Navigating Sensory Meltdowns: Identifying Signs and Offering Support 

Sensory meltdowns can be overwhelming for both children and their caregivers. These intense reactions can occur when sensory input overwhelms a child’s ability to process it, leading to emotional and behavioural outbursts. In this blog, we’ll delve into the world of sensory meltdowns, how to recognise the signs, and effective strategies to provide much-needed support.  […]

Sensory Integration Therapy for Children

Learn about sensory integration therapy and how it can help children improve their ability to process and respond to sensory information.  What is Sensory Integration?  Sensory Integration refers to the processing, integration, and organisation of sensory information from the body and the environment. To simply put it, it is how we experience, process, interpret, and […]

Benefits of Sensory Play for Children

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Children absolutely delight in exploring their world through their senses. Sensory play – play that stimulates any of a child’s senses – builds cognitive skills and influences how your child learns about their world. At Happy Dots, all of our sessions are sensory & play based, and most of all fun!   Exploring our everyday […]

Do we have 5, 7 or 8 sensory systems?

What is the Sensory System? The sensory system is a part of the nervous system that is responsible for processing information through the senses. The sensory system is composed of the brain, spinal cord, and neurons. It is the neurological wiring by which we recognise and process sensory information from outside and inside the body. […]

10 things you may or may not know an OT can work on with your child

What do Occupational Therapists do? How can they help children? These questions are frequently asked when people encounter the word “Occupational Therapist”. Occupational Therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners […]