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Sensory processing Humans receive information from the environment through their senses. There are eight senses that humans receive: vision, hearing, taste, smell, touch, vestibular, proprioception and interception. These senses are processed through the brain for the body to respond to the environment. Children with sensory processing difficulties...

Whilst there are certain expectations for children beginning school, there is also a wide range of normal. Children learn at their own pace and may begin school with various "school readiness" skills.  School readiness includes social skills, language skills, emotional skills, concentration skills, visual-motor skills, pre-writing...

About Occupational Therapists Occupational therapists (OTs) are health professionals who help people improve their ability to do the everyday things that they want or need to do (their ‘occupations’). Occupational therapists help people to: improve their ability to look after themselves – for example, eat, dress or...

What are Cognitive Assessments? Does my child need one? You may be the parent of a child and have received a recommendation that a cognitive assessment or psychometric assessment be obtained.  These assessments help identify a child’s mental capability and behavioural styles in how they best...

1. Encourage open dialogue Sometimes when we are trying to support children we turn away from distressing events, believing this will ‘protect’ them. In truth, not talking about things can lead to children worrying even more. Sure, they may not want to talk about it, but...

Play Therapy Melbourne are offering two Group Therapy programs over the January school holidays. The Social and Emotional Well Being Group Therapy Program` For 5-8 years olds and 9-13 year olds (or older if your teen is interested!) The program will cover: Managing feelings, Being resilient, Managing conflict,...

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