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KIDS - Kids Independently Developing Life Skills
Helping children to live meaningful, healthy, independent lives by providing info and advice from NHS staff for young people, families and professionals.
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KIDS - Kids Independently Developing Life Skills Nov 9
Play is essential for a number of reasons. Professor Helen Dodd explains why free play is important for mental health. Play Scotland have lots of resources that will help with play at home.
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KIDS - Kids Independently Developing Life Skills Nov 6
A child’s main occupation is play and working in Children’s Occupational Therapy means that we get to play too. Check out Play Scotland for some great play activities you can try out at home or in nursery or school.
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KIDS - Kids Independently Developing Life Skills Nov 6
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KIDS - Kids Independently Developing Life Skills Nov 5
I love OT because it gives me the opportunity to support people of all ages to make positive changes to their lives and improve their health and wellbeing through participation in activity. Kelly Murray - Occupational Therapist, Skye House & Royal Hospital for Children
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KIDS - Kids Independently Developing Life Skills Nov 5
I felt that I could make a difference to a person-even if this was tiny difference, after a while in practice I still believe this! Claire Hedley – Interim Team Lead/Advanced Occupational Therapist Paediatric Neurosciences, Royal Hospital for Children
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KIDS - Kids Independently Developing Life Skills Nov 5
I love Occupational Therapy because it’s such a versatile profession. It is focused on the individual and supporting their goals and achievements through their meaningful occupations. Morven Brown - Specialist Occupational Therapist, Skye House
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KIDS - Kids Independently Developing Life Skills Nov 4
I love being an Occupational Therapist because my help and advice is always practical. Vari Morrison – Specialist Occupational Therapist, Community Paediatrics
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KIDS - Kids Independently Developing Life Skills Nov 4
I love being an Occupational Therapist because I solve practical difficulties. Lynn Tottman – Specialist Occupational Therapist, Community Paediatrics
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KIDS - Kids Independently Developing Life Skills Nov 4
I love Occupational Therapy because it is a vibrant and growing profession. Occupational Therapy makes it possible for individuals to achieve independence and live life to its fullest. Shannon O’Connor - AHP Clinical Support Worker, Skye House
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KIDS - Kids Independently Developing Life Skills Nov 3
I love being an Occupational Therapist because I get to use my skills to help children achieve their goals every day. Audrey Martin – Advanced Practitioner in Occupational Therapy, Neurodevelopment
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KIDS - Kids Independently Developing Life Skills Nov 3
I Love Occupational Therapy because I help people to achieve their goals and work towards their recovery through participation in activities that are meaningful to them. Naomi Naismith - Specialist Occupational Therapist, Skye House
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KIDS - Kids Independently Developing Life Skills Nov 3
I love being an Occupational Therapist because I enjoy seeing the positive impact I can make in a child and families life. Alison Meldrum – Specialist Occupational Therapist, Community Paediatrics
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KIDS - Kids Independently Developing Life Skills Nov 2
It is important to do a bit of what you love every day.  You need a balance of occupations and between things you have to do and things you want to do and between things that are demanding and relaxing.
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KIDS - Kids Independently Developing Life Skills Nov 2
Occupational therapy enables people to participate in daily life to improve their health and wellbeing. Daily life is made up of many activities (or occupations). Occupations for children or young people may include self-care, being productive and leisure
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KIDS - Kids Independently Developing Life Skills Nov 2
Occupational therapy can help babies, infants, children and young people grow, learn, have fun, socialise and play so they can develop, thrive and reach their full potential. You can find out more here
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KIDS - Kids Independently Developing Life Skills Nov 2
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KIDS - Kids Independently Developing Life Skills Oct 27
Check out 👀 our new page on KIDS for Sleep!
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KIDS - Kids Independently Developing Life Skills Oct 26
Autism - Different minds. One Scotland. via
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KIDS - Kids Independently Developing Life Skills Oct 14
When COVID restrictions were introduced, to help parents get help when they needed it, we set up a dedicated helpline. This has helped us connect with families. It worked so well we now we have a Renfrewshire Paediatric Therapy Helpline!
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KIDS - Kids Independently Developing Life Skills Oct 14
"The speech and language therapist’s communication was brilliant. The strategies worked for my boy. I can definitely see a light… 😀" feedback from a parent
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