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: http://yourtherapysource.blogspot.hk/ 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 psychcentral.com: 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

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

Simple Statistics.

As a psychology student, statistics are my worst nightmare. But I have put together a few things to remember when trying to decide which stats test to use and when. This is a… Continue reading

Don’t Let a Lack of Sleep Affect Your Day

  It’s a common phenomenon; waking up in the early hours of the morning, and struggling to get back to sleep. We have all experienced it, some more than others. And most of… Continue reading

More Than One Type of Fun?

  When analyzing why people spend so much time watching TV, and how that fits into our day-to-day happiness, Gretchen Rubin broke “fun” down into the following three types… The first is CHALLENGING… Continue reading

Are Your Daily Hassles Making You Depressed?

  It is easy for us to forget the importance of the little challenges we face everyday.  We tend to put the blame of our stress and sadness on the bigger life events… 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.