UPCOMING FREE WORKSHOPS

  1. What is Sensory Processing & Self-Regulation? sensory processing.jpg

FREE INFO NIGHT for parents and pre-school/school teachers to provide some education on sensory processing & self-regulation in children.

This presentation is from Sheridan Wicks (principal of ‘Jigsaw’ Occupational Therapy for Children) for about 30-40mins and additional 20mins+ for answering questions, brainstorming and networking.

The workshop is to be held in our clinic room, so there will be a maximum capacity. We’ll have chairs, crash mats, gym ball and floor space for seating. Some ‘sensory snacks’ will be provided.

DATE: 8th MARCH

TIME: 5.30PM-6.30PM

WHERE: 51 Bridge Rd, NOWRA.

First in best dressed. RSVP required by Monday 6th March, 5pm.

Please pass on this event if you know of anyone who would benefit.

Click ‘going’ on this event on our Facebook page or email myself, Sheridan via email:
sheridan@jigsawoccupationaltherapy.com.au

 

2. LET’S PLAY!!

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We are hosting a BRAND NEW FREE workshop on the importance of play!

‘Playing is one of the most important things you can do with your child, because play is essential for your child’s brain development. The time you spend playing together gives your child lots of different ways and times to learn’ (Raising Children’s Network).

Play also helps your child:
* build confidence
* feel loved, happy and safe
* develop social skills, language and communication
* learn about caring for others and the environment
* develop physical skill
(Raising Children’s Network)

Come along to our FREE info night and learn about the ‘Stages of Play’, and how you can enhance your child’s play skills in your own home.

Presented by Occupational Therapist Jenna Worthing, Jenna is an experienced Paediatric Occupational Therapist with additional training in play skills and particularly, play development for children on the Autism Spectrum.

DATE: 22nd MARCH, 2018

TIME: 5.30PM-6.30PM

WHERE: 51 Bridge Rd, Nowra

First in best dressed as spaces are limited. RSVP by Tuesday 20th March, 5pm.

Click ‘going’ on this event or email myself Sheridan at

sheridan@jigsawoccupationaltherapy.com.au

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Meet & Greet our OT Jenna!

Jenna OT

Where are you from?
I am from Newcastle, NSW.

What university did you attend? 
I attended Newcastle University and completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy.

How did you become interested in Paediatrics?
I became interested in paediatrics during an overseas job as a special needs teachers assistant. I worked within a diverse range of schools supporting kids to play and learn.

Where have you worked before this?
I have been lucky to have the opportunity to work for some amazing services providing Occupational Therapy to children and their families. These include NSW Community Health as part of the child and family therapy team, and Autism Spectrum Australia working within the community and school system. I have also worked at the rehabilitation unit at the John Hunter hospital.

What would you be doing if you weren’t an Occupational Therapist?
I would be a preschool educator or primary school teacher.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working at Jigsaw? I enjoy going to the beach in summer and snow in winter. I love meeting up with friends, going for coffee, and keeping active by doing yoga or going to the gym.

Do you have any siblings? Yes, I have 2 brothers.

Your favourite food: Pizza and Gelato.

Favourite sporting team (or sport): Newcastle knights

Favourite animal: Puppies

If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be? A tropical beach.

What is the best part of working at Jigsaw Occupational Therapy for Children: Seeing amazing children grow and develop. It’s so rewarding seeing them gain confidence in their skills.