What Do Babies See?

Upon birth, infants have relatively poor eyesight. But by the time they reach their first birthday, their vision is almost fully formed.

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Five Signs Your Child May Need Occupational Therapy

Five Signs Your Child May Need Occupational Therapy

During the first 1000 days of a child's life, they go through many changes and stages as they develop from infancy to childhood. One important area of development that is crucial to their overall growth and well-being is the brain. Over this time period, the brain...

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC): Access Methods & Selection Techniques

There are many ways we can choose to communicate. For example, when a child is too shy to speak to an unfamiliar partner, they may whisper their message in an accompanying adult’s ear to convey it for them. In AAC, how a child interacts with a device to control it for communication, is referred to as the access method or selection technique. The method an individual uses to select items for communication can vary, the most well-known option is pointing. This blog will discuss other access methods for children with varying physical and sensory needs.

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What Is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy in paediatrics uses participation in purposeful, age-appropriate activities that enable children to develop their sensory, motor and perceptual abilities. We aim to facilitate improved participation in a child’s areas of occupation including their...

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It’s Tummy Time!

It’s Tummy Time!

Parents are overwhelmed with information from various media platforms on how to maximise their baby’s development. Oftentimes they are met with conflicting information from these platforms and they are left more confused than before. One of the most confusing data is...

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Music Therapy with Infants (0-3 Years)

Music Therapy with Infants (0-3 Years)

Why Use Music for Babies?Research suggests that babies prefer music over simple speech sounds. It has been proven that infants between 5 months and 2 years respond to music by rocking and moving their bodies to the music. Not only do they rock and move to...

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