Identifying Challenges in Children

Nicole Brown (OT)  As seen in January 2017 PAKMAG  My first child walked at 9 months and my second at 15 months. My first child spoke 2 words at 18 months and my second spoke at 11 months. Such differences are expected in children and it can be hard at times to know when something is not quite right in …

Let the children play!

Nicole Brown (OT) Play is important for children and is vital for learning and developing. Play forms the basis for many skills required later in life as adults. It encourages children to learn about themselves and their environment through the use of skills including sensory motor skills (coordinating movements, fine motor and gross motor skills), cognitive skills (thinking, attending, concentrating) …

OT For A Week

I’m Caitlin Mumme, I’m a Year 10 student at Southern Cross Catholic College, and for the past week I’ve been given the exciting opportunity to experience what it would be like to work as an Occupational Therapist. I have plans to become a Paediatric Nurse or an Occupational Therapist, which is why being able to complete work experience at TOTS …

FIDGET SPINNER – Friend or Foe?

Alicia Eden, BOccThy They’ve been available online for years, and locally for the past couple of months. Fidget spinners have been the latest craze with kids, surpassing the return of Pokemon cards. They’re advertised as both a fun toy and a tool to help people with their concentration. A lot of people have weighed in on this debate, saying that …