy to practice finger movements and pencil control. Only the fingers can move which makes them harder than they look!

May 6, 2018

A great way to encourage wrist extension and open webspace is doing writing in the vertical. A non messy option is using paint brushes to paint the walls with 💧

April 26, 2018

Freshly washed and ready to visit Bondi Junction Little Learners sensory classes next term 🖤

April 22, 2018

Post daycare antics! Learning Porges polyvagal theory of play put it in a new light for me. Play is about having fun but also widening the zone in which our children can regulate. In other words play exercises our sympathetic nervous system so it is more robust for whe...

April 22, 2018

We love the calming corner OT Sarah set up at the clinic! It is the opposite of time out, it’s a positive place where children can use strategies they’ve learnt to calm their body and mind. When they feel like their engine is running high they can proactively go to the...

April 17, 2018

Many children have difficulty with auditory memory. This is one part of sensory processing and can make many things difficult such as following a teacher’s instructions. There are many games that work on auditory memory. Today we used a musical hammer to hit letter and...

April 6, 2018

Did you know we run sensory development classes for ALL children 6 months- 6 years of age?

We created these classes to bring OT principles to everyone in a fun engaging way. The classes are drop in style and the parent engages with their child in the activities. All act...

January 30, 2018

I’ve just started this book and it is a fascinating read. Trauma is stored in the brain but also in the body. It changes the physical structure of the brain and therefore how the body works. Treatment using only cognitive (talking) approaches ignore the physical compon...

January 29, 2018

Crawling is a developmental stage that most children pass through, but not all. And for those that don't most go on to develop just as the crawlers do. So why then do occupational therapists get children down into crawling position (quadrupod) so frequently? you will s...

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