July 2015 - Gateway Therapies

Kids Chairs. How to select the best one for your child.

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Guest post.  Kids Chairs. Your child is growing and now at the age where they are sitting to draw, play and possibly starting to write. You are thinking that it would be valuable for their health to invest in a chair that supports their physical needs and their learning goals. Like most parents you are also looking for

Jul 20, 2015 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

Getting the most out of your therapist

Engaging a therapist can be a hugely overwhelming experience for families. You’ve identified a need, or have been referred by a trusted professional, but the process involved in actually engaging a therapist can be quite daunting. There are many important things to consider, such as: 1. What are the therapist’s qualifications and training specific to my child’s needs?

Jul 11, 2015 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

My child doesn’t like writing or drawing! What do I do?

Image Credit: Acorn Ergonomics By Occupational Therapist, Siddhi Rawat   Is your child thinking ”Writing? So boring mum!” Are you thinking “How should I make him write?” Many children do not enjoy writing or drawing. Many parents wonder why! Here’s a couple of things to remember. Holding a pencil is not always easy To hold a pencil

Jul 10, 2015 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

Super Spaces for Superheroes

GUEST POST Tips on creating adjustable kids spaces. Superhero headquarters are more than just a place to store toys and clothes, sleep and make mess. After a tough day fighting crime it’s where kids can be kids, free to rest, create, learn, play, make friendships and plan the next heroic battle. Superspaces may be in

Jul 07, 2015 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments