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Sally Mackenzie Occupational Therapist - Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading List

RECOMMENDED READING Sensory Integration Raising a Sensory Smart Child, Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske, 2005, Penguin, UK, ISBN 014303488 Sensational Kids, Lucy Jane Miller, 2006, Pedigee, USA, ISBN 9780399533075 The …

Sally Mackenzie Occupational Therapist - Sensory Versus Behaviour

Sensory versus Behaviour

The Million Dollar Question: How do you tell when a behaviour is Sensory based and when it is purely Behaviourally based? Jack arrives for an assessment and cowers in the …

Sally Mackenzie Occupational Therapist - What is Neurodevelopmental Therapy

What is Neurodevelopmental Therapy

Presented by Janet Michaelides, B (Hons) Occupational Therapy, Neurodevelopmental Therapist Definition The Bobath/NDT Concept offers a forward looking interdisciplinary problem solving approach to the assessment, treatment and management of any …

Sally Mackenzie Occupational Therapist - Surviving Trips

Surviving Car Trips

General Principles of Travelling with Small Children Plan Petrol and Loo stops carefully – fill up with petrol before the trip. Synchronize sleep time away from stops for food, loo, …

Sally Mackenzie Occupational Therapist - Parenting Styles

The Effects of Parenting Styles

The effects of parenting styles (child-rearing practices) on the development of prosocial behaviour of children in early and middle childhood Abstract Prosocial behaviour such as empathy, sharing and helping, is …

Sally Mackenzie Occupational Therapist - Surviving Parties

Surviving Parties

For some children parties can be a traumatic event. The child who resists going to the party, may cling to her mother, sit on her lap for most of the …

Sally Mackenzie Occupational Therapist - A Sensory Diet

A Sensory Diet

“Young children need to absorb sensory knowledge through their skin, muscles and joints before they ‘graduate’ to a developmental level where they can gather information through their eyes and ears”. …

Scary Movies

Why is it that in almost every movie made for children, one or both parents die and abandon their kids within the first few minutes? Have you ever noticed that? …

Sally Mackenzie Occupational Therapist - Psychoneuroimmunology

Psychoneuroimmunology

ABSTRACT The body-mind problem is a debate surrounding the effects that the body has on the mind, and the effects that the mind has on the body. Issues affecting this …