Here are some interesting reads about the profession and some food for thought that has been circulating.
As Covid-19 lock down continues, my sons and I have been busy in the kitchen. As long as we can get our hands on flour and eggs! There are so many skills that they are working out without even realising: [...]
We are living in a very different world. Schools are shut and social distancing measures are stringent. As a result, the delivery of non-essential health services has drastically changed. My Independent Occupational Therapy service has had to adapt as a [...]
There is a general assumption that when a child starts school, he/she is ready to learn handwriting. But did you know that there is a way to check readiness? And did you know that there is a developmental sequence to [...]
Why is developing the core so important? A peanut-shaped stability ball is my favourite piece of equipment. I use it everyday in my therapy sessions; it is a fun and effective way to develop the muscles of the core. Have [...]
Does your child often shake out their hand after only a few minutes of writing or drawing?Does their grasp seem weak?Are they pressing very hard on their pencil or pen?Do they need help to open up food packaging?These difficulties are [...]
Have you ever wondered whether too much time spent on screens has an effect on your child’s handwriting? Tablets, smart phones and video games are taking up a lot of a young person’s time and they seem to start using [...]
After months of tirelessly working away in any free time I had between days as working throughout the Bristol, North Somerset, Bath, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and South Wales areas as a full-time Occupational Therapist, I'm delighted to finally unveil the fruits [...]