Melville Occupational Therapy and Extra Lesson put 8 children through the Integrated Listening System’s Safe and Sound Program in April 2018. This program delivers filtered music through air conduction headphones using only vocal music. The focus of this program is on the middle frequencies which in turn supports language, emotional regulation and anxiety.
The parents filled in the Measure of Foundations of Abilities questionnaire before and after the program and each parent was interviewed afterwards.
Melville Occupational Therapy and Extra Lesson for Children is now registered as a WA NDIS My Way provider. To learn about the services we provide and if you are eligible to receive them please continue reading.read more
In 2001 Clara & Damian Harris were overjoyed to be expecting their first child. They had dreams of raising their child on the family farm in Binnu, Western Australia. Never did they imagine that the next 19 years would actually be filled with intensive applied behavior therapy, main stream school, severe depression, special needs schooling, dreams of being eaten by sharks and bureaucratic bungling.read more
There are many different pencil grips that have been designed to assist children to hold their pencils in a functional way. It is important that the right pencil grip is selected for the child’s individual needs. This is assessed by an Occupational Therapist. The use of the grips must also be closely monitored to ensure the child is using it correctly.read more