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10 sensory toys you can make at home!


Louise Lavery is a content writer and the online content manager for Families Magazine & Families Online – a resource for parents with children aged 0-13. Families Magazine is the Clever Resource for Thinking Parents. 10 sensory toys you can make at home! Beautiful, engaging sensory toys for your child don’t have to break the

Mar 30, 2017 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

What is occupational therapy?

An interview with occupational therapist, Siddhi Rawat: WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND HOW DOES IT HELP? Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through ‘occupation’. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in preferred activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome

May 17, 2016 / 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

Abbey Medieval Festival – a great day out for Brisbane kids and families

If you’re looking for a great day out for the family that is different from anything you’ve ever experienced before, then you must consider the Abbey Medieval Festival.  Save the Date: 11 and 12 July, 2015 The festival is an annual event, hosted by the Abbey Museum, situated in Caboolture just 40 minutes north of

Jun 16, 2015 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

Healthy Home Office Habits

If you work from home, chances are you have or will experience musculoskeletal pain.   Remember back in the 80’s there was an epidemic of RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury)? You may at least, have heard of the term. The sudden increase in RSI cases coincided with the increased number of computers being used by office

Mar 04, 2014 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

Handwriting Screening

We recently published a blog post about handwriting as we are often contacted by parents with concerns about this area of their child’s development. We regularly undertake handwriting assessments for kids who are in Prep and Year One. Gateway Therapies’ mobile Occupational Therapists are offering handwriting screens to Brisbane families residing in the Strathpine region for

Apr 22, 2013 / by Nicole Grant / 1 Comment