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We thoroughly enjoyed having the moms visit us for a spoil day on Friday 31 May. It was great to provide an opportunity for our mothers to have a much needed breather, spend some t[...]
  As Occupational Therapists working with children, our focus is on developing a solid foundation for skill development. The pyramid above is often used to explain this approa[...]
Digital devices such as smartphones and tablets offer a world of possibilities to connect to others. But have you ever wondered how technology is influencing childhood, or if there[...]
Like walking and talking, vision is a learnt skill. Deficiencies in any of the complex processes involved in visual skills could be misdiagnosed as ADD/ADHD. Skills include eye mov[...]
  Letting the child lead begins with: Observing Waiting Listening     Observing Paying close attention to the child so that you can see what they’re interested in or[...]
Through our senses of touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing we learn and understand our environment and how we can impact the world around us. Exposure to a variety of tactile exp[...]
Recently I visited a good friend of mine in Cape Town. While we were chatting in the kitchen, her 7 year old son was making a cup of tea. I wasn’t paying particular attention to wh[...]
Language is a very important tool in communication and without communication and the ability to listen well, a child may feel isolated from the world around them and cannot functio[...]
Please note the information below is based on the Occupational Therapist’s opinion and is not a therapy program. The activities suggested are to increase awareness of how to stimul[...]
It is widely documented that supervision of all children’s activity on any social platform be closely monitored. Of current interest is a recent radio broadcast on Jacarandaf[...]