6 things you can do to help prevent developmental delays in your child

2018-07-04 15:20

We spoke to Cape Town based physiotherapist who is trained in neurodevelopmental therapy, Julia Lee-Sylvester, about what parents can do if they feel their child might have a developmental delay and what they can do to prevent it.

WATCH: Can occupational therapy help during pregnancy?

2016-08-30 10:37

Talking occupational therapy with Lesego Mashishi-Matlala.

"My baby hasn't started crawling yet"

2016-01-20 13:37

We know that crawling is an important milestone, but many babies crawl late or not at all. What does this mean for your baby?

ADD: should we medicate our child?

2015-04-08 14:54

When the teacher identified a problem, this parent faced a difficult decision.

Preemie becomes 'National Ambassador'

2015-01-29 11:57

As the 'public face' of March of Dimes this year, Elijah Jackson who survived premature birth against great odds, will travel the US.

Is occupational therapy overrated?

2013-04-23 09:33

Occupational therapy is often the first port of call for concerned parents, but is it being overused?

Learning difficulties in children

2011-01-11 09:17

Learning difficulties are challenging for you and your child. But with the right treatment, he can learn to learn, says a remedial education specialist

How to handle sensory processing disorder

2010-11-19 12:29

If too much touch or texture upsets your child, here’s what you should be doing.

What kind of therapist

2010-09-01 14:59

So you think your child needs help? Here’s how to get started.


Practical tips on how to deal with bullying, the OT way

2018-06-12 17:05

After attending the 17th World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) Congress in Cape Town, I discovered that occupational therapy could be an out-of-the-box solution to combating bullying.

Does too much TV lead to the need for OT?

2016-06-08 15:28

Increased screen time can lead to higher need for occupational therapy for SA kids.

Is my child tactile defensive?

2015-10-12 14:00

Is my child difficult or is he just tactile defensive?

What is sensory processing disorder?

2015-03-05 12:03

Your child could have SPD if he has difficulty learning, moving and relating to others.

My baby doesn't like spending time on her tummy

2014-05-13 11:25

My baby doesn't like spending time on her tummy. More often than not I just give up the fight, but her neck is still floppy and this makes me worry. What should I do about this?

'My daughter is not stupid'

2013-03-27 12:11

Parents who discriminate between "normal" and "special" schools can cause the most harm.

What is sensory processing disorder?

2011-09-26 15:41

Your child could have SPD if he has difficulty learning, moving and relating to others.

"Meet Gabriel: Born in February 2002, miracle child of mine!"

2010-11-22 12:42

Entrepreneur mom Ally Cohen's little boy was born with Holoprosencephaly, and here she tells us how their world had been turned upside down... but how they wouldn't change a thing.

ADHD and medicine

2010-11-10 12:21

In order to treat for ADHD, the right diagnosis needs to be made. Once it it is clear that your child has ADHD, there are some things to think about, such as the benefits of medicating. Kate Sidley provides some information

Does your child need therapy?

2010-09-01 14:58

Are your child’s fears and anxieties getting too much for him? It could be time to get some outside help. A psychologist advises.

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