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Toilet Training: Taking a Backwards Step

Help Me! I’m at my wits end! By Aimee York, Director and Principal Occupational Therapist of KinderCloud. You can find her on Google+. You’ve tried everything. You’ve done Reward Charts, timed training, visual timers, decorated the toilet, calming music and even taken breaks and come back to it. You’ve been to […]

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Worry Warts

Anxiety: Three ways to help your child relax   By Aimee York, Director and Principal Occupational Therapist of KinderCloud. You can find her on Google+. Anxiety or excessive worrying can be challenging to control or overcome for any child. Sometimes it requires the help of a caring adult to guide the […]


Toilet Training

Toilet Training All your questions answered about day time toilet training Written by Aimee York, OT Toileting training can be a rewarding but potentially frustrating time for you and your child. One of the most important things as a parent or carer, is to stay calm and reduce any stress […]

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Left or Right?

Left or Right? Establishing Hand Dominance in Children Written by Aimee York, OT and Director of KinderCloud Hand dominance in children is referred to the preference of either using your right or left hand in the majority of daily activities. The preferred hand is often referred to as the Dominant […]


5 Fine Motor Activity Ideas

5 Fine Motor Activity Ideas to strengthen your Child’s Hand These activities will help improve pencil grasp and handwriting skills By Aimee York, Director and Principal Occupational Therapist of KinderCloud It is not uncommon for an OT like myself to get a referral from a teacher for ‘bad handwriting’ or […]

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What exactly is Low Muscle Tone?

What is Low Muscle Tone? Find out what exactly is Low Muscle Tone and what it means for your child. Low Muscle Tone (hypotonia) often gets thrown around as a bit of a “buzz word” in therapy these days. Often it can cause anxiety in parents, often it causes confusion, and […]


Selective Hearing

Selective Hearing It’s an epidemic among children, is there a cure?   By Aimee York, Director and Principal Occupational Therapist of KinderCloud   When mentioned, selective hearing is often more of a colloquial, somewhat amusing term to describe the mischievous ways of children. However, when applied to contexts outside the […]

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Ergonomics for Children – Tips for Improving Your Child’s Well-Being

Ergonomics for Children Ergonomic Tips for Improving Your Child’s Well-Being As adults, when our bodies hurt, we often blame our age or previous injuries. Rarely, self-aware adults will understand that body pains can be a result of lifestyle habits. It turns out, similar habits can affect the health and well-being […]


Should We Diagnose?

Considerations for Parents   By Aimee York, OT Often as an paediatric occupational therapist, I get clients coming to me seeking clarification about their child’s state of development. This may include answering a few questions, doing a formal assessment, and writing up a report. Or, it may be contributing to […]

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Guest Post: SuperSpaces for SuperHeros

Tips on creating adjustable kids spaces   Superhero headquarters are more than just a place to store toys and clothes, sleep and make mess. After a tough day fighting crime it’s where kids can be kids, free to rest, create, learn, play, make friendships and plan the next heroic battle. […]