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Transition time is music time

It’s never fun having to pack away toys and stop playing. Even sometimes simple things like putting our shoes on is a struggle! These difficulties with transitions can feel like they go on forever and become a routine part of every day. As parents and therapists we say to ourselves we’ll stay calm, we won’t […]

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Helping your child understand their sensory needs…

10/02/2016 | BlogBody and movementSensory

  With the school year into first gear, you may be noticing that your child may be showing some signs of tiredness or fatigue.  Perhaps they want to chill out in front of the tv after school, maybe they are very grumpy, more prone to tears, more sensitive than usual.  This happens to the best […]

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The keys to a (successful!) play-date…

Any parent who has tackled a holiday or after-school play-date for their child will know just how tiring and challenging play-dates can be! Play-dates bring multiple emotions, ideas, and opinions into the play, which can lead to conflict between strong personalities, cause our sensitive child to retreat, or send our ‘busy’ kids into their most […]

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Swing, jump, roll! How movement helps our body

07/07/2015 | Body and movementOtherSensory

So, here’s a refresher from our school days. Can you name all of our senses? So there’s smell, sight, taste, touch and sound. But did you know we have two more senses (and no, intuition is not one of them!). You’ll most likely hear about these additional two senses when speaking with an Occupational Therapist […]