Is it time for toilet training? Toileting is an important milestone for children giving them a sense of independence. This can be a challenging time for parents, but you shouldn’t have to stress. Here are some tips to help guide you through toilet training. When are children ready to start toilet training? They are able … More Toilet training
Writing this blog post was quite difficult as I could talk about pre-school all day! It is my favourite environment to work in and such a special time in a child’s life. I love the playfulness, the constant chatter and noise and how these tiny people are trying so hard to prove that they can … More Does your pre-schooler need to see an occupational therapist?
Learning to get dressed can be a challenging time for parents and fashionably questionable time for children. Leaving the house in gumboots, tutus and mismatched socks a right of passage for most toddlers. What happens if getting dressed independently is particularly hard for children? For children who need some assistance getting dressed, a special technique … More Teaching kids to get dressed using backwards chaining
As a parent, you want to teach your child all the skills needed to make a friend, resolve a conflict, or ‘think before they act’. But before they can even achieve these social and emotional milestones, your child first needs to develop the foundational skill of self-regulation. So what is self-regulation? Self-regulation is our ability … More Self-regulation
I would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which we live, work, learn, and play, and pay my respects to Elders past, present, and emerging. Tying shoelaces is an important milestone for kids! It provides them with a sense of independence and growth as they no longer rely on … More When will my child be able to tie their laces?
We all know how good it feels, waking up from a really great night sleep. Sleep is so important! It’s vital to our mental, physical and emotional wellbeing, and having a bad night sleep can impact every single aspect of our daily lives. This is true for our children as well. Some children are super … More Supporting children’s sleep
Firstly, I would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which we live, work, learn, and play, and pay my respects to Elders past, present, and emerging. What is nature play? Nature play is exactly what it sounds like – playing in nature! Nature play environments can be anything with … More Nature Play
“Does my child have the skills needed for kindergarten” Starting school can be a challenging and exciting time for both children and their parents. Many parents often think a lot about how they can best prepare their child for all the changes in routine and expectations that Kindy will bring. If your child is getting ready to start Kindy, you may be … More School Readiness
By Michelle Newby, Clinical Director Stepping Stones Therapy for Children The Australian job market is booming right now! As an early career Occupational Therapist, it can be really tricky to know which is the right workplace for you! Most job advertisements look the same, with promises of fun and supportive workplaces. Guarantees of Continuing Professional … More The paediatric OT job you don’t want!
Written Tiarne Pendlebury, Associate Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist What is Sensory Modulation? You may think, what is sensory modulation? Well, this is something we are all required to do every single day! Sensory modulation refers to our ability to organise and regulate our reactions to incoming sensory information. What we know about sensory input, is … More Sensory Modulation challenges and how Occupational Therapy can help