An Occupational Therapist sounds like someone who helps with your job...?

Well I guess this is true… Children have very important jobs- to play, make friends, be successful at home tasks such as dressing and feeding, and probably most importantly, to reach their social and academic potential.

 

Occupational Therapy helps children experiencing difficulties in any of these areas. We work closely with parents and teachers to ensure therapy strategies are carried out in all settings, optimizing the chances of success for the child.

As O.T’s are concerned with every day living skills, we work with children of all ages and abilities. This includes children with and without a diagnosis.

Some specific diagnosis include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Developmental Coordination Disorder (including Dyspraxia)

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Acquired Brain Injuries

  • Generalised anxiety 

  • Downs syndrome and developmental disabilities

  • Global developmental delay

  • Intellectual Disabilities

What do O.T's help with?

Recreation
  • Gross motor skills including accessing the playground

  • Participation in sports/ team sports

  •  Specific skills involving eye-hand coordination and balance​

Classroom Skills
  • Fine motor skills (including     pre-writing, handwriting, scissor skills, manipulative skills)

  • Cognitive skills (including organization, functional memory

  • Attention/ Concentration (staying on task)

  • Participating in routines

  • Problem solving skills

  • Sensory Processing 

Play and Social Skills
  • Emotional regulation

  • Purposeful, structured/ unstructured play

  • Imaginative play

  • Making and keeping friends.

  • Understanding social cues

Self Care Skills
  • Independence with dressing, feeding, toileting and hygiene.

MELBOURNE THE HUB

MELBOURNE

THE ARCADE

Level 1, Suite 2

74 Doncaster Road, North Balwyn 3104 VIC

2/70 Doncaster Road, North Balwyn 3104 VIC 

SYDNEY

HUNTERS HILL

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5/33 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill, NSW 2110