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Dove OT Facebook!

May 25, 2016

Dove Occupational Therapy is on Facebook! We regularly post articles, activities, ideas for home, updates on what Dove OT is doing and much more. Give Dove OT a like to keep up to date!

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School Occupational Therapy.

March 29, 2016

Dove Occupational Therapy provides on site individual therapy sessions to students at selected schools throughout the Perth metropolitan area. With an increasing number of school aged children being referred to Occupational Therapy services for learning and developmental support, it may be that your child could benefit from additional 1:1 therapy sessions at school. Recent studies suggest [...]

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Fine Motor Fun

June 18, 2015

Fine motor movements involve the coordination of small muscles in the hands and fingers. Strong fine motor skills are essential to complete tasks such as writing, cutting, using a fork or spoon, threading beads, moving puzzle pieces, zipping, buttoning, and tying shoe laces. Without well-developed fine motor skills, a child may have difficulty learning to [...]

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Fun Activities for Home!

June 8, 2015

Find it hard to think of activities for your children that are both fun and educational?? Check out our Dove OT pinterest site! We have categorised fun, innovative activities that are easily translated and implemented at home! Activities you will find may assist develop of skills in… handwriting gross motor fine motor editing written work bilateral coordination [...]

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Occupational Therapists Making a Difference in NY Schools.

May 22, 2015

Occupational Therapists have an important role to play in the school system! Sharp Rise in Occupational Therapy Cases at New York’s Schools – an article from the New York Times provides us with great insight as to what exactly OT’s have to offer for students, parents and teachers in the school community. At Dove OT, [...]

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Exciting news… We are on Facebook!

April 22, 2015

Find us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/otdove We post interesting articles, fun activities to do at home and more… Here’s what we look like:

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Up & Away Learning!

December 6, 2014

Are you looking for an interactive and engaging learning opportunity for your 3, 4 or 5 year old? Exciting new programs for Pre Kindy and Kindy aged children in 2015 to develop the necessary skills for Kindy. A fantastic opportunity to strengthen speech and language skills, gross and fine motor skills and sensory motor skills [...]

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Sensory Processing: Is it Sensory or Behaviour?

November 28, 2014

Helpful information in understanding sensory processing and using the sensory system to solve common behaviour/ attention problems in the classroom. What is Sensory Processing? Sensory processing is the ability to organize and interpret information received through the senses in everyday activities. The sensory information can include touch, sight, sound, taste, smell, sensation of movement in [...]

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Handy skills to have

December 16, 2013

Bilateral Integration Bilateral integration is the ability to use both sides of your body together in a coordinated way. You need to have bilateral coordination in all parts of your body, such as your legs for walking, and your eyes for seeing, but when talking about fine motor skills, we focus more on the bilateral [...]

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Hand and eye

November 11, 2013

Hand eye co-ordination is the ability of the eyes to guide the hands in movements. Why is it so important for your child to develop this skill? In gross motor games, hand eye co-ordination can help your child to catch a ball and hit a ball with a bat. In school, visual-motor integration, which is [...]

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