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Kids health information

  • The Kids health information package aims to be a practical, user-friendly and time-efficient resource for therapists to use in conjunction with an occupational therapy program. The package consists of information and activity idea sheets that are based on collective evidence-based clinical experience and current resources and journals. The package uses a standardised format and illustrations are used to enhance the understanding of the information. The activity ideas aim to be practical and fun and many can be incorporated into everyday tasks. It is intended that individual therapists will highlight the specific activities that are most suitable for each child and emphasize the correct way to do the activities.  Home program sheet templates are also included in the package.

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    Information sheets

    PDF iconAll our information sheets can be downloaded as PDF files. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader you can download the latest version from www.adobe.com

    Title Contributors 
    Developing a pencil grip  Lindy Johnson, Deidre Rundle, Sue Greaves, Kathy Newton
    Hand preference Lindy Johnson, Sue Greave
    Prewriting skillsLindy Johnson, Kathy Newton, Jan Mathes
    Pencil pressureLindy Johnson, Kathy Newton
    In-hand manipulationLindy Johnson, Kathy Newton, Sue Greaves, Deidre Rundle
    Low muscle toneLindy Johnson, Deidre Rundle, Barbara Scoullar
    Shoulder stability and control Lindy Johnson, Sue Greaves, Jane Galvin, Barbara Scoullar
    Activity ideas to develop arm co-ordination, strength and enduranceLindy Johnson, Deidre Rundle, Barbara Scoullar
    Hand and finger strengthLindy Johnson, Sue Greaves
    Hand and finger strength - AdolescentsLindy Johnson, Simone West, Robyn Bartram, Rose Biggins
    Playdough and exercise puttyLindy Johnson, Simone West, Robyn Bartram, Josie Duncan
    Encouraging young babies to use their handsLindy Johnson, Simone West, Robyn Bartram, Rose Biggins, Sue Greaves
    Encouraging older babies to use their handsLindy Johnson, Simone West, Robyn Bartram, Rose Biggins, Sue Greaves
    Encouraging toddlers to use two handsLindy Johnson, Simone West, Robyn Bartram, Rose Biggins, Sue Greaves
    Encouraging preschool children to use two handsLindy Johnson, Simone West, Robyn Bartram, Rose Biggins, Sue Greaves
    Encouraging school children to use two handsLindy Johnson, Simone West, Robyn Bartram, Rose Biggins, Sue Greaves
    SplintsLindy Johnson, Josie Duncan, Simone West, Robyn Bartram
    Pressure garments Lindy Johnson, Josie Duncan, Simone West, Robyn Bartram
    Scar managementLindy Johnson, Josie Duncan, Simone West, Robyn Bartram
    Hand exercisesLindy Johnson, Josie Duncan, Simone West, Robyn Bartram
    Thumb exercises Lindy Johnson, Josie Duncan, Simone West, Robyn Bartram
    Finger exercises Lindy Johnson, Josie Duncan, Simone West, Robyn Bartram, Rose Biggins
    Finger stretchesLindy Johnson, Josie Duncan, Simone West, Robyn Bartram, Rose Biggins
    FDP tenolysis exercises Lindy Johnson, Josie Duncan, Simone West, Robyn Bartram
    FDS tenolysis exercisesLindy Johnson, Josie Duncan, Simone West, Robyn Bartram
    Supination exercises Lindy Johnson, Josie Duncan, Rose Biggins
    Home Program

    Acknowledgements

    The Kids health information package is a result of a collaborative effort of occupational therapists primarily working at the Royal Children's Hospital. Specifically, the following occupational therapists are acknowledged for their contribution:

    • Lindy Johnson
    • Sue Greaves
    • Deidre Rundle
    • Barbara Scoullar
    • Kathy Newton
    • Josie Duncan
    • Simone West 
    • Robyn Batram
    • Joy Olsen
    • Jane Galvin
    • Jan Mathes
    • Lin Oke
    • Trina Phuah
    • Rose Biggins 

    Disclaimer

    The fact sheets presented on this site were developed by RCH occupational therapists primarily for use as a resource for RCH consumers. They have been designed to be used in conjunction with an occupational therapy intervention program.
     
    The authors of these health information fact sheets have made considerable efforts to ensure the information is accurate, easily understood and practical to implement.
     
    The Royal Children's Hospital, the Occupational Therapy Department and the authors accept no responsibility for any inaccuracies, information perceived as misleading, or the sucess of any activity ideas or treatment regimen detailed in the fact sheets.

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