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Blowing Activities speech pathology

Blowing Activities

Blowing Activities Benefits: This activity provides mild to moderate stimulation to facial nerves and muscles. Blowing engages muscles that pull eyes out and away from the nose thus divergence of the eyes and binocularity. It gently stimulates the inner ear and connects the two hemispheres of the brain for inter hemispheric integration. Blowing also aids…

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Deep Breathing for Kids in adelaide

Deep Breathing for Kids

Deep breathing for kids Respiration Regulating from the inside out Respiration (Deep breathing) is a valuable tool that can be used to support regulation in children by: Regulating our heart rate and calming the body’s systems Supporting attention and focus. To help our body regulate, our breathing should be: Initiated from the diaphragm Have a…

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Parenting tip - IN A MINUTE

Hot Tip Episode #6: The main reason for creating good quality time with your children

Parenting Tip – How many times in a day do you hear yourself going, “in a minute”, “in a minute”? It’s Hot Tip Tuesday and we’re sitting at one of the OT’s because we’ve had quite a few birthdays so there’s a lot of balloons this week. Our tip today is going to be one for…

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Whole child learning

Hot Tip Episode #5: Whole child learning with Music Time

Whole child learning with Music Time HOT TIP TUESDAY – MUSIC CLASSES Hi, my name’s Deborah and I do all the music classes at Family Time. Our kinder music classes are based on whole child learning which means that we’re focusing on all of the different areas of the development of your child. One of…

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Hot Tip Tuesday

Hot Tip Episode #3: How does your child go following a routine?

Our hot tip today for parents is, how does your child go following a routine? Sometimes kids get distracted, they throw tantrums, they’d much rather be watching the TV than cleaning their teeth. And sometimes every morning you’re probably feeling like you’re nagging, nagging, nagging. “Come and do this, let’s do that. What’s next?” A…

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Hot Tip Tuesday

Therapy Thursday 11/08/16 TALKING TO CHILDREN DURING THERAPY

EDUCATING CHILDREN ON THERAPY Therapy Thursday! Therapy Thursday and we have a great tip from one of our occupational therapists, Katherine Denton. She’s been noticing and what she’s taken on board for her session planning is making sure that as a therapist she doesn’t talk to the parent as if the child’s not in the…

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Hot Tip Tuesday

Therapy Thursday 04/08/16, Family Centred Practice.

Family Centred Practice   Therapy Thursday!Session Planning for Therapists, Part 2: Family Centred Practice Its ‘Therapy Thursday’, it comes around really quick. We are doing little miniseries on session planning. So something that I am very passionate about is family centred practice and are we as therapists actually looking at what our goals are in…

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Hot Tip Episode #2: How To Get Your Kids To Sleep Through Naturally With Deep Pressure.

 Feel good, be happy and get your kids to sleep through naturally releasing serotonin and melatonin with deep pressure. I am sitting here with one of our weighted blankets and have lots of woven blankets and products. We know that deep pressure works really well with lot of children. It is really good safe to…

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Hot Tip Tuesday

Therapy Thursday 30/07/16, Session Planning Part 1

Engaging Children   Therapy Thursday! Session Planning for Therapists, Part 1: Engaging Children. Therapy Thursday is a hints and tips resource for paediatric therapists. Suggest a topic! Message our page at www.facebook.com/familytimeaustralia/ or visit our website at www.familytimeaustralia.com Welcome to ‘Therapy Thursday’. On Thursdays we are going to be discussion a lot about therapeutic issues, new…

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