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What is Occupational Therapy?

April 8, 2019 by in category Brisbane, Fine Motor Skills, Parenting, Play, Sensory tagged as , , , , , , , , , ,

As Occupational Therapists, we often get asked questions like "So you help people get back to work after an injury? "So, that's kind of like a physiotherapist?" "So, that's like Occupational Health and Safety?"   As Occupational Therapists, we get asked "What is Occupational Therapy" all the time - both professionally and personally. Sometimes it [...]

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Sensory play for childhood development and learning

March 28, 2019 by in category Development, Parenting, Play, Quotes, Sensory tagged as , , , ,

Scientists have recently determined that it takes approximately 400 repetitions to create a new synapse in the brain - unless it is done with play, in which case, it takes between 10-20 repetitions. Dr Karyn Purvis Research indicate that it is easier to learn through play, but what is sensory play?   Sensory play is [...]

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Helpful Websites for Parents

March 13, 2019 by in category Brisbane, Parenting

Brisbane Kids: This website is super helpful for parents living in Brisbane. You’ll never run out of activities and events to take your children to. The Brisbane Kids website has a calendar full of activities to do around the Brisbane area, and directories to local libraries, childcares, schools, and parks. https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/   MeetUp Groups for [...]

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