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How Does a 3 Year Old Grasp A Pencil

How Does a 3 Year Old Grasp A Pencil

Many 3 year olds tend to use all their fingers to hold chalk, crayon or pencil in the palm of their hand while their arm and elbow is held closer to their body and more directed toward the table.  Their arm and hand movements are more controlled as they start to...

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How Does a 2 to 3 Year Old Grasp A Pencil?

How Does a 2 to 3 Year Old Grasp A Pencil?

Many 2 to 3 year olds use what is technically referred to as a “Digital-Pronate Grasp”, to hold a marker, which is held with all their fingers and thumb pointing downward.  They tend to use all their fingers to hold chalk, crayon or pencil in the palm of their hand....

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Focussed Psychological Services

Focussed Psychological Services  2700, 2701, 2715 or 2717, 291, 104 through 109, 293 through 370, 110 through 133 Medical Practitioner, psychiatrist or paediatrician can refer patients with an assessed mental disorder for up to 10 individual Occupational Therapy...

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How Does A 1 Year Old Begin To Hold A Pencil?

How Does A 1 Year Old Begin To Hold A Pencil?

A palmar supinate grasp that is often referred to as a “fisted grasp” usually develops around 1 to 1½ years. The child typically holds the texta, crayon or pencil in a fist with their thumb on top of their fingers, and their arms and hand move as a whole.  At first...

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How Do I Help My Child Regulate?

How Do I Help My Child Regulate?

What is self-regulation?   Self-Regulation is a person’s ability to recognise, control and adjust energy levels, emotions, behaviour and attention levels to accommodate appropriately to their current environment and demands. This can sometimes happen automatically or...

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Attachment

This video was shown by Dan Hughes at his conference in Feb 2014 in Melbourne. It sums up attachment issues for teenagers, although we note that all human beings need a safe base from which to explore the world, in each of the four quadrants of, emotionally,...

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Fair Fighting Rules

Often one of the issues that is presented to Adelaide Night and Day Family Therapy is couples fighting. The fighting takes many forms, and is often destructive of the relationship in one way or another. Sometimes what people say can be a deal breaker and some people...

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About Family Therapy

About Family Therapy Family Therapy, also referred to as Couple and Family Therapy and Family Systems Therapy, is a branch of psychotherapy that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development. It tends to view change in...

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