Paediatric Occupational Therapy
What is Paediatric Occupational Therapy?
Paediatric Occupational Therapy focuses on helping children and adolescents participate in school and home activities to the best of their abilities. Our therapists can help with:
Self-care activities e.g. dressing, eating with utensils
Getting ready for school
Social skills e.g. behaviours, emotional regulation, playing/sharing with others
Equipment prescription e.g. sensory tools, wheelchair prescriptions, assistive devices for independence.
These skills are vital for activities such as handwriting, play, social interactions and self-care. Intervention starts with an assessment through informal observations and standardised assessments when required. We will also have a discussion to understand your child's strengths, needs and your concerns during the initial session.
Who will benefit from a Paediatric OT?
Any child or adolescent who requires assistance with becoming more independent in school or at home. They may have a diagnosis e.g. cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, developmental delays, down syndrome, intellectual disability, learning difficulties or they may not have any disability but require some help with participating in their day-to-day activities.
Private / GP Referrals -> Initial Assessment -> Intervention -> Review
Discovery -> Assessment -> Intervention -> Review
Handwriting Intensive program
Emotional Regulation Intensive program
We accept all Medicare TCA Referrals
& this service is claimable on private health funds