Core Strength & Posture

Janie EchtGross MotorLeave a Comment

Occupational Therapists throughout the developed world are reporting an increased prevalence of children presenting with decreased core strength and poor postural endurance. Many theories exist to try to explain this rise in motor challenges in our kids. Some of the more popular theories point the finger at three main features of out modern lifestyles: 1. less opportunities for kids to … Read More

SPD Red Flags

Janie EchtSensory Processing DisorderLeave a Comment

Children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) have difficulty taking in and organising the information from their sensory systems in order to respond appropriately. Many of their behaviours may initially just seem “quirky”, however when these differences begin to interfere with the child’s daily activities, such as eating, dressing, getting ready for school, sitting attentively to learn and making friends then … Read More