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The Importance of Play

By Potential Occupational Therapy • August 17th, 2018

Through play children learn about their bodies and the world around them. It’s a child’s job, or ‘occupation’, to PLAY. Through play children have fun, learn new skills, learn how to get along with other children, be independent and express themselves.  Play is complex and can be viewed in many different ways. Play does, however,more…

3 Year Old’s and Play

By Potential Occupational Therapy • August 17th, 2018

If a child was asked to list their occupation, it should say “Player”. This is their job! And a very important one! Through play children learn to interact with their environment, practicing their motor, social, cognitive and language skills. True play is child initiated, child directed, fun, spontaneous, engaging and safe. By 3.5 years oldmore…

Autism and Physical Activity

By Potential Occupational Therapy • August 17th, 2018

Physical activity is known to have great health benefits for so many systems of the body as well as the mind in producing calm and controlling anxiety. Evidence shows however that “children with Autism Spectrum disorder are less physically active and fit than their typically developing peers” . When adolescents were asked why they didn’tmore…

Yes my child has trouble sitting still and concentrating at school – but don’t all kids?

By Potential Occupational Therapy • July 17th, 2014
Yes my child has trouble sitting still and concentrating at school – but don’t all kids?

Yes and no, – lets face it, most kids would rather be out playing in the playground than sitting still inside the classroom in a spelling lesson. But generally, for children to be active participants in the classroom and for them to be present and available to learn what the teacher is trying to teachmore…