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April School Holiday Intensive
We would like to thank everyone for their participation in our first school holiday intensive block. The Little Bodies Therapy team thoroughly enjoyed working with everyone and we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did!
We had some fantastic success stories to kick off, with Miss Ruby deciding that it was about time to start walking independently, Mr Jaxon working out how to transition onto his hands and knees by himself and Mr Malachi stepping like a star while racking up the miles in the green race-running machine.
Here are just a few cheeky snaps of some of the super stars!
Term 2 Weekly Therapy
If you have any NDIS reviews before the end of June, we kindly ask that you discuss with Ash as soon as possible to ensure that any progress or assistive technology reports can be completed in a timely manner.
July and October School Holiday Intensives
To assist with NDIS budget and school holiday activity / trip planning, we are taking expressions of interest for the upcoming School Holiday Intensive blocks nice and early!
We are able to offer the following intensive options:
· Physiotherapy or CME intensive hour/s: Monday - Friday
· Occupational Therapy intensive hour: Monday and Wednesday
If you are interested in either a physiotherapy, CME or occupational therapy intensive, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Child's name:
- Parent's name:
- Parent's best contact:
Discipline (please delete those not required):
- Occupational Therapy
- Physiotherapy / CME
- Preferred intensive time:
- Intensive frequency or duration (e.g. daily over 2 weeks, 3x weekly over 2 weeks etc):
While we will try our best to accommodate all requests, please understand that not all requests for intensive appointments may be able to be filled and it will be prioritised upon a first come, first served basis.
Little Bodies Therapy Team Treats
We love hearing about anything that might benefit our community, both our Little Bodies and those that are taking such good care of them. If you have something you think would be great to share around to other families, that you are enjoying or others may benefit from, please let us know and we can share with everyone in the future months!
Check out some of our fabulous OT, Alice's favourite DIY fine motor games below.
Alice's DIY Fine Motor Games
Make a tennis ball monster
Cut a slit in a tennis ball and stick 2 googly eyes on and you have a tennis ball monster! You can use whatever you have at home to feed the monster, pom poms, dried cereal or pasta… he/she is not fussy!
- Squeeze the ball for your child to feed the monster
- If you are looking for an extra strengthening challenge, your child can squeeze the tennis ball monster them self to pick up pom poms.
Colander threading activity
All you need is pipe cleaners and a colander. If you don’t have pipe cleaners, you can use dry spaghetti (warning: dry spaghetti can get a little messy!)
Extend this idea in play…it is a space helmet!
This activity targets the following skills: pincer grip, manual dexterity and visual motor integration skills.
Egg Carton Activities
There is SO much you can do with old egg cartons. Here are just a few ideas…
Colour the base of each egg cup on the inside and outside and poke holes through them.
- Threading pipe cleaners/coloured pop sticks/pom poms/coloured pencils. Extend this activity by asking your child to match the colours.
- Playdoh eggs: hide little animals inside of balls of playdoh and place inside the egg carton. Ask your child to find the animals inside.
- Posting pom poms.
This activity targets the following skills: strength, pincer grip, manual dexterity, finger isolation, bilateral integration, visual motor integration skills.
All you need are pegs and something to peg them on!
Place an elastic band around a box to attach pegs to. You can also use a clothes airer if your child can reach.
Extend this to imaginative play with asking your child to help mum and dad hang the washing out by hanging out dolls clothes.
This activity targets the following skills: the little muscles of the fingers, pincer grip, bilateral integration, visual motor integration skills.