Teletherapy

Teletherapy

Over the past few months as the Covid-19 pandemic has unfolded, many children and young people who receive support from specialists have been unable to attend their regular appointments, and referrals may have slowed down as specialists learnt to manage a new way of...

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Exploring Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

Exploring Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

Throughout my career thus far, the term PDA or Pathological Demand Avoidance has crept up on a variety of occasions. More recently I have been working with a young boy and his family who has this diagnosis. I’m sure his family would agree that getting anything done,...

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What is Visual Perception?

What is Visual Perception?

You may have heard the term ‘visual perception’ mentioned in relation to your child’s difficulties or may just be wanting to learn more about what this means. Contrary to popular belief, vision (or visual acuity) and visual perception are not the same thing. For some...

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What is Executive Functioning?

What is Executive Functioning?

What does ‘executive functioning’ mean?  You may have heard the term ‘executive functioning’ mentioned by professionals such as Occupational Therapists (OT’s) or teachers, but it is not always clear what they mean by this. The words executive and functioning sound...

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Fine motor skills activities

Fine motor skills activities

You may have read our recent blog about developing handwriting skills, in which we discussed that fine motor skills are just one of the skills required for developing handwriting. In this blog, we will tell you a little bit more about fine motor skills, why they are...

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Gross Motor Skills

Gross Motor Skills

Gross motor skills come into play in everyday activities and are essential for completing most activities of daily living, whether they be in relation to learning, play, or self-care. These are the core skills which are marked by milestones in a child’s development....

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