PIF Categories: CYP Occupational therapy

Development guide from 18 months to 3 years

Date: 05/08/2021 | Category:

How your child will develop The first 3 years of a child’s life is a period of rapid development. All children develop at their own pace. The importance of the […]

Development guide from birth to 18 months

Date: 05/08/2021 | Category:

How your child will develop Your baby will develop in their own unique way at their own pace. Their brain develops rapidly during their first 3 years. The interactions they […]

Writing – preparing your child for learning how to write

Date: 05/08/2021 | Category:

Children enjoy making marks, drawing and painting. These activities help them to develop hand and finger coordination and prepare them for learning how to write. How to help your child […]

Getting dressed

Date: 05/08/2021 | Category:

This sometimes feels like a struggle for you and your child but you can make it fun. Follow our simple tips and techniques to help your child learn how to […]

Fun ways to play

Date: 05/08/2021 | Category:

Why play is important Play is the most important activity for the children under 5 years. It’s how they learn about themselves, the world around them and their place in […]

Shoulder and core strength

Date: 20/07/2021 | Category:

Why is having a strong core important? It helps us stay upright when we sit and write at a table for example. It’s also helpful when we play, ride a […]

Bilateral intergration and co-ordination

Date: 20/07/2021 | Category:

What is bilateral integration? It’s a neurological process where the sensations from both sides of our body combine or ‘integrate’ together. Bilateral integration is a foundation skill for bilateral co-ordination […]

In-hand manipulation

Date: 20/07/2021 | Category:

What is in-hand manipulation? It’s when you use your fingers and thumb to move an object into position for an activity using one hand. For example, picking up a pen and […]

Pincer grip

Date: 20/07/2021 | Category:

What is a pincer grip? It’s a developmental milestone that’s normally formed using the thumb and index finger. A pincer grip allows you to pick up small objects. It usually […]

Hand dominance

Date: 20/07/2021 | Category:

What is hand dominance? It’s the hand that you use to write and perform most activities. How to help your child establish hand dominance It’s important to encourage daily activities […]