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Changing Your Career After a Major Injury

Guest Blog Post by Upskilled An injury that is severe enough to prevent you from being able to continue with your career can be devastating, leading to a radical change to your life and your future. The negative issues that arise in respect of work following a major injury not only stem from the fact

Oct 14, 2016 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

Cutting Edge Dental Tool Inadvertently Helps Kids With Autism

When the mother of Mr 11 took him to the dentist, the answer was always the same – if he didn’t do something to improve his dental hygiene, he risked losing multiple teeth. Mr 11 (who wishes to remain anonymous) has moderate autism which results in a big aversion to oral care. His mother faces

Jul 25, 2016 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

Learning to write your name: Pre-school Name Activities and Tip

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Learning to write your name: Fun activities and tips by Krystal Warburton, from Sweet Elephants (retailers of exceptional educational games for kids) Learning to write your name deepens ones sense of identity and kids naturally love to learn how to write and spell their names. So, how do we jump aboard their enthusiasm train to help them? Firstly,

Jan 14, 2016 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

Protected: Cool Cats Club for children with ASD

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Dec 28, 2015 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

Kids with sensory issues: Tips on haircuts

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GUEST POST by Paula Schaumberg. You can only avoid getting your child’s hair cut for so long. Eventually though, it won’t be pretty! In fact it could become messy, oily, knotty, dry or unhealthy. You might also have a special occasion coming up like a wedding or family photo shoot, and want your child to

Nov 13, 2015 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

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

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

Why doesn’t my child like birthday parties??

Guest post by creators of Ben’s School Daze – Magnetic Moves  Birthday parties, why not all children love them Birthday parties can be an exciting time and create wonderful memories for children, the excitement of seeing their friends, fun games to play, yummy food to eat, and of course opening presents and singing happy birthday.  So why

Jun 16, 2015 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

Kids Furniture: 11 Essential Tips for Good Posture

Guest post by Angela Forbes, Occupational Therapist and Ergonomic Consultant at Acorn Ergonomics.   Spend some time in most offices and you will see ergonomic furniture and fittings helping adults go about their day with good posture, better health and productivity. Why? Employers understand the cost benefits of reduced absenteeism, injury related claims and improvements in productivity with

Jun 11, 2015 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments

Ben’s School Daze Competition


May 30, 2015 / by Nicole Grant / No Comments