Monthly Archive: June, 2013

We All Have Feelings, So Express Them

In modern day society, showing your emotions has become harder and harder. Not only do we have to deal with judgement from others, and social inappropriateness, we also have to deal with the… Continue reading

This Floortime Book is a Must!

This book by Stanley Greenspan has been extremely useful to me in understanding more about learning disabilities, as well as how Floortime can be used by both therapists AND parents. It is even… Continue reading

What Does Your Beard Say About You?

  This one was just for fun, I hope you appreciate it. While there are many men who take pride in a clean shave, especially those business types who like to be smart… Continue reading

New Research: The Origin of a Key Symptom of Autism

One of the many big problems that children suffering from autism face is the inability to understand/grasp the social and emotional aspects of human speech. This issue fuels the problems they have in… Continue reading

A Useful Floortime Technique

I have previously posted about the basics of The DIR Floortime model for Occupational Therapy, one that I support wholly, but now I’ve had a chance to research it more and observe it… Continue reading

Using Music During Therapy

I’ve spent a lot of time this last month at an OT clinic in Hong Kong, called SPOT, and one thing I have noticed is the use of music during their sessions. I… Continue reading

Misconceptions of Adult ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder that not a lot of people understand. There are a lot of myths surrounding its cause, and even it’s symptoms. One misconception I have… Continue reading

Tips to Dealing with Negative Comments About Mental Health.

So, this is something I find myself struggling with on a daily basis. When people don’t suffer from a mental health illness they don’t seem to register that making negative comments about mental… Continue reading

New Research: Genetics and Dyslexia

Where learning disabilities and language impairments are concerned, the sooner a diagnosis is made, the easier it is to tackle. Nowadays, in a lot of cases, learning difficulties aren’t diagnosed until high school… Continue reading

Tolerate Your Insecurities.

Okay so, as a teenage girl (I am classing twenteen as a teenage year now), and a teenage girl suffering from depression, insecurity basically runs my life. And I know that I am… Continue reading

New Handwriting App for iPhone!

Taken from: There is a new handwriting app for the iPad, StartDOT, that is worth checking out.  According to the website it was developed by an occupational therapist with 20 years experience… Continue reading

Making it Easier to “Just Get Over It”.

Everyone experiences things in their lives that are hard to get over. It could be that someone you are extremely close to has died – which is a tragedy – or something much… Continue reading

Just a few 10 Minute Activities to Jump Start your Creativity.

Taken from While occasionally it feels like ideas just pop into our heads, it’s rarely without some preparation on our parts. That’s because creativity is a practice. It’s magical in many ways.… Continue reading

  • Philippa Berry

    Bsc(Hons) Psychology, Mental and Physical Health at the University of Reading. Interested in Occupational Therapy, and Developmental and Social Psychology.