PIF Categories: CYP Occupational therapy

How to tie a tie using the pratt knot method

Date: 09/08/2021 | Category:

What is the pratt knot method? It’s a method of tying a tie which you can use to demonstrate to a child how to tie their school tie. Download a […]

How to put on a jumper

Date: 06/08/2021 | Category:

Follow our visual guide below on how to put on a jumper. Step 1 Hold up the jumper in front of you. Step 2 Face the front of the jumper […]

How to dress the right way round

Date: 06/08/2021 | Category:

Why it’s important Teaching your child to put their clothes on the right way round is an important life skill. Ensuring your child can do this confidently will help them […]

How to dress in the right order

Date: 06/08/2021 | Category:

Why it’s important Teaching your child to put their clothes on in the right order is an important life skill. Ensuring your child can do this confidently will help them […]

How to fasten buttons

Date: 06/08/2021 | Category:

Start by practicing fine motor skills and bilateral activities For your child to complete small fiddly tasks such as fastening and undoing buttons, they will find it helpful to practice […]

How to break down a dressing task using the backward chaining method

Date: 06/08/2021 | Category:

What is the backward chaining method? It’s a way of breaking down a task into smaller, simple steps. Start with the last step in the task and work backwards to […]

The importance of play

Date: 06/08/2021 | Category:

Why early manipulative play is important In the early stages children learn to use their hands. They develop fine motor skills through different stages from sensory awareness to in-hand manipulation […]

Jumping, hopping and skipping

Date: 06/08/2021 | Category:

What skills does a child need to jump, hop and skip? Children must be able to propel themselves off the floor, either on the spot or moving forwards. This requires […]

Ball skills

Date: 06/08/2021 | Category:

What skills does a child need to play with a ball? Children need a range of skills including the ability to: visually track the ball bi-manual skills to bring the […]

Feeding and mealtimes

Date: 05/08/2021 | Category:

Helping your child learn to feed themselves can be a lot of fun. Do not expect every mouthful to be a success, and be prepared for a mess! Strategies for […]