Compression

19/10/2017 - Published by

Blogger Pip Else – Paediatric OT 19th October 2017   Compression We recently posted a link on our Facebook page regarding compression strategies; this link highlights that you can get compression through many different activities and not just a compression vest. Link:https://www.facebook.com/childrenstherapysolutions/posts/1580212458716300 Compression based activities can be calming for the body, it can give us increased...
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Recruiting for an Associate Paediatric Occupational Therapist

11/10/2017 - Published by

Wanted: Associate Paediatric Occupational Therapist Locations:  South West Region (Gloucester, Bristol, Cardiff, Somerset) Looking to join an enthusiastic team within an organisation with a proud past and progressive future. A job that allows you to; Work and treat children instead of paper shuffling. Want to make a difference. Be proactive rather than reactive. Work holistically. Put children...
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Back to School?

24/08/2017 - Published by

Blogger Pip Else – Paediatric OT 24th August 2017   Back to School? Are you ready? Are they ready? Readiness and preparation is the key to starting back to school, especially when transitioning into a new school or new class. Here are some things to think about when sending your child off to school, especially if...
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Fidget Gadgets

28/06/2017 - Published by

Blogger Pip Else – Paediatric OT 28th June 2017   Fidget Gadgets We recently posted a link on our Facebook page regarding sensory tools for Fidgety kids; this post was created by Wunder Mom- Home.Kids.Life and can be accessed at https://www.facebook.com/childrenstherapysolutions/posts/1437475369656677     These ideas included:   Pipe cleaners: These are easily accessible in schools and...
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Sensory Rooms in the Community

27/04/2017 - Published by

Blogger Pip Else – Paediatric OT 26th April 2017   We recently posted a link on our Facebook page explaining about the new sensory room in Shannon Airport. This is the first European Airport sensory room and should hopefully encourage other airports to create their own sensory environment. https://www.facebook.com/Shannon.Airport.Official/videos/1303271216429032/   Support Systems in British airports It...
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Planning for 2017: Setting Goals

18/01/2017 - Published by

Blogger Pip Else – Paediatric OT 17th January 2017   Planning for 2017: Setting Goals Happy New Year everyone!! New Year’s resolutions, maybe you could set a family goal or individual goal. It is so important to have goals and aspirations but make sure you grade these goals.     How to write goals – SMART goals...
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Tips for the Christmas period

20/12/2016 - Published by

Blogger Pip Else – Paediatric OT 19th December 2016 Tips for the Christmas Period   We recently posted a link on our Facebook page to a course on ‘How to Manage Autism Calmly over the Christmas period’ by Yvonne Newbold- here’s the link if you would like more information https://www.udemy.com/how-to-manage-autism-calmly-over-christmas/?couponCode=AC1500   The build up Often the...
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Sensory Integration & Our 3 Primary Senses

13/10/2016 - Published by

Blogger Pip Else – Paediatric OT 13th October 2016 Sensory Integration Our 3 Primary Senses   Remember the thriving tree of sensory integration from our last blog? Well it’s back again to explain why our primary senses are so important.   Cognition   ♦  Development   ♦  Sensory Integration Proprioception   ♦  Vestibular   ♦  Tactile Proprioception  ...
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Sensory Integration Therapy

02/09/2016 - Published by

Blogger Pip Else – Paediatric OT 2nd September 2016   Sensory Integration Therapy In order for children to develop and learn, they need to gain an understanding of the world around them. If we cannot register, organise, filter, integrate and store sensory information then the world around us can have a great effect on our performance. Our Brain...
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Outdoor Learning

16/08/2016 - Published by

Blogger Pip Else – Paediatric OT 16th August 2016     Encourage Outdoor Learning & Physical Activity We recently posted a link on our Facebook page which was published by the BBC. It related to the importance of outdoor learning. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/childrenstherapysolutions/posts/1122161881188029 Now it’s the summer holidays. It’s time to get out and play whilst the...
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