Young girl learning to balance in Occupational Therapy session

Developing balance in young children

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Developing balance in young children is super important because it helps them move around confidently and safely. It is all about being able to stay steady when standing, walking, or doing other activities. It’s a big part of what lets kids explore their world, play sports, and even just get through their daily routines. Let’s look at why this skill is so important and some fun ways to help kids improve it. Why Balance Matters Foundation for Movement: It is the foundation for all kinds of movement. Whether kids are running, jumping, or riding a bike, they need good balance…

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Child on a bolster swing in an Occupational Therapy clinic with an Occupational Therapist for developmental delay or autism in Bondi Junction and Mascot in Sydney working on postural development

Postural development in young children

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Postural development is super important for young children because it helps them learn to sit, stand, and move around with good balance and control. Good posture means that the body is aligned properly, which is crucial for all sorts of activities, from playing to learning. Let’s dive into why postural development matters and how it impacts a child’s growth and daily life. Why Postural Development Matters Foundation for Movement: Good posture is the foundation for all movement. When children have strong postural skills, they can move more easily and safely. This includes sitting up straight, standing tall, and moving their…

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Low muscle tone with Occupational Therapist in Bondi Junction and Mascot

Low Muscle Tone

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Understanding Low Muscle Tone in Children and How Occupational Therapy Helps Low muscle tone, or hypotonia, is a condition where children have decreased muscle tension. This can make their muscles feel floppy and weak, leading to challenges in movement and coordination. Understanding low muscle tone and how occupational therapy can help is crucial for supporting children’s development. Let’s explore what low muscle tone is, its signs, causes, and how occupational therapy can make a difference. What is Low Muscle Tone? Low muscle tone means that the muscles have less tension than usual. This can affect how muscles contract and hold…

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Motor delay in 1 year old with Occupational Therapist in Bondi Junction and Mascot

Motor Delay In 1 Year Old Children

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Motor skills are essential for a child’s overall development. They help children move, explore their environment, and perform everyday activities. By the age of one, most children have started to develop both fine and gross motor skills. However, some children may experience motor delays, meaning they are not meeting the expected milestones for their age. Understanding these delays and knowing how to support a child can make a significant difference. Here’s what you need to know about motor delay in 1-year-old children. What is Motor Delay? Motor delay occurs when a child does not achieve the typical milestones for motor…

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Child learning scissors skills in Occupational Therapy session

Scissor skills for children

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Scissor skills are an important part of a child’s development. Using scissors helps children improve their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and concentration. Here are some key points about teaching scissor skills to children: Why Scissor Skills Matter Fine Motor Skills: Scissor activities strengthen the small muscles in children’s hands. These muscles are important for writing, buttoning clothes, and other tasks. Hand-Eye Coordination: Cutting with scissors requires children to use their hands and eyes together. This coordination is crucial for many everyday activities. Focus and Concentration: Cutting shapes and lines helps children learn to focus on a task. This can…

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child doing sensory diet in Occupational Therapy session in Bondi Junction and Mascot

What is a Sensory Diet?

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A sensory diet is a carefully planned set of activities and strategies designed to meet the sensory needs of young children. It is like a balanced diet with different foods keeps our bodies healthy. A sensory diet provides a variety of sensory experiences to help children’s brains and bodies function well. Sensory diets are especially helpful for children who have sensory processing challenges. However, they can benefit all children by supporting their development and well-being. Let’s explore what a sensory diet is, why it’s important, and the benefits it offers for young children. What is a Sensory Diet? A sensory…

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Children learning emotional rgulation in Occupational Therapy session in Bondi Junction and Mascot

What is Emotional Regulation?

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Emotional regulation is the ability to manage and respond to our feelings in a healthy way. For young children, this means learning how to understand, express, and control their emotions. It’s an important skill that helps them navigate social interactions, handle stress, and develop resilience. Let’s explore what emotional regulation is in young children, why it’s important, and how we can help them develop this essential skill. What is Emotional Regulation? Emotional regulation involves recognizing and managing our emotions. For young children, this means learning to identify their feelings, understand what causes them, and find appropriate ways to express and…

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Children with attention issues doing regulating activity in Occupational Therapy session in Bondi Junction and Mascot

Why children have attention issues

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Attention issues are common among young children and can be a source of concern for parents and teachers. Understanding why young children have attention issues can help in addressing these challenges effectively. Let’s explore the reasons behind attention issues in young children and what can be done to support them. Developmental Stage One of the main reasons young children have attention issues is their developmental stage. Children’s brains are still growing and developing. Consequently, their ability to focus and pay attention is not fully matured. Just like how a toddler learns to walk before they can run, their ability to…

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scooter boards benefits in Occupational Therapy session in Bondi Junction and Mascot

Benefits Of Scooter Boards

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Benefits of Scooter Boards Scooter boards are a popular tool in occupational therapy programs for children and they offer many benefits. They are small, flat boards with wheels that children can sit or lie on and propel themselves with their hands or feet. Using scooter boards offers numerous benefits that help children develop important skills. Let’s explore the key benefits of scooter boards in occupational therapy. Improving Gross Motor Skills Strengthening Muscles: Propelling themselves on a scooter board requires children to use their arms, legs, and core muscles. This activity helps strengthen these muscles, which is important for overall physical…

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Occupational Therapy gym in Mascot and Bondi Junction to use ESDM in the community

Benefits of an Occupational Therapy gym

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OneOnOne Children’s Therapy has a custom built Occupational Therapy gym. Let’s find out why we think this is a crucial part of our intervention program. An occupational therapy gym is a fantastic place for children with autism and developmental delays. It’s more than just a place to exercise; it’s a wonderland designed to help kids develop skills while having fun. Imagine a bright, colorful space filled with swings, slides, ball pits, and climbing walls. It’s like a playground with a purpose, where every piece of equipment and every activity is carefully chosen to support a child’s development. Physical Benefits The…

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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

What is Occupational Therapy for children?

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Occupational therapy for children is a type of therapy that helps kids develop skills needed for everyday activities. It focuses on helping children be more independent and successful in their daily lives. Here’s a closer look at what occupational therapy for children involves. What Is Occupational Therapy? Occupational therapy (OT) helps people of all ages with physical, sensory, or cognitive problems. For children, OT focuses on helping them develop skills needed for playing, learning, and daily activities like dressing, eating, and brushing teeth. Who Needs Occupational Therapy? Many children can benefit from OT. Here are some common reasons: Developmental Delays:…

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Child doing activity on gym ball for bilateral coordination in Occupational Therapy Clinic with Occupational Therapist in Bondi Junction and Mascot in Sydney

Bilateral Co-ordination – What is it?

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What is bilateral co-ordination and why is it important? Bilateral co-ordination, also known as bilateral integration, refers to one’s ability to simultaneously control and coordinate both sides of the body. Children who have difficulty with bilateral coordination have trouble with fine motor tasks, visual motor tasks, activities or daily living and gross motor activities. What are the different types of bilateral movements? There are different types of bilateral movements that a child needs to develop: Symmetrical movements – This involves both hands or legs performing the same action at the same time (i.e. rolling out playdoh, clapping, jumping with feet together,…

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