PIF Categories: CYP Occupational therapy

Focus, attention and concentration

Date: 06/07/2021 | Category:

Some children find it difficult to sustain their attentionĀ particularly toĀ a given task. This can beĀ dueĀ to frustration, and/or sensory sensitivities or underlying anxiety. Monitoring their behaviour can often be helpful to […]

Fidgeting is OK

Date: 06/07/2021 | Category:

Just as our eyes and ears send information about what we see and hear to the brain, parts of our muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments sense the position of our […]

Drawing skills – drawing a person

Date: 06/07/2021 | Category:

Drawing a person What is it? Your child draws a person with head, facial features, body, arms, legs, feet and hands. All body parts are positioned correctly in relation to […]

Calming ideas

Date: 06/07/2021 | Category:

Please keep in mind that these strategies are not specific to every child, not all children respond in the same way to sensory input. It is worth trialling some of […]

Alerting ideas

Date: 06/07/2021 | Category:

Please keep in mind that these strategies are not specific to every child, not all children respond in the same way to sensory input. It is worth trialling some of […]

Activities to support development of using a pencil

Date: 06/07/2021 | Category:

Learning how to hold a pencil will take practice. It is important to let children have experience of mark-making. Give them crayons, pens, pencils, paint and chalk, and let them […]