Category Archive: Applied Psychology

Tips for Reducing your Childs Screen Time

Limiting your child’s screen time is a massive issue in many households today – as companies are releasing more and more games and apps that target young children and draw them in. They… Continue reading

Music as a Way of Decreasing Perceived Pain in Children

  Music is such a big part of people’s lives – I couldn’t imagine my life without it at all. I have previously posted about how it can be used during therapy sessions… Continue reading

Handwriting Without Tears

  Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) is an amazing curriculum to help children of all ages learn to write properly. From kindergarten to grade 4 there are plenty of useful tips and techniques for… Continue reading

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

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

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

Factors Influencing the Father-Child Relationship.

  Much research regarding attachment and child-caregiver relationships revolve around the relationship the child has with their mother. While there is research conducting of father-child relationships, a lot less is known as to… Continue reading

Is it Time to Keep Textbooks Simple?

  Research is now suggesting that the way textbooks are laid out may actually hinder learning, rather than aiding it. Particularly in the case of young children, the use of multiple colours may… 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.