G'day and Welcome to Kid Skills! My name is Emily Nguyen and I'm an experienced Paediatric Occupational Therapist (OT) from Australia, currently practicing in Hong Kong.
An important part of the Occupational Therapy journey is that kids need to carry over the skills they learnt in therapy to their natural environments, at home or school. For many years I have been educating and supporting caregivers to do just this. However, I often find that parents just don’t have access to the right sensory tools to apply the recommendations I give.
To bridge this gap, I decided to tackle the problem head-on with Kid Skills Playbox! Every month you get a box filled with sensory tools along with strategies and recommendations. This will give you direct tools to use with your child at home outside of the therapy room. Each box is curated with the goal of promoting your child's foundational skills including regulation, sensory motor, cognitive and play skills - the building blocks to learning development.
That's not all! I wanted Kid Skills to be more! My younger brother is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I know very well the stress families may feel. Kid Skills aims to empower, educate and support caregivers by providing online offerings including; short simple live courses, Q&A and Facebook support group. We will provide these as part of your Playbox purchase so that we can help you holistically. Sharing our knowledge will help you know enough about your child that you can help him or her with sensory challenges whenever and wherever they occur. The more knowledge you have to think ahead and strategies will help you problem solve in the moment when they do happen. I want you to feel self-assured and confident you know how to do the best that can for your child.
"I want to make it easier for you to support your child to feel regulated and develop skills at home. As a therapist, it's important to turn over those 'magic moments' in therapy with the child to you. Those moments of joy when your child masters skills belongs to you, the wonderful caregivers!" - EMILY