The Adaptable Brain

Child Neuroplasticity – An Overview We are always evolving, learning and changing, as children and as adults. Our brains, especially, are always adapting by what […]

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Does Your Child Need Occupational Therapy?

How do you know if your child needs Occupational Therapy? These are some of the red flags to look out for: - · Does your child have difficulty hopping, skipping, and catching a ball? · Are they clumsy, frequently trip and bump into things? · Do they struggle to keep up with their peers in their sporting team? · Do they struggle to hold a pencil correctly? · Can they use scissors efficiently? · Have they got weak fingers and poor dexterity?

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The Importance of Good Sitting Posture for Handwriting

Maintaining good posture ensures your body is in good alignment and that stress on your muscles, joints and ligaments are distributed evenly across your body. Poor posture can cause increased strain on your body, leading to fatigue, tight or achy muscles in your neck, back, arms and legs, joint stiffness and pain. Sitting with good posture during handwriting tasks, is therefore very important and while most issues with handwriting are often associated with poor fine motor skills or difficulties with pencil grip, the impact of good sitting posture and core strength are often overlooked.

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