January 22, 2020

What OT recommendations would you give for a 10 year old female who still wets her bed?

There are so many different reasons why a child might still wet the bed at 10, so there are lots of things to try and rule out first. Some possible causes could be medical or physica...

December 10, 2019

How do you help your 3 yr old to hold a pencil properly to write? Thank you.

To answer your question directly, pencil grasp can be improved by using chunkier crayons or pencils, which are easier for smaller hands to hold. You can also break up the crayons to about...

November 29, 2019

Hi new to the whole process. My daughter was diagnosed with autism - she is 3 she is on the spectrum, she doesn't eat food, but will eat cereal and snacks. She also isn't speaking like a normal 3 year old. We haven't started therapy  yet but your place is on the list w...

November 21, 2019

Good day. My son was diagnosed with classic ASD when he was 5. He is now 9. He has been homeschooled for the past two years because the mainstream school was not a happy experience for him. He is verbal, can read and write, and learns whatever fascinated him (mainly mu...

November 21, 2019

Good evening. I will start out with thanking you for answering us parents. I have a 3 yr old on the spectrum. He hasn't been valuated as yet as it's costly and his appt at mt hope is a year from now, but he has all the signs. My question is how will I know if he needs...

September 12, 2016

I had done some work at a typical school and was amazed at how difficult it was for the entire class to pay attention for more than a few minutes (if so long!) I had a conversation with the principal as well and we were trying to figure out the reasons for this: was it...

February 9, 2016

Self-regulation: From the Boardroom to the Classroom

You're at a three-hour meeting that you "need" to attend. Fifteen minutes into the meeting your mind wanders, you start thinking about all the things that need to be done, what to cook for dinner, bills that need to...

February 9, 2016

What Sensory Processing Difficulties Feels Like

I jump out of the car at the supermarket - here to pick up a few things with Mummy. It's the end of a mentally tiring day, so I'm feeling pensive. On top of that, I woke up this morning with a sore throat that is irritat...

February 9, 2016

This is the million dollar question and to be honest, one I don't always like answering because the answer can be so diverse. In university my friend and I would call "dibs" on who had to answer anytime someone asked us.

 

Some years ago I was asked to answer the dreaded...

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