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What the Puzzle Panel teaches me about proximal and distal goals

Mary Read from Take Part Occupational Therapy Ltd offers some handy learning tips for therapists becoming familiar with Sensory Integration Theory. She highlights these tips using a piece of Southpaw equipment to help meet your client’s needs.

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‘It’s so hot I’m melting down here’ by Dominic Simpson, Jigsaw Occupational Therapy

Logo Background No TaglineSo the weather man reports that it’s going be 33 degrees tomorrow. Yikes. You’re already going through a bottle of suncream lotion a day. You can’t sleep at night unless you literally lie on top of a fan. Children are coming into your room at night complaining about the heat. A hosepipe ban is surely imminent. It’s super, mega, scorching UK summer time!

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Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer by Vanessa Southgate, Jigsaw OT

Logo Background No TaglineA few weeks ago, I was very fortunate to be able to attend the first world OT conference in Cape Town, South Africa. We were gathered at the southern tip of Africa because of the life and work of Dr Jean Ayres. Her incredible work has been continued through the efforts of her passionate and dedicated scholars such as Susanne Roley-Smith, Zoe Mailloux and Diane Parham, who were the keynote speakers at the conference. 

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Out on the road again…. by Katy Kitson, Jigsaw OT

Logo Background No TaglineI have never been able to travel light. I am a ‘just in case’ type of person and so tend to over estimate what I might need. The time I spend rummaging in my bag is a constant source of amusement to my family. They call it my hobby! Being an Occupational Therapist, based mainly in the community, presents a particular challenge for me. What can I possibly afford to leave behind? To which I usually answer…. not much.

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Creating a Sensory Integration Room – By Dominic Simpson, Jigsaw Occupational Therapy

Logo Background No TaglineTransforming a blank space into a Sensory Integration room is no easy task, it involves a lot of creative thinking, imagination and planning due to the sheer amount of limitless options! We encountered this very situation when creating our unique space some four years ago now and if things go to plan we will be embarking on another journey to create even bigger and better Sensory Integration facilities in the near future (watch this space!).

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