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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Tips for Saving, Freezing, and Reusing Breast Milk

Tips for Saving, Freezing, and Reusing Breast Milk

By following recommended storage and preparation techniques, breastfeeding mothers and caregivers of infants and children who are breastfed can maintain the safety and quality of expressed breast milk for the health of the baby. These are general...

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Vision: What Can My Baby See in The First Year?

Vision: What Can My Baby See in The First Year?

At BirthAt birth, a baby blinks in response to light. A new-born baby may focus on a stationary object fairly well, but would likely not follow it if it moves.  It is easier for a new-born baby to see something next to them using peripheral vision, as...

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Fostering Self-Regulation in Infants and Toddlers

Fostering Self-Regulation in Infants and Toddlers

What is Self-Regulation?It is the capacity to which a child can manage their responses, both behaviorally and emotionally, to changes in their environment or within situations[1]. In practical terms, it is the way your child copes with changes in their...

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