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The Sounds Write approach and why segmenting is taught from the first lesson.

By | Literacy

Sounds Write is a highly successful approach to literacy intervention for children who have fallen behind in reading and spelling. One of the reasons for this success is that it focuses on one of the most critical skill in learning to read and spell. That skill is segmenting, and Sounds Write focuses on this from the very first lesson. Segmenting is the ability to split words up into their separate speech sounds. Students then blend the sounds back together to read a word. Why is segmenting important? Every unit in the Sounds Write approach starts with this word building because:…

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What is hand dominance?

By | Occupational Therapy

Hand dominance is when one hand becomes stronger and more skilled than the other, becoming the preferred hand for tasks like writing, eating, and throwing a ball. For most people, this dominant hand is either the right hand or the left hand. It is an importaance part of children’s overall motor development. Understanding hand dominance in children is important because it plays a big role in their daily activities and development. Let’s explore what hand dominance is, how it develops, and why it matters. What is hand dominance? Hand dominance means that one hand is more skilled and comfortable performing…

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Dramatic Play Is So Important

By | General

Dramatic play, also known as pretend play or imaginative play, is a type of play where children take on roles and act out stories. This might involve pretending to be a doctor, a chef, a superhero, or even an animal. Dramatic play is not only fun but also incredibly important for children’s development. Here’s why dramatic play is so valuable: Boosting Creativity and Imagination in Dramatic Play Creativity: Dramatic play encourages children to use their imagination and creativity. They create their own scenarios, characters, and stories, which helps them think outside the box and come up with new ideas. Imagination:…

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Early Start Denver Model – Sydney


The Early Start Denver Model, ESDM, is a therapy for young children with autism. It reduces features of autism for children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years. OneOnOne Children’s Therapy  provides this cutting-edge intervention in Sydney. How does the ESDM work? ESDM Therapy uses a play-based approach. It has four levels that follow general development for children. However, it focuses on the areas that challenge young children with autism. Despite being play based, it involves intensive teaching. Every session in the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) aims to engage the child and teach every 20-30 seconds. This…

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