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.
ABOUT THE ONLINE PRODUCTS
Who is the online products for?
This is relevant for all caregivers, including parents, therapists, 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.
Which age range does this cover?
This will be most relevant for caregivers with children between the ages of birth to 8 years of age.
Where will online talks and coaching take place?
The online talks, workshops and play coaching will be offered via the Zoom platform. Should you be a school or organisation interested in in person training, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What platform do you use for the self paced course?
From 14th July 2022, the self-paced online course PlayMore FearLess will be hosted on the Teachable platform.
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.
Do you have a refund policy?
Unfortunately, due to the nature of this service, we are unable to offer refunds on online talks, workshops and play coaching.
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