Child with Developmental Delay or Global Developmental Delay climbing in an Occupational Therapy session with an Occupational Therapist in Bondi Junction and Mascot in Sydney

Developmental Delay and Global Developmental Delay

By | General, Occupational Therapy

WHAT ARE DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY AND GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY? Developmental delay and global developmental delay are the terms used to describe a child whose development in delayed. WHAT IS CHILD DEVELOPMENT? Child development is the order or sequence that children acquire skills as they grow and learn. Children follow a general pattern of development. We expect children to learn things within a particular time frame, and we expect this across all areas of development. The steps in each area of development are called developmental milestones. Each developmental milestone has an age range that we expect the child to develop the skill in: Children usually start…

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Maintain holiday routines for children with autism

Maintain holiday routines

By | General

School holidays are a fun and exciting time for children. They get a break from school, enjoy more free time, and can explore new activities. However, keeping a routine during the school holidays is important. Routines help children feel secure, maintain good habits, and make the transition back to school easier. This is particularly true for children with additional needs, such as autism, as they often thrive in routine. Let’s explore why keeping a routine during the school holidays is so beneficial in a simple and fun way. Why Routines Matter Sense of Security: Children thrive on routines because they…

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dramatic play in ESDM session in speech pathology and occupational clinic in Bondi and Mascot

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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