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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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Life as a deaf OT

Life as a deaf OT

LIFE AS A DEAF OT Elana Solomon, a school-based Occupational Therapist, talks about her experiences as an OT with hearing loss. My name is Elana Solomon and I obtained my Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy (Honours) at the University of Cape Town in...

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SA-ACAPAP

SA-ACAPAP

SA-ACAPAP By Liani Austin As occupational therapists (OTs) we pride ourselves as “team players”. We take hands and work within a multi-disciplinary team, along with fellow healthcare professionals, because we truly believe that “together we are stronger”. OTs...

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Sensory Integration Simplified

Sensory Integration Simplified

SENSORY INTEGRATION SIMPLIFIED. A blog about sensory integration by Liani Austin *Please visit SAISI’s website www.instsi.co.za for further information on sensory integration. Sensory integration. These two words have shown up on many parenting blogs the last couple...

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How to create your own assessment kit

How to create your own assessment kit

Thank you to Amy van Schoor for putting together this blog on creating your own assessment kit.  What a wonderful adventure the EASI is and will continue to be.  One of the drawcards of the EASI is the ability to create your own assessment kit.  This got us thinking:...

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Shopping for the holidays: The skill in choosing a gift

Shopping for the holidays: The skill in choosing a gift

This weeks blog post is written by Anneri Oosthuizen, a South-African paediatric occupational therapist who is qualified in Ayres Sensory Integration.  Anneri has always been passionate about helping babies and children with sensory processing disorder and serving...

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