Occupational Therapy

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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.

 

We can help with:

  • motor skills

  • sensory processing

  • visuo-motor integration

  • cognitive skills

  • emotional regulation

  • -Self-care activities e.g., dressing, eating with utensils

  • toileting

  •  brushing teeth

  • getting ready for school 

  • Play 

  • Handwriting 

  • 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. 

 

Our Process

Private/GP Referrals 
 

Initial Assessment -> Intervention -> Review 

 

NDIS 

Discovery -> Assessment -> Intervention -> Review 

 

Our Programs: 

Individual therapy  

Handwriting Intensive program 

Emotional Regulation Intensive program  

We accept all Medicare TCA Referrals & this service is claimable on private health funds