School Readiness Tips

School Readiness Starting school is a big milestone in a child’s life, and it can be both an exciting and intimidating experience. As a parent or caregiver, there are many things you can do to help prepare your child for this new adventure. Here are 30 tips on preparing your child to start school: Start…

Workstation Setup Tips

Workstation Setup Tips Proper workstation setup is essential for maintaining good posture, reducing the risk of injury, and improving overall productivity. Here are 20 tips for setting up your computer workstation: 1. Use a chair with good lumbar support. 2. Adjust the height of your chair so your feet are flat on the floor. 3.…

January 2024 Newsletter

Shoalhaven OT Newsletter Well it is hard to believe that we are already in 2024! The team at Shoalhaven OT have already had a busy start to the new year and are planning for sessions for 2024. If you are still needing bookings made then please call the office on 44216013 to book a planning…

January 2024 School Holiday Groups

January 2024 School Holiday Groups    The school holidays are well and truly here, and I am sure like most parents you are looking for a way to entertain your children while they work on their goals.  At Shoalhaven Occupational Therapy we have a range of groups planned for the January 2024 School Holidays.  These…

Falls Prevention

FALLS PREVENTION Many people are at risk of having a fall as they get older.  Things that can increase your risk of falls include: Medications (we suggest having your medications reviewed regularly by your GP) Eyesight (we suggest having regular vision checks with your optometrist) Poor mobility and balance Environmental hazards[1] Some top tips from…

ADHD

All About ADHD

All About ADHD ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, this is a chronic condition which presents as an attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. Symptoms of ADHD will often interfere with daily activities and relationships as they can contribute to low self-esteem, troubled relationships and difficulty at school or work[1]. People with ADHD experience the…

Occupational Therapist

What Do Occupational Therapists Do?

What Do Occupational Therapists Do? A question we commonly get asked is “what do Occupational Therapists do?” Occupational therapists are health professionals that look at our clients’ everyday tasks and activities as well as seeing if there are ways, we can help to make things easier or safer for our clients[1]. At Shoalhaven Occupational Therapy…

Social Skills

What Are ‘Social Skills’?

WHAT ARE ‘SOCIAL SKILLS’? Social skills are the skills we use to communicate and interact with each other, both verbally and non-verbally, through gestures, body language and our personal appearance.  Social skills can help children make and maintain friendships, learn from others, and develop appropriate social awareness, hobbies, and interests! Developing social skills for kids…

Sensory Processing

Sensory Processing

SENSORY PROCESSING Sensory processing refers to the way our brain receives and interprets information from the world around us through our senses. For some individuals, processing sensory information can be challenging and overwhelming. However, there are several tips that can help make sensory processing easier. One tip is to create a sensory-friendly environment. This can…