What is occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy is a client-centered health profession enabling engagement in occupations of self-care, play, leisure and work in order for individuals, groups or communities to achieve health and well-being. An occupational therapist works on developing a person’s independence and quality of life.
A pediatric occupational therapist focuses on developing a child’s skills in various areas of play, self-care and school so that they are able to reach their full potential and be as independent as possible in their everyday activities.
Intervention may focus on improving their skills in a range of areas including:
- Play and playfulness
- Self-care skills (such as feeding, toileting, dressing etc)
- Fine & gross motor skills
- School-related skills (such as handwriting, organisational skills, attending and regulation etc)
- Sensory integration and processing difficulties.
What is the difference between play and playfulness?
Play is the observable action and can be described as a transaction between a child and their surrounding environment. Playfulness on the other hand, describes a child’s inherent disposition or attitude to engage in play opportunities.
What is sensory integration?
Sensory integration is the process by which we receive information through our senses, organise this information, and use it to participate in our everyday activities. This includes the five familiar senses: touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste. As well as our two hidden senses: vestibular (our movement and balance sense) and proprioception (our body awareness sense).
What is meant by caregiver?
A caregiver is anyone who takes care of or has children under their care for whole or part of the day.
What is meant by a family unit?
We refer to a family unit as all members that share and live as one household including extended and non-direct family members.
ABOUT THE MEMBER PLAYGROUND
Who is the e-learning platform for?
This is relevant for all caregivers, including parents, early childhood teachers and carers, aupairs or anyone who would feel that they could benefit from guidance and support in children’s development and play skills.
Which age range does this cover?
What topics will be covered?
What will I get access to?
- An ongoing video series and resources library within the member Playground on various play and child development topics
- Live monthly masterclasses with an opportunity for Q&A. These masterclasses will be available for a month along with additional opportunities for your questions to be answered
- Weekly video clips and/or demonstrations
- First access to group courses and workshops
- All videos, handouts and other resources can be accessed within your time frame and schedule, whenever it suits you!
When will the masterclasses take place?
Where will masterclasses take place?
What do you mean by an ongoing video series and library?
How do I access the library material?
Can I find this information on the internet for free?
There certainly is a lot of information out there, however not all information is grounded in theory and research. Information and topics discussed on this platform will be guided and curated by a registered professional of the applicable field.
Do you have a refund policy?
How do I cancel my monthly subscription?
What if I only want to join for one month to listen to a specific masterclass?
I can’t find my email confirmation, order number or tax invoice following payment?
Please check your spam folder, as occasionally, first time orders or emails may not go straight to inbox. Mark the email as not spam/safe to ensure future emails from PlayMore are sent straight to your inbox.
I don’t have a Facebook account. Is there any other option for me to view the video content?
Yes, we have an alternative option available for caregivers who do not have a Facebook account. We will provide you with a protected link to all video content, including: video series, masterclasses and demonstrations. Please add: No Facebook account to the order note box before you pay or alternatively email: firstname.lastname@example.org for access.