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Integrated Listening System’s Safe and Sound Program (SSP) Results from April 2018

Integrated Listening System’s Safe and Sound Program (SSP) Results from April 2018

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.

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WA NDIS Transitioning to NDIS

WA NDIS Transitioning to NDIS

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.

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Parent Development Evening-The Zones of Regulation for Emotional Control

Parent Development Evening-The Zones of Regulation for Emotional Control

  Want to help your child stay in the zone? The Zones of Regulation is a cognitive behaviour approach to teach children how to regulate and better control their emotions through movement, sensory and cognitive strategies. Using a visual framework that categorises feelings and bodily signals into four coloured ‘zones’, children are taught to develop self-monitoring skills and their own tool kit of practical strategies that can be used at home and school to support optimal participation, engagement and wellbeing. When: Monday 19th March 2018 Time: 6.45pm for a 7.00pm Start Where: 9 Hulme Court Myaree WA 6154 Tea and light refreshments provided Cost: $5 BOOK TODAY 08 9329 9500 or email... read more
SOLD OUT – Swimming with Sharks Presentation 24th October 2017

SOLD OUT – Swimming with Sharks Presentation 24th October 2017

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.

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What’s the difference from one pencil grip to another?

What’s the difference from one pencil grip to another?

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.

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