Locked Down in Level 5 with a Sensory Seeker

This week’s post was written by mental health OT and SAISI board member, Tharina Annandale. Let me introduce you to my nine-year-old boy. He loves rugby and any form of rough play. He speaks loudly, likes to listen to loud music and never stops “running”. I...

Praxis and Rolling with the Corona-Coaster

I am very excited to share this week’s post, written by Stefanie Kruger.  She had an exciting interview this week with Dr Teresa May-Benson.  Happy reading! A roller coaster ride is known for its speed, intensity of highs and lows, unexpected turns, and even...

Sensory Deprivation for the elderly in COVID times

By Sally Fraser-Mackenzie Despite the fact that most of my work is based in SI and paediatrics, I’ve always had a strong passion for mental health and the elderly. I have been working closely with some elderly clients in the past few years. Through regular sessions, I...
SAISI Stress Ball Challenge

SAISI Stress Ball Challenge

So being on Day 6 of lock down, and some of us having been at home much longer than that with kids, we decided you need a blog post that provides some comic relief as well as provides a challenge, both physical and mental. Presenting: The SAISI Stress Ball Challenge...
6 Researched and Real Dangers of Screen Time

6 Researched and Real Dangers of Screen Time

Today’s blog post is written by Karen Powell, who is in private practice, is a member of the SAISI Board and has a special interest in the decline of the child’s occupation of play. Screen time debate – some real facts I think we all have come to a...