Handwriting Therapy for Children

Is your child’s handwriting messy, not as polished as their peers or inconsistent? Is your child also avoiding writing tasks? If you answered yes to one or all of these, your child might need handwriting therapy. Handwriting therapy, also known as occupational therapy for handwriting, is a form of therapy that focuses on improving a […]

From Preschool to Big School- How can we help?

Children achieve many milestones within their first 5 years. During this time, they are walking, running, talking, developing social and communication skills but there are some children that may have issues with these, especially in the classroom. This is where an occupational therapist or an OT can help. Occupational Therapists can help children with a […]

5 Ways to Improve Fine Motor Skills Using Every Day Items

Ok, school is just around the corner and sometime this can mean that parents begin to wonder if their child is “school ready”. As Occupational Therapists we are all about being creative with the most simple of household items. What are Fine Motor Skills? Fine motor skills are the ability to make movements using the […]

Is Your Child Big School Ready?

Thinking of enrolling your child into primary school next year? It is going to be a big step for little kids to start school. You might notice some articles and discussions about ‘school readiness’ – but what does that really mean? Read on to find out more about school readiness and how you can help […]

What are Fine Motor Skills and Why is it important?

We always see and hear about fine motor skills being important in every child’s development. But what are they exactly and why are they so vital? Fine Motor Skills are the skills achieved using the “fine” or little muscles on the fingers, hands, and wrists.  Children use their fine motor skills when writing, holding small […]

10 OT activities to improve finger strength

Finger strength is important as it is required for many everyday activities such as doing up buttons and zips, handwriting, drawing, and picking up things. It is essential that kids have appropriate finger strength for them to have the confidence to play, write, draw and achieve other classroom activities.  Here are 10 OT activities that […]