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What is Occupational Therapy

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  What is Occupational Therapy? Occupational therapy, otherwise known as “OT” is a holistic profession that helps people, across all ages, achieve independence in their daily life activities or occupations. As therapists we make use of these occupations as both the intervention and outcome of therapy, hence the name occupational therapy. In the paediatric setting, therapists make use of and engage a child in their primary childhood occupation – PLAY….

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My Child has been referred to Occupational Therapy! What is it? Does he really need it?

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What is Occupational Therapy? Occupational therapy, otherwise known as “OT” is a holistic profession that helps people, across all ages, achieve independence in their daily life activities or occupations. As therapists we make use of these occupations as both the intervention and outcome of therapy, hence the name occupational therapy. In the paediatric setting, therapists make use of and engage a child in their primary childhood occupation – PLAY. Through…

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Seven Senses

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An introduction to Sensory Integration What is Sensory Integration? Sensory Integration is the “organisation of sensations for use”. Our senses give us information about our body as well as the world around us. Sensory information flows into the brain at every moment, and the brain has to organise them so that we can move, learn and behave appropriately. This process of organisation gives meaning to what we have experienced by…

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Enrol your child in the University of the World

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Fun, everyday activities to strengthen some of the foundational skills that your child needs for academic learning. Skills subserving classroom performance We are often so keen to get our children reading and writing, that we sometimes miss out on valuable opportunities to strengthen the foundations on which these skills are built. Apart from feeling emotionally secure, there are a few underlying skills that subserve learning. These are: • Postural control…

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Happy Homework

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5 Tips for making homework easier and less stressful It is the start of the new school year and just the thought of homework can already make us feel like we need another holiday. That ’s why the Occupational Therapists at Success Therapy Centre put together a list of tips that will help make homework a little less stressful for you and your child. 1. Get the workspace sorted It…

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