As we prepare for school to return for another year (and I hear all the parents celebrating), we would like to offer some tips to make the transition and the first couple of weeks back as smooth as possible. Prepare your child in advance that school is returning – As we approach the new school […]Read more 6 Tips for Helping Your Child Settle Back in School
22 Oct 2018
With Occupational Therapy week celebrations kicking off over the weekend, I thought this would be a great chance to answer some questions about Paediatric Occupational Therapy and rediscover some of the things that make OT so great! What is OT? Occupational therapy is an allied health profession that focusses on building skills and improving participation […]Read more Happy Occupational Therapy Week!
Ever wondered what a typical day is like for our Psychologists at Real Therapy Solutions? Well our Provisional Psychologist, Zac Chadwick has decided to give some insight (with added humour) into a typical day for him. ENJOYRead more A day in the life of a Psychologist at Real Therapy Solutions
Sometimes we can have difficulty keeping our attention focused. But did you know that our attention is actually resource limited? That’s why it can be hard to do two things at once, like driving and talking. Attention being focused away from goals can sometimes be so disruptive, we enter what is called a ‘ruminative […]Read more REGULATING ATTENTION
With the World Health Organisation adding Gaming Disorder into the International Classification of Diseases Edition 11 the gaming world has gone into chaos, and frustration. Rest assured this does not mean that if you love gaming you will now be diagnosed with a mental illness. However the concern over how much some people sit at […]Read more Children and Gaming
What is vocabulary and why is it important? Vocabulary refers to the words your child is able to understand as well as the words they use in sentences. It is important your child has an age appropriate vocabulary across their entire childhood. From early childhood, your child is using their vocabulary to communicate with you […]Read more How to support your child’s Vocabulary Development
‘School readiness’ measures a child’s development in knowledge, skills and behaviours that collaboratively enable children to participate effectively and succeed in the school environment. Often parents believe that school readiness refers to their child’s ability to perform in academic skill areas such as reading, writing and basic maths. However, this is not the case! […]Read more What are school readiness skills?