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Don’t be a dummy when it comes to dummies

Many parents find it difficult to know when is the best time to start weaning their little one off sucking dummies. Dummies provide a way for babies and toddlers to soothe and cope with stressors around them.  As your child … Continue reading

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Building Resilience in Children – 20 Practical and Powerful Strategies

In today’s world, where children are constantly being compared and pushed to perform, it is easy to lose confidence and your sense of self-worth, if you do not feel you are the best or the brightest.    Thank you to … Continue reading

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How to boost your child’s immune system through food

When children are in close contact with each other (day care/ schools), viruses tend to spread like wild fire.  Constant visits to the doctor are expensive and it is not ideal to be on medication every other week.  It is … Continue reading

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Is toilet training driving you potty?!

Wet beds, wet pants, unmentionable messes… all parents have a story or two to tell about their toilet training journey. Especially those parenting children with special needs. Here are a few tips, tricks and encouragements to keep you going. 10 … Continue reading

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The decline of play in pre-schoolers and the rise in sensory issues

  There is a growing epidemic of children who excel academically, but have difficulty with social, emotional and motor skills, as pre-schools reduce outside free play time and increase more formal classroom time.  Pre-schoolers are becoming more easily frustrated, less … Continue reading

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Christmas from an ADHD perspective

The Christmas season has a different effect on different people.  For some it is a time to celebrate love and friendship and for others Christmas is a time of great cheer and excitement. Some people, on the other hand, feel … Continue reading

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Sensory Integration Workshop 8 September

SI Workshop will focus on: What is Sensory Integration? What is the cause? Why does it matter in class? Strategies to use in the classroom Date:                     Friday, 8 September 2017 Venue:                   Et Al Therapy and Learning Centre, 7 … Continue reading

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The use of Technology in Children aged 0 – 5

Technology has undoubtedly impacted positively on many aspects of modern living. More than ever before, we are able to connect with almost anyone in the world at the touch of a button.Technology has also revolutionised the way we do business, … Continue reading

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Gross Motor Workshop 4 August 2017

Workshop at Et Al Therapy Centre: Gross Motor Development (Pre-school child) Will focus on:  – Normal gross motor development (age 4-7) and the importance of optimum development –  Posture and postural control  – Low muscle tone, sensory integration, bilateral integration, … Continue reading

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The Effects of Father Involvement

Since it is June and the month we celebrate Father’s day, we wanted to share the following interesting research regarding father involvement  with you. This document presents an updated overview of the key trends in the father involvement literature. While … Continue reading

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WORKSHOP 9 September 2016

Fine motor skills in the class room

Fine motor skills in the class room

Fine motor skills in the class room