What is occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy is a client-centered health profession enabling engagement in occupations of self-care, play, leisure and work in order for individuals, groups or communities to achieve health and well-being. An occupational therapist works on developing a person’s independence and quality of life.
A pediatric occupational therapist focuses on developing a child’s skills in various areas of play, self-care and school so that they are able to reach their full potential and be as independent as possible in their everyday activities.
Intervention may focus on improving their skills in a range of areas including:
- Play and playfulness
- Self-care skills (such as feeding, toileting, dressing etc)
- Fine & gross motor skills
- School-related skills (such as handwriting, organisational skills, attending and regulation etc)
- Sensory integration and processing difficulties.
What is the difference between play and playfulness?
Play is the observable action and can be described as a transaction between a child and their surrounding environment. Playfulness on the other hand, describes a child’s inherent disposition or attitude to engage in play opportunities.
What is sensory integration?
Sensory integration is the process by which we receive information through our senses, organise this information, and use it to participate in our everyday activities. This includes the five familiar senses: touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste. As well as our two hidden senses: vestibular (our movement and balance sense) and proprioception (our body awareness sense).
What is meant by caregiver?
A caregiver is anyone who takes care of or has children under their care for whole or part of the day.
What is meant by a family unit?
We refer to a family unit as all members that share and live as one household including extended and non-direct family members.
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Who is the e-learning platform for?
This is relevant for all caregivers, including parents, early childhood teachers and carers, aupairs or anyone who would feel that they could benefit from guidance and support in children’s development and play skills.
Which age range does this cover?
What topics will be covered?
You will gain knowledge and practical ‘how to’ tips on various play and child development topics, Including but not limited to: gross and fine motor development, sensory integration and processing, self-regulation, visual perceptual development, visual motor integration development, play development, developing free play skills and more.
What will I get access to?
- Full access to our growing library on various play and child development topics
- One monthly morning (CAT) Zoom PlayMore members support call
- One evening morning (CAT) Zoom PlayMore members support call
- First access to group courses and workshops
- All videos, handouts and other resources can be accessed within your time frame and schedule, whenever it suits you!
When will the masterclasses take place?
A new monthly masterclass will be uploaded on our Obami learning platform. Keep an eye on social media posts and the event section on our learning platform for release dates.
Where will masterclasses take place?
Our monthly masterclasses will no longer be live. A new monthly masterclass will be uploaded directly onto our Obami learning platform for you to view in your own time. Keep an eye on social media posts and the event section on our learning platform for release dates.
What do you mean by an ongoing video series and library?
This means that we will upload masterclasses and handouts on different topics every month.
How do I access the library material?
To access the library material and resources you will need to press the login button on the PlayMore website. Alternatively all handouts will also be uploaded onto Obami under the relevant masterclass section.
Can I find this information on the internet for free?
There certainly is a lot of information out there, however not all information is grounded in theory and research. Information and topics discussed on this platform will be guided and curated by a registered professional of the applicable field.
Do you have a refund policy?
How do I cancel my monthly subscription?
What if I only want to join for one month to listen to a specific masterclass?
I can’t find my email confirmation, order number or tax invoice following payment?
Please check your spam folder, as occasionally, first time orders or emails may not go straight to inbox. Mark the email as not spam/safe to ensure future emails from PlayMore are sent straight to your inbox.
What platform do you use?
From 1 June 2020 we will be making use of Obami as our online learning platform and will no longer have the Facebook closed group and alternative link as we move all members to one platform. New members will receive their Obami login details 24-48 hours after making their successful subscription order. (Please allow more time over public holidays and long weekends).