Kids Therapy Club Newsletter
2nd April - 16th April
We currently have a limited amount of 1:1 Occupational Therapy and Speech & Language Pathology appointments available at our Parkwood club on the Gold Coast which is located just minutes off the Pacific Motorway.
To enquire about booking an appointment, finding out our available times or 1:1 session pricing please call our KTC Admin on 1300 933 009 or email us at email@example.com today!
KTC.tv - Therapy on Demand
Our members had the chance to access KTC.tv for free over the school holidays! If you took advantage of this offer - we would LOVE to hear from you! Please feel free to reach out to our friendly admin team and let us know your thoughts.
KTC.tv gives children with special needs and disabilities access to a vast collection of therapy videos to accelerate their therapy progress, 24/7, anytime, anywhere. New episodes are released weekly, with over 21 categories already available!
You can access KTC.tv here.
Blog - Play Therapy
Play therapy is one of the most important methods of therapy that we use when working with children. It is through play therapy that we can target such a wide range of areas at one time. Through play therapy, Occupational Therapists are able to assess and provide intervention for gross motor skills, fine motor skills, social skills, communication skills as well as developing imagination and storytelling skills.
Our wonderful Occupational Therapist Derek, has written a blog on the importance of play therapy! You can read all about it here.
Q&A with KTC Occupational Therapist, Derek Griggs
How long have you been an OT for?
I have been an Occupational Therapist for under a year.
What do you love most about occupational therapy?
What I love the most about being an Occupational Therapist is that every day is different, no two clients are the same. I love being able to celebrate the small victories with clients and their families and assisting to improve the lives of not only the clients, but their families as well.
What are you looking forward to most at KTC this year?
I'm most looking forward to a year of success and growth with KTC, especially in the group therapy programs and school holiday camps.
What is your favourite thing about KTC?
My favourite thing about KTC is the team that I work with. I love coming to work and being able to laugh and joke around with everyone and have a great time! It makes coming to work so much more enjoyable and is a really positive and supportive environment to work in.
What is your favourite therapy activity that parents can do at home with their kids?
My favourite therapy activity that parents can do at home with their kids is using spray bottles to water the plants. This activity is a great one for at home because it helps build the strength and endurance of those valuable hand muscles which are needed for fine motor skills such as handwriting and being able to use buttons and zippers and can be used as a part of daily routines to help introduce therapy (and even chores) into morning or night time schedules.
Upcoming Public Holidays
We will be closed on Monday 27th April for the Anzac Day Public Holiday & Monday 3rd May for the Labour Day Public Holiday.
Registrations are now open for the July Holiday Camp. This camp will run from 9am-3pm on Monday 5th July - Friday 9th July, at both our Parkwood and Yarrabilba locations. Limited spots available, click here to register your child's interest.
Have a happy week! - KTC Team.