Headstart for Life

Category: Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy,School Readiness Programme,Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy,Therapeutic Play

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Welcome back to HeadStart for Life’s Beyond Therapy blog! As a speech-language therapist, I help children reach their developmental communication milestones. I know if a child makes progress by obse...

6 months ago by 1 minute

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Occupational Therapy,School Readiness Programme,Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy,Therapeutic Play

My Internship at HeadStart for Life

Hi everyone! Happy Chinese New Year from everyone at HeadStart for Life! HeadStart for Life was fortunate to have Cheryl join us as an intern for the past few weeks. This week, she is sharing her thou...

8 months ago by 2 minutes

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Occupational Therapy,School Readiness Programme,Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy,Therapeutic Play

Changing voices and lives: My internship at HeadStart for Life

Hi everyone! HeadStart for Life had been fortunate to have an intern, Joe, join us for 2 months in October and November 2017. As it is always interesting to hear from someone who is not already workin...

11 months ago by 2 minutes

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Occupational Therapy,School Readiness Programme,Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy,Therapeutic Play

Why Changes Are Good for Your Child

Hi there! Welcome back to HeadStart for Life’s Blog, Beyond Therapy! Do you feel we live in a world where structure is a religion and routine is a virtue. Experiences help shape our thinking, pr...

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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Occupational Therapy,School Readiness Programme,Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy

Integrating Sensory Procesing Approach and Behaviour Management

At HeadStart, we have seen parents who know if their child has sensory processing difficulty, thus behaviour problems are inevitable. However, not every behaviour problem is a result of sensory proces...

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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Occupational Therapy

Active or Hyperactive Child

Background Dashing off on the street; bouncing on the bed; climbing up the furniture, these all looked like elements of typical children’s play. However, the look of concern on the parents’ faces ...

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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Occupational Therapy,School Readiness Programme,Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy,Therapeutic Play

How to Prevent Your Child from Falling Sick

“Good morning, Audrey is sick today and won’t be coming to school today *sigh* ” – parent “Oh dear! Thats the 3rd time this term. Hope she gets well soon and you take car...

2 years ago by 2 minutes

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Occupational Therapy,School Readiness Programme,Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy,Therapeutic Play

What We Know About Behavioural Disorders Among Children

A behaviour of a child or an adult can be influenced by the context of the environment they are placed in. Problem behaviours can be a consequence of being faced with a challenging or unpleasant envir...

2 years ago by 2 minutes

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Occupational Therapy

Sensory Life

The Dilemma of Sensory Diet In Singapore, a child with occupational therapy needs typically sees an occupational therapist once per week. As such, the child probably gets sensory inputs once per week....

2 years ago by 2 minutes

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Occupational Therapy,School Readiness Programme,Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy,Therapeutic Play

Early Intervention for Children with Special Needs

Parents of today have high expectations and dreams of what they want for their children’s future. They want the best for their children and would enrol them in preschool programmes and enrichment cl...

2 years ago by 2 minutes

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Occupational Therapy,School Readiness Programme

5 Art Projects for Kids with Sensory Issues

Hello! I hope you liked my post on Art and Perspective! I love Art! So I am here again to give you 5 ideas on art projects for kids with sensory issues! Art is an expression of creative skill and imag...

2 years ago by 2 minutes

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Occupational Therapy

Understanding Handwriting Skills in Children

Handwriting refers to a person’s writing created with a writing tool such as a pencil. It is a complex fine motor skill dependent on the integration of eye-hand coordination, attention and moto...

2 years ago by 1 minute

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Occupational Therapy

Stimming: What is it and what can we do about it?

What is stimming?  The term “stimming” is short for self-stimulatory behaviours. It is also known as “stereotypical repetitive” behaviours. Common stimming behaviours include:...

2 years ago by 1 minute

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Occupational Therapy,Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy

5 Fun & Creative Imaginative Play Ideas for Kids

Our society has evolved from using stones to build houses to using stones as decorations in our houses. And since the stone-age, we have made so much progress that we have become a world with all of ...

2 years ago by 3 minutes

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Occupational Therapy,School Readiness Programme,Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy,Therapeutic Play

Beyond Therapy! Launch of HeadStart for Life Blog!

Hello there! Did you know that on this very day 140 years ago on 7 March in 1876, Alexandra Graham Bell patented the telephone? Fast forward to the present, the way we communicate has certainly come ...

2 years ago by 1 minute

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