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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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Sensory Handwriting

March 17, 2019 by in category Fine Motor Skills, Letter Formation, Sensory

Do you want your child to learn their alphabet but often find it difficult for them to focus? How often do you feel like a broken record, telling your children to practice handwriting? Well, handwriting is a hard task. It requires a combination of complex skills such as visual, physical fine motor, and planning skills. [...]

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