WHY DO OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST’S CORRECT PENCIL GRIP?

Why does it really matter? A question I am constantly being asked as an Occupational Therapist by concerned parents for a good reason! Pencil grip isn't just about being able to hold a pencil in the correct way for writing, it sets up posture, core strength and muscle tone. An incorrect pencil grip can lead to learning difficulties, pain and other issues.
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AVOIDING CHRISTMAS MELTDOWNS

Christmas.... a time for giving, celebration and of course Santa. Its also a time for spending time with friends and family!! Whilst visiting friends and relatives and attending parties and social gathering can be fun, it can be stressful and anxiety provoking for children with autism, disabilities, sensory or attentional difficulties. Not knowing what to expect at these gatherings, who will [...]
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AVOIDING MISDIAGNOSIS IN OUR CHILDREN

The overlap of symptoms between different disorders can be confusing for parents, and at times therapists!!!. When understanding the complexity of this it is important to realise that different therapists receive training in different areas. For example a Psychologist is trained extensively in human behaviour and cognitions making them better placed to understand behavioural disorders […]
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