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10 ways to have fun with occupational therapy

Occupational Therapy Week took place last week and it prompted me to reflect on the occupational therapy (OT) my son has received over the past few years. Gulp… it’s also focused my mind on the amount of money I’ve spent on buying OT resources! The main emphasis for my son has been Sensory Integration Therapy  to help him cope with […]

The joy of jigsaws – 5 great benefits

With winter now well and truly on it’s way, we’re going to be spending a lot more time indoors. What can you do to keep the kids entertained without the whole day turning into a tech fest? Simple….. Just choose something that’s fun, makes kids think and gives them a tangible reward at the end […]

Dyspraxia Awareness Week

Dyspraxia Awareness Week 12th – 18th October 2014   Organised by the Dyspraxia Foundation this nationwide campaign aims to raise awareness of dyspraxia and this year has a particular focus on the emotional impact the condition has on teenagers and young adults. What is dyspraxia? Sometimes referred to as the ‘clumsy’ syndrome, dyspraxia is a neurological condition that affects coordination […]

Fine motor skills

Fumbling in my purse for loose change today, I’m reminded how important fine motor skills are for daily life. What are ‘fine motor skills’? Fine motor skills are the small muscle movements in the body. They enable activities such as writing, grasping small objects and fastening clothes. Children who have a weakness in fine motor skills struggle […]