Learning To Use Scissors

Learning To Use Scissors

How can I help my child learn to use scissors? Scissor skills can be very tricky for little hands! Why is this??? Because it is a skill that requires bilateral integration: the ability to use both sides of your body in a coordinated way. When cutting with scissors,...
Our OT’s Favourite Apps

Our OT’s Favourite Apps

With everyone walking a fine line of home-schooling, social distancing and everything else that has our stress levels to the max, we thought we’d share some of our favourite apps to help educate and relieve some of the guilt some folks feel about screen time....
Why do I need to use a visual schedule?

Why do I need to use a visual schedule?

A Visual Schedule is a tool that can contain pictures or written words to help a child understand the plan for a period of time. This can help them prepare for upcoming activities, which can help with transitions. Adults use visual schedules all the time – often...
Halloween – The Spookiest Time of the Year!

Halloween – The Spookiest Time of the Year!

Halloween is an exciting time for many kids! However for some children with sensory processing challenges it can be difficult to participate in all of the activities. Here are some quick tips from our OT to keep in mind this halloween: Halloween is an exciting time...
Joint Attention – Why do we need it?

Joint Attention – Why do we need it?

Joint attention or shared attention is the shared focus of two individuals on an object. It is achieved when one individual alerts another to an object by means of eye-gazing, pointing or other verbal or non-verbal indications. It is one of the cornerstones of...