Kid Psychologist

Kid Psychologist

Development in children The term ‘development’ is used to depict a child’s overall growth, which encompasses areas of physical, emotional, cognitive, behavior and communication skills. It is generally believed that how an individual matures throughout their life is...
Occupational therapy for kids

Occupational therapy for kids

Why early childhood development is important There is ample research that indicates that the first years of a child’s life is paramount to their development and shapes their future. From the early stages of the prenatal phase, babies are already starting to take in...
Social skills training occupational therapy

Social skills training occupational therapy

The importance of social skills As humans, we are highly sociable and rely on social skills to engage and communicate with one another. This includes both verbal and non-verbal communication, such as use of language, personal appearance, body language and facial...
Gross motor development

Gross motor development

What are gross motor skills? A basic yet integral component of a child’s development is the advancement of physical skills. Gross motor skills are essential to regulate the body’s large muscles, which are important for core stabilisation, hand-eye coordination and...
OT sensory integration

OT sensory integration

What is sensory integration (or sensory processing)? The way in which an individual connects, engages and reacts with their environment can be thought of as sensory processing. These sensory experiences encompass the five senses (sight, smell, taste, sound, touch) as...
Psychological Assessments

Psychological Assessments

What is a Psychological Assessment? Psychological assessments or tests are utilised to come to some diagnosis or determination about a person’s behaviour or cognitive functioning and is intended to direct interventions and treatments. A person who has been recommended...
Paediatric Occupational Therapy

Paediatric Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy? Occupational therapy (or OT) is in the allied health category of health professions that targets augmenting the functioning of the individual. As its name suggests, OT helps people to better engage in and perform activities or...
OT and equipment assessment

OT and equipment assessment

Who needs to be assessed for equipment? Children with a medical condition that is presently impacting on, or is likely to considerably affect, their functioning often require an equipment assessment. The core purpose of occupational therapy (OT) is to bolster a...
Explain Occupational Therapy

Explain Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) established itself in the 1970s as a health profession. It is an intervention that helps a person to re-gain their functioning and independence. This article will explain what OT is, what it usually involves and how OT can help people to be...
Psychology and anxiety in children

Psychology and anxiety in children

What is anxiety or anxiety disorders? Anxiety is a normal and common human emotion that often makes people feel uneasy, worried or nervous. Generally, an individual might feel anxious in situations where they feel uncomfortable or stressed, such as a child starting...