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The anxious child and the not-so-welcome worry monster

The anxious child and the not-so-welcome worry monster

THE ANXIOUS CHILD AND THE NOT-SO-WELCOME WORRY MONSTER  Adjusting to a new school or class – welcome to the new year!  By Liani Austin    I noticed her standing there. Serious. Sullen. Sad. So I scooped her up and took her to my occupational therapy (OT) room. As she...

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Something for the holidays

Something for the holidays

Something for the holidays By Dr Tharina Annandale During the year we really look forward to the holidays, but as soon as we are two weeks into the December holidays, the children start to fight and we get frustrated with them. In a lot of families, different members...

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Guidelines for school readiness for parents

Guidelines for school readiness for parents

Guidelines for school readiness Dear parents, Spring is in the air! This means the changing of seasons and the beautiful colours of spring blossoms all around us. It also means that the end of the last term for your preschooler is around the corner. School readiness...

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ADHD. The D of dichotomy

ADHD. The D of dichotomy

ADHD. The D of dichotomy Written by Anneri Oosthuizen I believe that ADHD is a dichotomy, a condition of contrast… people living with ADHD are either exceptionally energetic or really tired, we are very sad or very happy, extremely excited or deeply disappointed,...

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Breastfeeding Awareness Week

Breastfeeding Awareness Week

1-7 August 2023 This is my quote, and also the slogan of my Practice: ‘Every child is a different kind of flower, and altogether makes the world a beautiful garden’ Meet Lisa Ras, a qualified Speech-Language Therapist and South African Certified Lactation Consultant....

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Being mindful of others’ sensory sensitivity

Being mindful of others’ sensory sensitivity

Being mindful of others’ sensory sensitivity By Tharina Annandale I must say… I have been through three very interesting  months this year! I must definitely be one of the lucky ones! I have a sensory sensitive child. He is currently 13 years old and recently started...

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Social media and an OT’s ethical responsibility

Social media and an OT’s ethical responsibility

SOCIAL MEDIA AND AN OT’S ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITY A blog by Liani Austin If you think of the word professional, what image comes to mind? Perhaps the clichéd lady in an office with a French roll, pencil skirt, jacket and court shoes? If she is a professional, what would...

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